MIT Faculty Newsletter  
Vol. XX No. 3
January / February 2008
Finding Polaris and Changing Course: A Closer Look at the December Faculty Meeting
The Power of Technology for Transparency
Deliberations Without Resolutions: Is it Time for a New Format for Faculty Meetings?
Teaching this spring? You should know . . .
How Do We Know if Students are Learning?
Not Just Another Survey . . . !
Online Subject Evaluation: One Step Toward More Effective Teaching
MIT Should Establish a Standing Committee on Investment Responsibility
Top Ten City of Cambridge Tax Payers
Reading the Newspaper By the Open Window
Introduction to the Campaign for Students
MIT Historical Society is Proposed
MIT's New Adoption Assistance Program
The Institute's Future
Teaching this spring? You should know . . .
Select Student Admissions and
Financial Aid Numbers
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The Institute's Future

To The Faculty Newsletter:

In response to your recent message, I must suggest that the best road for MIT, Harvard University, the Cambridge environment, our students, and the world at large, would be to merge formally, in some way, the two renowned institutions, so nearby to each other, and so entwined in their teaching and research functions. Both would be strengthened, and outstanding student applicants would be even more likely to come to us, knowing the incredible opportunities in our joint institution. A formal HMS/MIT institution would attract the best brains in the world, and likely make teaching and research even better for students, faculty, and the world at large. Is that feasible?

RS Lees, M.D.
Professor Emeritus, HST
Harvard, 1955
HMS, 1959

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