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Vol. XXXIV No. 3January/February 2022

Campus Research Revenues

This graphic shows campus research revenues as percentages by sponsor type, averaged over five fiscal years, 2017-2021....

Vol. XXXIV No. 3January/February 2022

Selecting a New President

Sally Haslanger, Jonathan A. King, Ceasar McDowell, Ruth Perry, Nasser Rabbat
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....

Ulrich Laemmli’s Development of SDS Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis

Jonathan King Department of Biology Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA 02139 One of the most widely used and important techniques in modern biology is SDS polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis....

Vol. XXXIV No. 4March/April 2022

MIT Opens Learning for Refugees

Admir Masic
It’s December 2016, and I’ve just arrived in the port town of Pozzallo in Sicily, where I am watching a group of boys playing soccer. The boys are animated and...

Vol. XXXIV No. 4March/April 2022

An Astronaut on the MIT Faculty

Jeffrey Hoffman
Explanatory Note: Prior to joining the faculty of MIT’s Aero/Astro Department, I was a NASA astronaut for 19 years. I was contacted earlier this year by Emeritus Professor Jonathan King,...

Vol. XXXIV No. 4March/April 2022

Creating the MIT Values Statement

Daniel E. Hastings, Tracy Gabridge
Dear Colleagues, We are delighted to share with you the MIT Values Statement​, the product of more than a year’s worth of broad consultation and serious debate by a group...

Vol. XXXIV No. 4March/April 2022

MIT Values Statement

Excellence and Curiosity We strive for the highest standards of integrity, and intellectual and creative excellence. We seek new knowledge and practical impact, in service to the nation and the...

Vol. XXXIV No. 4March/April 2022

On the Cancellation of Dorian Abbot

To The Faculty Newsletter: As the father of a recent MIT grad (class of 2021) I heartily agree with the open letter from numerous MIT faculty regarding Prof. Abbot’s canceled...

Vol. XXXIV No. 4March/April 2022

Elevating Design at MIT Through the Morningside Academy

John Ochsendorf, Maria Yang
MIT has areas of tremendous strength in design education and research, but we have not been greater than the sum of our parts. Over the last 18 months, faculty and...
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