MIT FACULTY NEWSLETTER
May/June 2022 | Vol. XXXIV No. 5
MIT’s Faculty honors and takes particular pride in the accomplishments and resilience of the Class of 2022.
From The Faculty Chair
Faculty-Corporation Engagement in the Triangle of MIT’s System of Shared Governance
Engineers know about the strength of a triangle. It is a shape that is not easily distorted under pressure. Structures that use them last for centuries.
No New Cold – or Hot – War!
The world is awash in nuclear weapons on hair-trigger alert. This stark statement includes Russian missiles, British missiles, French missiles, Pakistani missiles, Indian missiles, Israeli missiles, and U.S. missiles and bombers.
MIT was founded in 1861, at the start of the war over slavery, to catalyze the Industrial Revolution in America. In that regard it has been spectacularly successful.
In October 2021, a committee led by Professor Dan Hastings issued MIT’s “Values Statement.” Their committee, absent of Native/Indigenous participants, issued a statement . . .
The world looks to MIT for leadership. And this leadership is not limited to science and technology . . .
I very much agree with this op/ed ("On Closing the MIT Pharmacy").