MIT Faculty Newsletter  
Vol. XXXI No. 3
January / February 2019
Saudi/MIT Policy:
Thoughtful Consideration,
Wrong Conclusions
Core Values
Letter to Associate Provost Richard Lester
Regarding MIT Engagements with Saudi Arabia
Response to Professor Lester’s Report
on MIT’s Involvement with Saudi Arabia
Candidates for Upcoming Election to
Faculty Newsletter Editorial Board
Ernst Frankel
The New MIT Homepage: Response by the MIT Office of Communications to the Article in the November/December FNL
Commemoration of March 4, 1969:
Scientists Strike For Peace
MacVicar Day 2019: “The Educated Student:
Thinking and Doing for the 21st Century”
A Plea for Integrity of the
Grievance Process at MIT
Committee on Curricula
Campus Research Expenditures
By Primary Sponsor FY2018
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In Memoriam

Ernst Frankel


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It is with great sorrow that we acknowledge the passing of Professor Emeritus of Ocean Engineering Ernst G. Frankel MME '60, SM '60. A long-time member of the Faculty Newsletter Editorial Board, Frankel was an MIT faculty member for 36 years, retiring in 1995. He passed away on November 18 at the age of 95.

Serving on the Newsletter Editorial Board from the early days of the publication, Ernst was the first to voice the importance of the FNL to address not only campus issues, but also national and international issues that impacted on or were impacted by the scientific and engineering community.

Always a tireless worker, in addition to his numerous written contributions to the Newsletter, Ernst was the author of 21 books and wrote over 700 academic papers.

His bright spirit and engaging personality will be missed at FNL Editorial Board meetings as well as frequent telephone communications.

For a more complete biography of Prof. Frankel please see:

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