Banned MIT lecture by Princeton professor draws thousands

Source: Fox News

“[T]housands have registered to attend a guest lecture at Princeton University by a geophysics professor whose initial speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was canceled amid pressure from campus activists. ‘I’m delighted to report that we’ve expanded the Zoom quota for Dr. Dorian Abbot’s Princeton lecture — the one shockingly and shamefully canceled by MIT — and literally thousands of people have registered,’ Princeton professor Robert P. George tweeted on Monday. … Abbot … was slated to deliver the John Carlson Lecture, which is billed by MIT as an annual lecture meant to communicate ‘exciting new results in climate science to the general public,’ in light of his research on climate change. But MIT retracted his invitation, not because of the content of his planned lecture, but instead after activists and MIT academics took issue with Abbot’s past comments arguing academic evaluations should be based on merit, not on race or ethnic identity.” (10/11/21)