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Vol. XXXIII No. 3January/February 2021

The Legacy of the Involvement of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the Bombs Dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Jean Bele
On August 6, 2020, people around the world commemorated the 75th year since the first atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. People gathered with flags and flowers...

Vol. XXXIII No. 3January/February 2021

Why Have We, a Group of MIT Faculty, Signed the Letter in Support of Gang Chen?

Because if such a prominent citizen of our country, a loyal American, a person who has raised his children here, a beloved teacher and scientist who has dedicated his creativity...

Vol. XXXIII No. 3January/February 2021

Moving Abruptly Online: What it was like for Faculty and for Students

Shigeru Miyagawa, Meghan Perdue
Like so many institutions around the world, MIT made the abrupt transition to online teaching in the midst of the pandemic, thrusting all 1,251 of its spring 2020 courses online...

Prof. Aron Bernstein Memorial

In a long and productive life in nuclear physics, Aron was an unflagging advocate for peace and nuclear disarmament, particularly among his scientific colleagues. This page will carry reports, articles,...

Vol. XXXIII No. 3January/February 2021

Improvements in Policies for Promotion and Tenure are Overdue

Rick L. Danheiser
How can we improve MIT’s promotion and tenure processes? This has been a priority on my agenda since the beginning of my term as Chair of the Faculty. In the...

Vol. XXXIII No. 3January/February 2021

Methodological Appendix

Teresa Nelson, Dylan Nelson
Our project encompassed five operational phases between July 2019-August 2020. The overall design and management of the study was led by Dr. Teresa Nelson and the data collection team and...

Vol. XXXIII No. 3January/February 2021

Faculty Letter to President Reif in Support of Professor Gang Chen

January 21, 2021 Dear President Reif: As colleagues and friends of MIT Professor Gang Chen, we share our dismay and pain over his recent arrest [1]. We all know Professor...

Vol. XXXIII No. 3January/February 2021

“May You Live in Interesting Times”: The Year in Review

Rick L. Danheiser
My term as Chair of the MIT Faculty began on July 1, 2019. To say that it has been an interesting year would be something of an understatement. Revelations about...

Vol. XXXIII No. 3January/February 2021

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. 3January/February 2021

What’s In a Name?

Robert D. van der Hilst , Aarti Dwivedi, Jennifer Fentress, Bradford H. Hager, Deepa Rao, Kasturi Shah, Susan Solomon, Lily Zhang
This isn’t a business-as-usual donor recognition story. The Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) is of course delighted to acknowledge Shell for making a gift to support the...
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