Historian of science Charles Weiner dies at 80
February 1, 2012Longtime faculty member was a pre-eminent analyst of the political, social and ethical dimensions of contemporary science.
David White, founding director of the MIT Energy Laboratory, dies at 89
January 18, 2012
Gene Chamberlain, longtime MIT staff member, dies at 91
December 15, 2011Worked in MIT’s International Students Office for 32 years
Harold Somers Mickley, alumnus and former chair of the MIT faculty, dies at 93
December 7, 2011
Charles ‘Hank’ Spaulding ’51, longtime MIT Corporation member, dies at 84
November 30, 2011
David Staelin, longtime professor in EECS and RLE, dies at 73
November 15, 2011Researcher led a career distinguished by abundant accomplishments, widespread impact in his 55 years at MIT.
Gobind Khorana, MIT professor emeritus, dies at 89
November 10, 2011Nobel-winning biochemist made seminal contributions to genetics, was a loyal teacher and mentor.
Robert Silbey, former MIT dean of science, dies at 71
October 27, 2011'Excellent teacher' spent 45 years as faculty member, administrator.
Jane Phillips, employee in Office of Vice President for Finance, dies at 65
October 13, 2011
Sir William R. Hawthorne, former professor of mechanical engineering, dies at 98
September 22, 2011Pioneer of jet-engine technology fostered trans-Atlantic, Cambridge-to-Cambridge collaboration.
Robert Rathbone, MIT professor emeritus, dies at 95
May 19, 2011Writer and editor helped shape Institute’s humanities program, taught skills for communicating science and technology.
Jerome Lettvin, MIT professor emeritus, dies at 91
April 29, 2011Dynamic cognitive scientist made key contributions to neurophysiology and vision science.
Longtime Corporation member John Haas, SM ’42, dies at 92
April 11, 2011Successful businessman was philanthropic, modest
Pioneering filmmaker Richard Leacock, former MIT professor, dies at age 89
March 25, 2011Inventive MIT filmmaker helped create cinéma vérité style with path-breaking documentaries
Earl Miners Harvey, former MIT architect, dies at 93
February 25, 2011
Frank McClintock, professor emeritus, alumnus, dies at 90
February 24, 2011
Paul Clisbee, longtime facilities employee, dies at 60
February 23, 2011
Anne Mayes, former materials science professor, dies at 46
January 25, 2011'Fiercely dedicated to MIT students,' she established fellowship prior to leaving the Institute.
William Coady, former budget and finance manager, dies at 79
January 11, 2011
Richard L. Cartwright, emeritus professor of philosophy, dies at age 85
December 22, 2010A founding figure of philosophy at MIT, he was especially known for his influence on colleagues and students.
Austin Petzke, former manager of Building Services at MIT, dies at age 67
December 8, 2010A leader in operations at the Institute for more than 30 years, he considered his custodial staff the eyes and ears of the Institute.