Sasha K. Wood '93 certainly has a right to express her anger over the actions of Professor George Bekefi ["Oscillation demonstration offensive," Sept. 17]. However, any problems she or any other women's-movement activists may have should be directed at Bekefi, and not The Tech.
The responsibility to "make MIT more welcoming to a diverse population" is largely that of groups such as GAMIT and the Association of Women Students, as well as the Institute itself. The Tech does not in any way shoulder this responsibility. The Tech's role is to report what happens around the Institute, and not necessarily to censor. Is it The Tech's fault that a belly dancer appeared in a Physics III (8.03) lecture? Of course not. Certainly, we should be thankful that The Tech was there doing its job so that people such as Wood could see what went on and express their concerns about it.
When the hack group HAMIT (Heterosexuals At MIT) hung its controversial drop poster in Lobby 7 last year, The Tech was certainly not repressive against homosexuals for displaying a picture of this poster; nor was it
so against Pro-Life when it displayed pictures from the Pro-Choice rally in Washington last year.
Reporting happenings like these come with the responsibility of publishing a newspaper. Do not be upset at The Tech for doing its job.
Viet Le '93->