January/February 2021 | Vol. XXXIII No. 3

Moving Forward: MIT Medical’s Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

For MIT Medical, the Covid-19 crisis began January 21, 2020. That was the first day we began following the novel virus, now known as SARS-CoV-2, that has changed every aspect of how we live and work.

Reflections on the Humanities in Higher Learning Today

As President Biden said in his victory speech on November 7, 2020, “For American educators, this is a great day for y'all. You're gonna have one of your own in the White House.”

From the Faculty Chair
Task Force 2021 and Beyond – Toward “Building a Better MIT”

In May last year, in a letter to the MIT community President Rafael Reif announced the creation of “Task Force 2021 and Beyond,” a major initiative aimed at re-envisioning MIT for the post-Covid world.

Why Have We, a Group of MIT Faculty, Signed the Letter in Support of Gang Chen?

Because if such a prominent citizen of our country, a loyal American, . . . a beloved teacher and scientist who has dedicated his creativity and energy to his students and MIT and this country, is criminally targeted for routine scientific and educational activities, we are all at risk.

Faculty Letter to President Reif in Support of Professor Gang Chen

As colleagues and friends of MIT Professor Gang Chen, we share our dismay and pain over his recent arrest.

The Legacy of the Involvement of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the Bombs Dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

On August 6, 2020, people around the world commemorated the 75th year since the first atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.