Japan earthquake and tsunami

Phi Delta Theta Fraternity Fundraiser

The fraternity raised over $8,800 over three weeks; with over $1,000 during the week of the bake sale. Read more...

Japanese Association of MIT Funding Drive

The Japanese Association of MIT (JAM) coordinated a funding drive in Lobby 10 and the Stata Center from March 14 through March 18.
For more information, please visit the JAM website.

Starr Forum: Japan's Nuclear Crisis

On Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM, in MIT Bldg E15, Bartos Theatre (Atrium Level), 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MIT experts discussed Japan's nuclear past, present, and future from a political and engineering perspective. The presentation will include an eyewitness account of the crisis and the Japanese government's response.

Guest speakers were:
  • Richard Samuels, Ford International Professor of Political Science and Director of the MIT Center for International Studies
  • Ken Oye, Associate Professor at MIT and Director of the MIT-CIS Program on Political Economy and Technology Policy
  • Michael Golay, MIT Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering
Co-sponsored by the MIT Center for International Studies, MIT-Japan Program, and Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering

Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering briefing on the Japan nuclear crisis

Information session was Wednesday, March 15. More details

See more on The MIT Joint Program onthe Scienc and Policy of Global Change website.

A Benefit Skate for Japan

Took place on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 5:15 pm at the Ice Arena
at MIT's Johnson Athletics Center.

An exhibition by Figure Skating Club members followed by open ice. FSC members will be on the ice for those who want to learn to skate or learn figure skating moves. Rental skates will be available. Donations will be accepted at the door. All funds raised went towards the Japanese Association of MIT's donation drive for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Presented by the MIT Figure Skating Club and Japanese Association of MIT