MIT Grew Staff Size by 1,200 While Enrollment Barely Budged

MIT Campus

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology added more than 1,200 new administrative/support staff positions in less than a decade – including six “diversity, equity, and inclusion” assistant deans in one year, a College Fix analysis found.

Meanwhile, between 2013 and 2022, undergraduate student enrollment remained basically flat.

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MIT Becomes First Elite School to Eliminate Diversity and Inclusion Hiring Requirement

MIT President Sally Kornbluth

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology became the first elite university to get rid of its “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” criteria in its hiring requirements, after the university’s president claimed that it does not work.

MIT previously required candidates hoping to join its faculty to provide a statement that shows they understand the “challenges related to diversity, equity, and inclusion,” and describe their “track record of working with diverse groups of people.” They were also required to demonstrate how they plan to advance DEI in their position at the school. But a 2023 poll found that a large majority of the school’s faculty and students were afraid to express their views, according to Fox News.

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Billionaire CEO Announces Plagiarism Probe Targeting MIT, and Beyond

Hedge fund founder Bill Ackman announced on Friday he would launch an AI plagiarism review of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s faculty and leaders with possible plans to extend the probe to other elite universities.

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Over 70 Representatives Call for Removal of Elite University Presidents Following Disastrous Hearing

Over 70 members of Congress called for the removal of the presidents of Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Friday following their testimony at a Tuesday hearing, which caused widespread outrage.

Harvard President Claudine Gay, Penn President Elizabeth Magill and MIT President Sally Kornbluth refused to say during the hearing if calls for genocide were violations of their campuses’ codes of conduct, and Gay and Magill later backtracked on their statements following widespread backlash. The letter, spearheaded by Republican New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, calls on the boards of the universities to “immediately remove each of these presidents” from their positions.

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Jeffrey Epstein Transferred $270,000 for Popular Left-Wing Academic in 2018

Deceased financier and sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein moved $270,000 between accounts for Noam Chomsky, the prominent left-wing activist and academic confirmed to The Wall Street Journal.

Chomsky met with Epstein several times after he registered as a sex offender in 2010, and Chomsky received the transfer in March 2018, according to the WSJ. It was “restricted to rearrangement of my own funds, and did not involve one penny from Epstein,” Chomsky told the WSJ.

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