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Vol. XXXII No. 5May/June 2020

On the Risks and Benefits of New International Engagements

Richard Lester
I write to report on how the Faculty and Administration have together been evaluating the risks of new international engagements – and strengthening our processes for doing so – in...

Vol. XXXII No. 5May/June 2020

Voices from the MIT Community Vigil

Kendyll Hicks, Ramona Allen, Malick Ghachem, Corban Swain
The following four messages speak to the tragic circumstances triggered by racism, the consequent chronic experience of fear, and the need for our community to recognize and address the continuum...

Vol. XXXII No. 5May/June 2020

A Faculty Testimonial

Jonathan A. King
Years back I was privileged to have a very talented African-American graduate student. She was awarded her PhD for a superior thesis in physical biochemistry. Though offered a prestigious research...

Vol. XXXII No. 5May/June 2020

CMS/W and Racial Justice: A Path Forward

We support Black Lives Matter and other activists protesting racism and police violence, spurred by the killing of George Floyd. We must stand with them, speak out strongly, and act...

Vol. XXXII No. 5May/June 2020

Literature’s Statement of Solidarity

The Literature Section of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology stands against racism and the policing policies that enforce it. We abhor the racial profiling and the violence that have resulted...

Vol. XXXII No. 5May/June 2020

Statement from MIT Anthropology

In the midst of Covid-19’s unfolding and unequal death tolls and of ongoing police, state, and everyday violence against Black, Brown, Asian, and Indigenous communities in the United States and...

Vol. XXXII No. 5May/June 2020

Statement from the Graduate Student Council (GSC)

To the Graduate Student Community, We are deeply angered and heartbroken by the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, as well as the countless others...

Vol. XXXII No. 5May/June 2020

Ramping Up On-Campus Research at MIT

Maria T. Zuber, Tyler E. Jacks
After two months of sequestering researchers from campus to address health concerns for our community as the world battled the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, plans are underway to restart...

Vol. XXXIII No. 2November/December 2020

Nationwide Unemployment Insurance Fraud Scheme

During the pandemic, an unemployment insurance fraud scheme has been targeting unemployment assistance programs across the country. Those who are committing the fraud are believed to be using stolen personal...

Vol. XXXIII No. 2November/December 2020

The Problem with Philanthropy

Sally Haslanger
Charitable giving is one of the few things in the world that seems to be wholly good. Philanthropy, often characterised as private action for the public good, appears to earn...
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