University Abruptly Ends Diversity Statements in Faculty-Hiring

By Ian Banks | May 13, 2024

Human talent

The choice was endorsed by MIT president Sally Kornbluth, along with the school's provost and six academic deans, as confirmed by a spokesperson to National Review on Sunday.
 

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“My goals are to tap into the full scope of human talent, to bring the very best to MIT, and to make sure they thrive once here,” Kornbluth said in a statement provided to NR. “We can build an inclusive environment in many ways, but compelled statements impinge on freedom of expression, and they don’t work.”
 

Writer and researcher

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John Sailer, a writer and researcher in higher education, initially disclosed Kornbluth's statement in an article for UnHerd on Sunday.