January-March 2024 | Vol.XXXVI No. 3

In Defense of Learning, Research, and Free Inquiry

Since their emergence in medieval times, universities have served as outposts of independent thought, resisting pressures from the Church and State.

The Student Protesters and MIT

The massacre and kidnappings in Israel and the ongoing war against Palestinians living in Gaza have revealed deep fault lines within the MIT community.

Domicide: The Mass Destruction of Homes Should Be a Crime Against Humanity

The widespread or systematic destruction of homes has long been a feature of modern warfare.

From The Faculty Chair
Our Public Sphere, or, How to Meet as a Faculty

A colleague wrote to us early last semester to complain that Institute faculty meetings are boring.

Mea Culpa

I made a mistake. And I would like to apologize to everyone who was at the Institute faculty meeting of February 21, 2024.

Supporting Student Learning

In the last year, every issue of the MIT Faculty Newsletter (FNL) has included at least one article (if not more) addressing student learning and engagement.

Phi Beta Kappa at MIT: A Golden Opportunity to Recognize Undergraduate Excellence

Did you know that MIT’s chapter of the national honor society Phi Beta Kappa annually recognizes around 75-90 senior undergraduates for their broad excellence and achievements in liberal arts and sciences?

Timeline that Led to the Suspension of the Coalition Against Apartheid (CAA)

Since October 7, 2023, tension has been rising between maintaining an orderly and civil campus environment within a set of rules and the need on matters of moral urgency to be somewhat flexible in applying those rules.

Why I Participated in the CAA Rally

My name is Fedaa Alsoufi. I am a second-year student from Gaza, Rafah, Palestine.