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 24, 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.
Omar Khalidi, longtime MIT research librarian, dies at age 57
November 30, 2010He worked at the MIT Libraries from 1983 until recently.
Aerospace engineer Joseph Gavin ‘41, SM ‘42 dies at 90
November 5, 2010Former president of Grumman Aircraft led Lunar Module development for NASA, aided in the rescue of Apollo 13
Harry P. Portnoy, former campus architect, dies at age 88
October 29, 2010
Donald W. Davis, longtime lecturer in Sloan, LGO, dies at 89
September 22, 2010
Robert J. Butler, former design research engineer at MIT, dies at 89
September 17, 2010An MIT engineer for 25 years, he helped design instruments for NASA’s Voyager spacecraft.