History of MIT
Classes and academic research help launch companies
October 2, 2011A variety of course offerings are devoted to spurring new ventures.
Outside the classroom, students create future businesses
September 27, 2011Members of MIT’s ‘entrepreneurial ecosystem’ say it abounds in resources to help the would-be business founder.
From Globe and Gates to Google and Guardian: Nods to MIT's 150th
May 13, 2011Special Boston Globe magazine on MIT at 150 published Sunday; search-engine giant and U.K. newspaper post pieces about the Institute's impact
The birth of electrical engineering
March 9, 2011The creation of the first electrical-engineering curriculum may have said as much about MIT’s educational philosophy as it did about the pace of innovation.
Four professors named MacVicar fellows
March 8, 2011Sanyal, Schuh, Verghese and Winston honored for undergraduate teaching excellence
Celebrating women in public service on the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day
March 8, 2011Funding from the MIT Women’s League supports women helping communities around the globe
A look back at Old Ashdown in all its (quirky) glory
February 28, 2011Before it was Maseeh Hall, and before it was W1, this historic building was home to generations of graduate students.
A difference maker
February 16, 2011Vannevar Bush PhD ’16, a unique figure in American history, transformed his country’s scientific establishment during its wartime hour of need.
1948 mayor to MIT: use flamethrowers to melt snow?
February 3, 2011A letter from the MIT archives recalls another super-snowy Boston winter.
A life filled with firsts
January 26, 2011Ellen Swallow Richards, MIT’s first female graduate and faculty member, opened the door for women in science, and founded ecology and home economics along the way.