Professors, here is a quick thing you can do. Email your admissions office and ask them to put out a statement that if an applicant has been disciplined by their high school for peaceful protest, it will not be held against them
PSA: if applicants are disciplined for participating in protests against gun violence, that won't negatively impact their admissions decisions : #ParklandStudentsSpeak
MIT officially applauds the student walk-out protests against gun violence and states that any suspension "will not negatively impact a student's admissions outcome." This is how a prestigious academic institution behaves. With honor and decency.
MIT Admissions takes a stand for peaceful protest
. makes it clear: "if...admitted students or applicants are disciplined by their high school for practicing responsible citizenship by engaging in peaceful, meaningful protest related to [guns]...it will not negatively impact their admissions outcome."
In response to Stu Schmill’s thoughtful blog post, we in the College’s Admissions office strongly agree with the sentiments expressed
Without getting into the politics of gun control, this post covers so much about what I love about how MIT culture respects it's students.
MIT is leading on this. Stating that student walk-out protests against gun violence resulting in suspension "will not negatively impact a student's admissions outcome."
"We believe students should follow compasses over maps, pursuing points of direction rather than specific destinations and trusting they will end up where they belong." re:student protests & admission status. Keep protesting, smartypants! #NeverAgain