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Vol. XXXV No. 1September/October 2022

Nominate a Colleague as a MacVicar Faculty Fellow

Provost Cynthia Barnhart is calling for nominations of faculty as 2023 MacVicar Faculty Fellows. The MacVicar Faculty Fellows Program recognizes MIT faculty who have made exemplary and sustained contributions to...

Vol. XXXV No. 1September/October 2022

Palestine, MIT, and Free Speech: A Letter from Student Activists to Our Professors

We are the MIT Coalition Against Apartheid (CAA), a student group that is the product of years of advocacy efforts by Palestinians and Palestinian rights activists. The CAA first began...

Vol. XXXV No. 1September/October 2022

Response to “Project Indigenous MIT”

Heather Lechtman
To: David Shane Lowry From: Heather Lechtman; director, Center for Materials Research in Archaeology and Ethnology [CMRAE] Date: 14 June 2022 Hello David Shane Lowry I write in response to...

Vol. XXXV No. 1September/October 2022

Strengths and Weaknesses of an MIT Education

Daniel Jackson
To The Faculty Newsletter: Thomas Eagar and Alex Slocum nicely outlined some of MIT’s best qualities (“Leadership, Management and Education at MIT, redux“, MIT Faculty Newsletter, May/June 2022). I am...

Vol. XXXV No. 1September/October 2022

Concern with MIT’s Response to Professor Abbot

Vera Yudovina
To The Faculty Newsletter: As a mother of a 2015 graduate, I fully agree with the opinions of Dr. Geil, and with the open letter. We had sent our son...

Vol. XXXV No. 1September/October 2022

from the MIT Survey of New Students, 2022 and 2018

Vol. XXXV No. 1September/October 2022

Lessons on Governance from Yale

Robert Berwick, Nazli Choucri, Jonathan A. King
A recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education by Len Gutkin, “The Review: The Report Yale Doesn’t Want You to See” (August 22, 2022) is very illuminating about how...

Vol. XXXV No. 1September/October 2022

Prof. Vera Kistiakowsky, 1928-2021

Jonathan A. King, Ruth Perry, Robert P. Redwine
Prof. Vera Kistiakowsky passed away on December 11, 2021 at the age of 93. Dr. Kistiakowsky was the first woman to be appointed a professor of physics at MIT (1972)....

Vol. XXXV No. 1September/October 2022

Faculty Newsletter Business

Upcoming Editorial Board Elections Later this fall, we will be holding elections for new members of the Faculty Newsletter Editorial Board. As always, these elections will be held electronically, and...

Aron Bernstein: In Memoriam (Susan Goldhor)

Aron was as close as you can get to being self-made. He grew up in a financially, intellectually and culturally impoverished family. The things that he loved and that defined...
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