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Vol. XXXIII No. 4March/April 2021


Vol. XXXIII No. 5May/June 2021

Lily Tsai New Chair of the Faculty

Newsletter Staff
Lily L. Tsai, Ford Professor of Political Science, will succeed Rick Danheiser as Chair of the Faculty on July 1, 2021. Lily has served as Chair-Elect during the current academic...

Vol. XXXIII No. 5May/June 2021

MIT Plans for the Fall Semester

Cynthia Barnhart
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...

Vol. XXXIII No. 5May/June 2021

Greetings to our Graduates in the Year of the Pandemic

The Editorial Board of the MIT Faculty Newsletter
What a year! For many of us it is hard to imagine the difficulties you have navigated through this past year of the pandemic. MIT’s faculty values and takes particular...

Vol. XXXIII No. 5May/June 2021

The Role and Reach of the MIT Faculty Newsletter; Thank You

Sally Haslanger, Jonathan A. King, Ceasar McDowell, Robert P. Redwine
Very few university faculties across the nation have an independent newsletter for their expression. Given that MIT plays a somewhat distinctive role in the national and international academic community, we...

Vol. XXXIII No. 5May/June 2021

Don’t Renew the ICBM Force, Eliminate It

Robert P. Redwine, Jonathan A. King
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. The...

Vol. XXXIII No. 5May/June 2021

What Will Remain Post-Pandemic?

Shigeru Miyagawa, Meghan Perdue
As universities return to in-classroom teaching, what practices that emerged during the pandemic will carry over? While we are all anxious to get back to teaching and working on campus,...

Open Letter to Presidents Biden, Putin, and Zelensky: Pursue Diplomatic Solutions to Avoid Nuclear War

Please sign this letter from college and university faculty and staffs. Sixty years ago, the Cuban Missile Crisis brought the world close to nuclear war. At present, threats to launch...
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