January/February 2022 | Vol. XXXIV No. 3

Selecting a New President

In its 156 years, MIT will begin selecting a new president for the nineteenth time. The MIT Corporation will make the selection informed by the recommendation of a Search Committee.

An Update on Research Administration

Over the years, two overarching trends have added to the research administration complexity faced by principal investigators at MIT.

Scholarly Publisher Contracts and New Benefits for MIT Authors

MIT has been using the Framework for Publisher Contracts to guide negotiations with scholarly publishers for more than two years.

Reflections on the MIT Graduate Student Union Organizing Campaign

For those of us teaching and researching industrial relations to have a union organizing campaign unfolding where we work is amazing and engaging.

A Unifying Online Proposal for MIT’s Educational Mission Based on Open edX

MIT was born as an undergraduate institution to prepare students for jobs as "industrial scientists." Today its vast impact is mainly due to its graduate students, postdocs, research staff, and research centers and laboratories – largely supported by outside funding.

New Commencement Format for 2022

MIT’s student population has grown in recent decades, and with it, the number of graduates participating in Commencement has increased.

Distracted Driving: Finding a Realistic Solution

Internet-based communications technology has advanced at a remarkable pace in the last two decades and, like other rapidly emerging technologies, has presented new challenges to privacy, health and safety, and individual freedom.

Clarification Needed on MIT’s Commitment to Freedom of Speech

The long statement by Professors Eduardo Kausel and John Williams ("Is MIT Losing Control of its Own Destiny?", MIT Faculty Newsletter, Vol. XXXIV, No. 2) is a deep and brilliant exposition on the sources of underlying strengths and global leadership of MIT.

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