MIT and peer institutions file Supreme Court amicus brief supporting consideration of race in admissions
August 14, 2012The Institute and 13 other leading universities reaffirm the value of diversity as justices consider a challenge to undergraduate admissions policies at the University of Texas.
Glen Urban, former MIT Sloan dean, retires to focus on research; leaves behind $1 million gift
June 11, 2012Establishes a PhD marketing fellowship at the school
President Susan Hockfield’s charge to the 2012 graduates
June 8, 2012‘Now is the moment for us to send you forth … to put MIT’s spirit and principles to work around the globe.’
Sal Khan salutes ‘the wizards of tomorrow’
June 8, 2012In commencement address, 1998 alumnus asks the Class of 2012 to perform a thought experiment in time travel.
MIT Corporation elects new members
June 7, 2012Hockfield named life member; 10 others elected as term members.
L. Rafael Reif selected as MIT’s 17th president
May 16, 2012As provost since 2005, the president-elect has inspired innovation and played a critical role in the financial stewardship of the Institute.
Students hail selection of L. Rafael Reif as MIT’s 17th president
May 16, 2012Members of Student Advisory Committee cite president-elect’s ‘strong leadership and a willingness to engage students’ as provost.
SUTD marks start of its first academic year
May 8, 2012Singaporean university, established in consultation with MIT, enrolls 340 students in its inaugural class.
MIT launches student-produced educational video initiative
April 25, 2012Original short videos, in collaboration with Khan Academy, aim to fuel K-12 students’ interest in engineering and science.
Lois Craig, former associate dean in the School of Architecture + Planning, dies at 82
April 19, 2012A trusted and valued adviser and colleague
Chancellor concludes review of 2011 Clean Energy Prize
April 12, 2012Finds rules were not broken, but competition needs improvements, including better guidelines on public presentations
Reif, Grimson: MITx aims to enhance on-campus education
April 6, 2012New online courses add value to MIT’s residential program, provost and chancellor tell students.
Four professors named 2012 MacVicar Fellows
March 16, 2012Broadhead, Kaelbling, Kaiser and Rose awarded the Institute’s highest undergraduate teaching honor.
Anant Agarwal named director of new unit to advance MITx
March 16, 2012Instructor of inaugural 6.002x course will step down as CSAIL director.
New initiatives in graduate education at MIT
March 5, 2012Three new committees will advance important topics.
MIT’s financial aid budget will rise more sharply than tuition next year
March 2, 2012Undergraduate financial aid increase of 4.7 percent will cushion 3.25 percent increase in tuition.
Tania Baker named head of the Department of Biology
February 28, 2012Succeeds Chris Kaiser, who was appointed director of NIGMS
MITx prototype course opens for enrollment
February 13, 2012Online-learning initiative’s first offering, ‘6.002x: Circuits and Electronics,’ accepting registrants now.
MIT and SUTD open International Design Centre
February 9, 2012Aims to become the world’s premier scholarly hub for technologically intensive design.