Concepts familiar from grade-school algebra have broad ramifications in computer science.
Spectrum, the tabloid newspaper that supports MIT fundraising efforts, has a new editor, Elizabeth Karagianis. Ms. Karagianis comes to MIT with extensive experience as a working journalist and a teacher.
According to Barbara Stowe, vice president for resource development, "Liz brings to us not only an impressive writing portfolio, but great insight and energy. She seems to ask all the right questions, and that should translate into a great Spectrum."
Spectrum was established in 1987 as part of the Campaign for the future to generate commitment to the campaign and keep MIT's top donors informed and excited about what students and faculty were doing on campus. According to Ms. Stowe, the paper was so well received by alumni/ae and friends and by the MIT community that it was decided to keep it going after the campaign ended. "Fundraising never stops, and this is a valuable support," she says.
Ms. Karagianis has been a frequent contributor to The Boston Globe, and was a Boston reporter for Time and Newsweek. For several years she wrote and managed media relations for Frontline, the PBS documentary series. At Boston University, she taught journalism in the College of Communications for more than five years. She has also taught Boston public school children in a special program at the Lewenberg Middle School, a public school in Boston.
Ms. Karagianis succeeds Theresa Pease, who left MIT last summer to become director of communications at Phillips Academy, Andover.
A version of this article appeared in the November 16, 1994 issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume 39, Number 12).