Not the Way to Treat Family
MIT is a community and in many ways an extended family. For our younger students in particular, we act in the absence of parents. If my son had been arrested at Logan Airport under the same circumstances as Star Simpson, and the Boston Globe had called me up for a comment, I would not have characterized him as reckless, and neither should MIT have made any such comment regards Simpson. The Boston Globe is not family. Star Simpson is.
MacVicar Faculty Fellow
Class of 1922 Professor of Physics