MIT and Harvard release working papers on open online courses
January 21, 2014Research findings challenge common misconceptions, offer surprising insights about how students engage with MOOCs.
Elizabeth Johnson, widow of former MIT president Howard Johnson, dies at 92
January 8, 2014Known for her ‘warmth, kindness, and gracious good sense’ during campus upheaval in the late 1960s, Johnson helped lead MIT at a divisive time.
Hazel Sive steps down as associate dean of the School of Science
December 20, 2013Biologist’s six-year administrative tenure focused on educational initiatives and on diversity and inclusiveness among faculty and postdocs.
Former MIT president Charles M. Vest dies at 72
December 13, 2013As the Institute’s leader from 1990 to 2004, he sparked a period of dynamism.
Reif releases preliminary report of the Institute-Wide Task Force on the Future of MIT Education
November 21, 2013Report presents possibilities for reimagining an MIT education.
Also labeled: Education, teaching, academics, Educational Innovation and Technology, Faculty, Learning, Office of Digital Learning, Online learning, President L. Rafael Reif, Students, EdX, Massive open online courses (MOOCs), MITx, Staff, Alumni/ae, Institute-wide Task Force on the Future of MIT Education, OpenCourseWare
DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman will be MIT’s 2014 Commencement speaker
November 12, 2013A champion of market-driven science, trained as an engineer, will address the Class of 2014 on June 6.
Grimson to assume key role in fundraising campaign; Schmidt to serve as acting provost
October 22, 2013In new capacity, outgoing chancellor will ensure that faculty and student priorities are reflected in the coming capital campaign.
Letter regarding new roles for Grimson, Schmidt
October 22, 2013
Recommendation made to demolish Bexley Hall
October 17, 2013Decision based on building condition; process for next steps will include student input
Task Force on the Future of MIT Education works toward preliminary report this fall
October 7, 2013Hundreds of members of the MIT community — including more than half of the faculty — have weighed in on the topic.
Also labeled: Education, teaching, academics, Educational Innovation and Technology, EdX, Staff, Students, Alumni/ae, Community, Faculty, Massive open online courses (MOOCs), MITx, Online learning, OpenCourseWare, President L. Rafael Reif, Residential life, Institute-wide Task Force on the Future of MIT Education
Committee on Animal Care solicits feedback
October 1, 2013
MIT launches ‘Atlas’ as a new administrative-systems hub
September 30, 2013New portal will replace SAPweb and SAPweb Self Service.
Vice President for Resource Development Jeffrey Newton to retire
September 19, 2013Seven years at MIT cap ‘a career of accomplishment in service to some of the nation’s most distinguished academic institutions.’
Also labeled: President L. Rafael Reif
Letter to the community regarding Newton announcement
September 19, 2013
Chris Kaiser to step down as provost, return to the faculty
September 16, 2013After nine years as a departmental and Institute administrator, biologist plans to return to his longtime interests in teaching and research.
Letter to the community regarding Kaiser announcement
September 16, 2013
Alison Alden, MIT’s vice president for human resources, to retire in 2014
September 10, 2013Early-spring departure to conclude ‘seven years of exceptional service’ to the Institute.
Letter regarding community engagement on the Swartz report
September 5, 2013
Also labeled: Letters to the Community
Energy savings add up to success for Efficiency Forward
August 27, 2013
Kendall Square initiative moves toward design phase
August 20, 2013Urban-design firm to be selected; community meetings will be set for fall.
Letter to MIT community from L. Rafael Reif regarding release of Swartz report
July 30, 2013
FAQ on report to President Reif regarding MIT and Aaron SwartzSubscribe
July 30, 2013MIT assesses its role.