MIT FACULTY NEWSLETTER
May/June 2021 | Vol. XXXIII No. 5
What a year! For many of us it is hard to imagine the difficulties you have navigated through this past year of the pandemic.
At the April 21 and May 12, 2021 Institute Faculty Meetings, I joined several colleagues to update the MIT community on the state of our planning for the fall 2021 semester.
Lily L. Tsai, Ford Professor of Political Science, will succeed Rick Danheiser as Chair of the Faculty on July 1, 2021.
Very few university faculties across the nation have an independent newsletter for their expression.
From the Faculty Chair
A Look Back and a Look Ahead
In this, my final column as Chair of the Faculty, I take a look back at some of the key contributions and accomplishments of Faculty Governance during these past most unusual two years.
As universities return to in-classroom teaching, what practices that emerged during the pandemic will carry over?
A pressing issue that is currently under consideration in Washington, DC is whether to replace the aging deployment of InterContinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) with a new fleet of missiles.
Robert D. van der Hilst Aarti Dwivedi Jennifer Fentress Bradford H. Hager Deepa Rao Kasturi Shah Susan Solomon Lily Zhang
This isn’t a business-as-usual donor recognition story.
I read with interest MIT’s new DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) plan circulated by the Provost. It is an impressive document and obviously the product of a lot of thought.
On April 4, 2001, MIT President Charles Vest announced that the Institute would make course material from virtually all undergraduate and graduate courses “accessible to anyone anywhere in the world, through our OpenCourseWare initiative.”
I jokingly call what you see in this photo the “derobotizer” setup (more on that below).