Lincoln Palmer Bloomfield, professor emeritus of political science, dies at 93
November 5, 2013Longtime member of the MIT faculty was noted for his work on containing conflict and averting nuclear escalation.
Doctor, doctor: Why the job market for married couples in medicine works well
October 31, 2013New study in the growing ‘market design’ field of economics explains how a job-market algorithm helps land couples in the same locations.
Fighting for social justice
October 14, 2013With U.S. history and constitutional law on his mind, senior Cory Hernandez envisions a society that welcomes all — starting with MIT.
Said and Done for September 2013
September 18, 2013Digest of the MIT humanities, arts and social sciences
The unknowns surrounding Syria
September 12, 2013At MIT, foreign-policy experts discuss the complications of another potential military intervention in the Middle East.
3 Questions: Christopher Capozzola on the history of chemical-weapons bans
September 10, 2013MIT historian discusses the longstanding ‘taboo’ against chemical weapons, and international attempts to eliminate them.
Empowering women in Afghanistan
August 1, 2013By placing some women in local leadership positions, an innovative development aid program integrates women into civic life, and may have economic benefits.
How anti-poverty programs go viral
July 25, 2013Study: Getting the well-connected to spread the word helps more people learn about microfinance programs in rural India.
That ’70s show
June 12, 2013In a new book, journalist and MIT fellow Christian Caryl recounts the epoch-shaping political, religious and economic upheavals launched in the year 1979.
Dean Fitzgerald announces appointments to SHASS leadership roles
June 10, 2013
Melissa Nobles: Taking full account of the past
May 20, 2013MIT political science professor examines ways societies confront histories of racial and ethnic injustice