President L. Rafael Reif
Sanjay Sarma appointed as MIT’s first director of digital learning
November 20, 2012Mechanical engineering professor will shepherd efforts to integrate elements of online education into traditional MIT courses.
John Brisson appointed as director of MIT/SUTD Collaboration Office
November 20, 2012Professor of mechanical engineering will serve as the Institute’s liaison with SUTD leaders in Singapore.
Dropbox CEO Drew Houston will be MIT’s 2013 Commencement speaker
November 13, 2012MIT alumnus and co-founder of popular file-transfer service will address the Class of 2013 on June 7.
BP renews commitment to MIT with second $25 million pledge
October 25, 2012Company to provide $5 million a year to support continued energy-related research activities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Slideshow: Community Inauguration Festival
September 25, 2012Saturday's events — including a road race, campus quest and global barbecue — marked the end of the week of festivities around inauguration.
MIT plans to build new childcare facility
September 25, 2012When complete next year, the new Technology Children’s Center on Vassar Street will nearly double the Institute’s on-campus childcare capacity.
‘We are all in this great enterprise together’
September 21, 2012In his inaugural address, President L. Rafael Reif aims MIT on a course to shape new directions in education.
Innovation in the classroom
September 21, 2012‘Future of Education’ symposium, held before the inauguration of President L. Rafael Reif, examines the evolution of teaching and learning.
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MIT’s place in the world
September 20, 2012Inaugural symposium addresses the Institute’s global engagement.
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Inauguration festivities off to a stimulating start
September 19, 2012Innovation symposium touches on a dizzying array of topics, with themes of interdisciplinary collaboration, energy and innovation for the developing world.
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Preview of an inauguration
September 11, 2012In addition to marking the beginning of L. Rafael Reif’s term as MIT’s 17th president, the festivities will celebrate the MIT community’s ethic of service.
Community invited to partake in, contribute to Inauguration 2012
September 7, 2012Several academic- and family-oriented free events scheduled for Sept. 19-22.
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.
MIT receives $1 million to support edX partnership
June 19, 2012Institute receives award as part of Gates Foundation efforts to boost postsecondary graduation rates.
‘This is a dream I never dared to imagine’
May 16, 2012President-elect L. Rafael Reif greets the MIT community — and the world — as the Institute’s next leader.
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.
MIT and Harvard announce edX
May 2, 2012Joint partnership builds on MITx and Harvard distance learning; aims to benefit campus-based education and beyond.
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.