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Aron Bernstein: In Memoriam (Dan Bernstein)

I want to thank Bob Redwine and the event coordinators for organizing this memorial and both the Department and MIT for honoring my father. All of you here today know...

Aron Bernstein: In Memoriam (Jonathan King)

As the ranks of MITs nuclear disarmament ranks thinned, with the passing away of Herman Feshbach, Vicki Weisskopf, and Phillip Morrison, Aron informally took over the effort to keep nuclear...

Vol. XXXIV No. 5May/June 2022

from the 2022 MIT Quality of Life Survey

Main Campus Employees and Students Source: Office of the Provost/Institutional Research...

Vol. XXXIV No. 5May/June 2022

On the Closing of the MIT Pharmacy

Michael J. Cima
To The Faculty Newsletter: I very much agree with this op/ed (“On Closing the MIT Pharmacy“). The closing of the MIT pharmacy was a real shock to me. It comes...

Vol. XXXIV No. 5May/June 2022

Congratulations to our Graduates of the Years of the Pandemic

The Editorial Board of the MIT Faculty Newsletter
MIT’s Faculty honors and takes particular pride in the accomplishments and resilience of the Class of 2022. You have had to navigate and overcome the unprecedented stresses of these recent...

Aron Bernstein: In Memoriam (Bolek Wyslouch)

We are gathered here today to celebrate the life of a passionate physicist and humanitarian, our dear colleague Aron Bernstein. Aron was one of the pillars of the Laboratory for...

Vol. XXXIV No. 5May/June 2022

MIT and a Green New Deal for Cambridge

Quinton Zondervan
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. Industrialization itself...

Vol. XXXIV No. 5May/June 2022

Project Indigenous MIT

David Shane Lowry
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 that suggests that we at MIT will:...

Vol. XXXIV No. 5May/June 2022

Leadership, Management, and Education at MIT (redux)

Thomas W. Eagar, Alex Slocum
This article is based on Professor Eagar’s original 2004 article (MIT Faculty Newsletter, Vol. XVI No. 5, April/May 2004) with new thoughts added by Professor Alex Slocum. Both are senior...

Vol. XXXIV No. 5May/June 2022

Faculty-Corporation Engagement in the Triangle of MIT’s System of Shared Governance

Lily Tsai, Rick Danheiser, Robert Jaffe, Thomas Kochan
Why MIT’s system of shared governance works Engineers know about the strength of a triangle. It is a shape that is not easily distorted under pressure. Structures that use them...
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