Martin Schmidt named provost; Cynthia Barnhart named chancellor
February 3, 2014Two faculty members named to MIT’s most senior academic posts first arrived at the Institute as students in the early 1980s.
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
MIT adopts new policy to mitigate federal tax burden for same-sex couples
June 21, 2013Institute to provide supplemental payment of $1,500 to cover imputed income tax.
Edmund Bertschinger appointed as Institute Community and Equity Officer
June 20, 2013Physicist has a long track record of leadership on issues of community, equity, inclusion and diversity.
Kaiser, Grimson launch Graduate Student Housing Working Group
March 18, 2013Effort comes in response to faculty’s 2030/Kendall task force recommendation; Kendall Square zoning hearings continue.
Provost Chris Kaiser updates faculty on Kendall Square
November 20, 2012MIT to file rezoning petition; eastern gateway to the campus to be imagined collaboratively.
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.
Provost releases faculty task force report on Kendall Square
October 17, 2012Supports MIT’s plan to file rezoning petition; offers recommendations for path forward
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.
‘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.
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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.
Some MIT freshmen get high-level advisors
May 11, 2012Top administrators ‘walk the talk’ by advising members of the Class of 2015.
MIT and Harvard launch a ‘revolution in education’
May 2, 2012Online edX courses will open both universities’ classrooms to the world while enhancing on-campus learning.
MIT and Harvard announce edX
May 2, 2012Joint partnership builds on MITx and Harvard distance learning; aims to benefit campus-based education and beyond.
MIT establishes Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST)
April 12, 2012$1.5M grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will launch CAST.
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.
MathWorks makes multi-year sponsorship commitment to MIT OpenCourseWare
March 2, 2012Joins Dow Chemical and Lockheed Martin in OCW Next Decade Alliance to support global educational opportunity.
Susan Hockfield to step down
February 16, 2012MIT’s 16th president led Institute in service to nation and world; met recession with unprecedented fundraising success and careful budget management.