An open letter to Nergis Mavalvala, the Dean of Science at MIT
How do you think she will respond?
Note: As of April 13, Professor Mavalvala has ignored my letter. I will update this if I ever hear back.
Dear Dean Mavalvala,
I've written to you before but never got a response.
I donated $2.5M to MIT nearly 25 years ago; the Kirsch Auditorium is named in honor of my gift.
Recently, I asked if I could give a speech in that auditorium to talk about COVID vaccine science that is being censored by the media and labeled as "misinformation."
I was told that they couldn't find a faculty member to sponsor my talk.
I was stunned.
My beliefs are shared by millions of Americans, yet the MIT faculty won't allow me an opportunity to be heard.
I wanted to speak about what the data shows and point out that people are ignoring the data and simply trusting whatever the CDC claims.
The data doesn't lie. The data consistently shows the COVID vaccines are the deadliest vaccines in human history. There is no other explanation that anyone has proposed that fits the data.
It is unfortunate that the MIT faculty was not open minded enough to consider the possibility they may have gotten it wrong.
That's not how a premiere institution of science is supposed to work.
MIT should welcome legitimate data that challenges its beliefs. That would be consistent with the values of MIT which state:
With fearless curiosity, we question our assumptions, look outward, and learn from others
Because learning is nourished by a diversity of views, we cherish free expression, debate, and dialogue in pursuit of truth – and we commit to using these tools with respect for each other and our community
We challenge ourselves to face difficult facts
We know that talent and good ideas can come from anywhere
Together we possess uncommon strengths, and we shoulder the responsibility to use them with wisdom and care for humanity and the natural world.
Do you believe the unwillingness of MIT faculty members to sponsor my talk is consistent with the MIT values?
P.S. I was ultimately able to find one MIT faculty member to sponsor my talk. I find it very telling that MIT could not. That is the fundamental problem. It should have been the reverse: it should have been impossible to find an MIT faculty member that would not sponsor my talk.