Citing Free Expression, Efficacy, MIT Drops DEI Statements

MSN reports: “MIT will no longer require diversity statements in its faculty-hiring process, making it the first elite university to abandon the practice.”

MIT President Sally Kornbluth told the National Review, “We can build an inclusive environment in many ways, but compelled statements impinge on freedom of expression, and they don’t work.”

This is significant because MIT is a private institution and was not compelled as other schools have by state legislatures or by First Amendment litigation to drop the DEI statement requirement.