Jewish MIT alumni have sent a letter to the university’s leadership expressing concern about pro-Palestinian protests on campus, which they claim have led to anti-Semitism and fear among Jewish students and employees.
They called for enforcement of rules regarding protests and political speech, investigation by an external entity, and mandatory anti-Semitism education for staff.
MIT President Sally Kornbluth testified before Congress, stating that the administration is actively combating anti-Semitism. (Trending: Biden Bank Records Reveal Another Massive Bombshell)
“An institution that prizes mathematical rigor and consistency and physical and immutable laws is now wrought by arbitrary and discriminatory double standards. Law-breakers flaunt the law, while law-abiders are shunned and left to fend for themselves,” the letter said.
“Jewish students are blocked from attending classes, and fearful of setting foot on campus. Jewish employees fear bringing their children to MIT Daycare. The law-breaking and rule-defying is explicitly intended as a challenge [to] the presence of Jews at MIT,” the letter continued.
Sally Kornbluth said in her testimony, “As an American, as a Jew, and as a human being, I abhor anti-Semitism, and my administration is combatting it actively.”
“Since October 7th, my campus communications have been crystal clear about the dangers of anti-Semitism and about the atrocity of the Hamas terror attack,” she continued.
“I strongly believe there’s a difference between what we can say to each other – that is, what we have a right to say – and what we should say, as members of one community,” Kornbluth said.
Adding, “Yet as president of MIT – in addition to my duties to keep the campus safe, and to maintain the functioning of this national asset – I must, at the same time, ensure that we protect speech and viewpoint diversity, for everyone, in keeping with the institute’s principles on freedom of expression.”
The alumni expressed a desire to help restore MIT’s culture and are awaiting leadership’s response.
“We are angry and heartbroken at the state of affairs at our alma mater. But we are also committed to fixing MIT. We will go to any lengths to restore MIT to the culture that made it great and beloved by its Jewish alumni,” wrote the group.