MIT FACULTY NEWSLETTER
January-April 2023 | Vol.XXXV No. 3
State Housing Policies and Their Impact on MIT Students, Faculty, and Staff
Thousands of MIT graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty are impacted by decisions made by our state legislature.
In Memoriam: Melvin H. King
Boston area newspapers have carried many articles recently describing the extraordinary contributions of Mel King to the social and political life of Massachusetts.
Dealing with the Lack of Student Engagement in Lectures
In his article, "Never Mind the Firehose, You Can’t Even Lead Them to Water” (MIT Faculty Newsletter, November/December 2022), Craig Carter correctly confronts us with the fact that many of our students are not engaging with our lectures.
In Defense of Student Engagement
In a recent Faculty Newsletter article, ("Never Mind the Firehose, You Can't Even Lead Them to Water," November/December 2022) W. Craig Carter discusses a noticeable drop in student engagement during lectures, with many students either not attending lecture or being distracted by electronic devices.
Some Thoughts on the Decline of Students’ Focus
I too have observed a steady decline in focus of students. (See: "Never Mind the Firehose, You Can't Even Lead Them to Water," MIT Faculty Newsletter, November/December 2022.)
Planning for Commencement 2023
MIT introduced a new format for Commencement last year.
A Response to the Article by the Coalition Against Apartheid
A recent Faculty Newsletter (Vol. XXXV No. 1; September/October 2022) included a two-page article entitled “Palestine, MIT, and Free Speech: A Letter from Student Activists to Our Professors” alleging encumbrances limiting the free speech of Palestinian activists at MIT.
A Response to “Open Letter to Presidents Biden, Putin, and Zelensky: Pursue Diplomatic Solutions to Avoid Nuclear War”
A recent editorial letter, "Open Letter to Presidents Biden, Putin, and Zelensky: Pursue Diplomatic Solutions to Avoid Nuclear War," published in the MIT Faculty Newsletter November/December issue of 2022, issues a call to the three presidents to initiate immediately ceasefire negotiations . . .
Candidates for Upcoming Election to Faculty Newsletter Editorial Board
The MIT Faculty Newsletter has represented the views of MIT faculty for almost 35 years.