MIT used the occasion of its 150th anniversary to explore its past, present and future in a variety of ways: a treasury of video interviews of fascinating members of the MIT community, a collection of videos that capture the life and history of the Institute, and MIT News Office coverage of MIT150-related events, as well as weekly articles about Institute history. Just as we took stock, so too did the media and other parties outside the Institute — even including the United States Senate.

We invite you to take a look at what others have said about us.

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The Guardian

The MIT factor: celebrating 150 years of maverick genius
May 18, 2011

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has led the world into the future for 150 years with scientific innovations. Its brainwaves keep the US a superpower. But what makes the university such a fertile ground for brilliant ideas?

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Boston Globe

Why MIT Matters
May 15, 2011

When MIT was founded 150 years ago, it adopted a novel approach for the world of higher learning. It combined theoretical knowledge with hands-on learning and emphasized research and teaching equally. It was exactly what the United States needed to help ignite the country’s Industrial Revolution

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Boston Globe

MIT150 Special Issue
May 15, 2011

150 ideas, inventions and innovators that helped shape our world

The Google Blog Story

Google Blog

Celebrating 150 years of MIT
May 13, 2011

2011 marks the 150th anniversary of MIT, founded to speed along America’s industrial progress through scientific innovation. MIT has been at the forefront of computer science with key advancements in the field, like the invention of core memory and the first file sharing system. MIT and Google share many of the same goals and philosophies, and as part of MIT's 150th anniversary celebration, we wanted to take stock of the many ways we've been working together.

Boston Globe Story

Boston Globe

As MIT rises, so does its city
May 15, 2011

Over the past 150 years, MIT has produced dozens of Nobel laureates, and even designed the computer that guided the Apollo to the moon, accomplishments befitting one of the world’s top science and engineering schools. But it has also had a tangible impact closer to home: transforming a swath of this city’s industrial riverfront with its ever-expanding campus.

The Economist story

The Economist

MIT and the art of innovation
January 9, 2011

WHAT is the secret of innovation? There are many explanations. “You start with some very bright people, let them hang out with other very bright people and allow their imaginations to roam,” is how Susan Hockfield, the president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), sums it up. But there seems to be an important local factor too.

MIT News Story

MIT News

Resolved: U.S. Senate congratulates MIT
May 24, 2011

Senate resolution cites ‘the commitment of MIT to innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit.’