massachusetts institute of technology

MIT 1990-2004: The Vest Years
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year 1993

Carlos Salinas de Gortari, president of Mexico, speaks at Commencement

Carlos Salinas de Gotari

David Housman, professor of biology, leads team identifying gene responsible for Huntington’s Disease

Sheila WidnallSheila Widnall ’60, professor of aeronautics and astronautics, appointed Secretary of the US Air Force

Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine shared by Phillip Sharp, professor of biology, for discovery of RNA splicing

Phillip Sharp

MIT and the Justice Dept. establish standards of conduct protecting financial aid agreements among schools practicing need-blind admissions

MIT's Alcator C-Mod, world’s highest magnetic field divertor tokamak, obtains first plasma

Alcator C-Mod