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Unruly mob should not affect divestment (1)

I have a simple proposition for those who would protest MIT's involvement with South Africa: If you feel so strongly about the issue, transfer to another school. Go to a university where the administration is soft and weak and gives in to every exhibitionist with a cause, and you can be sure that your tuition money is not supporting something you don't want it to.

I for one am glad the Institute has not given in to the demands for divestment; if they did, I would seriously question both their moral and financial judgment. This is not because I am selfish, or in any way support apartheid, but because I believe divestment runs counter to the best interests of everyone involved.

Ken Ellis '93->