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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MacVicar Day 2019: “The Educated Student:
Thinking and Doing for the 21st Century”


The Office of the Vice Chancellor and the Registrar’s Office are pleased to announce this year’s MacVicar Day program titled “The Educated Student: Thinking and Doing for the 21st Century.” The event will take place on Friday, March 8 at 2 PM in Building 6, Room 120.

In addition to celebrating the 2019 MacVicar Faculty Fellows, Vice Chancellor Ian Waitz will host a series of lightning talks, by MIT professors and students, addressing the following questions: “What’s important to a 21st century undergraduate education?” and “How is MIT adapting to these changing needs?” A Q&A panel and reception will follow.

This event will be a unique opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to come together and discuss the challenges of today’s evolving educational landscape.

All in the MIT community are welcome. More information will be available at as the event approaches.

About the MacVicar Faculty Fellows Program

Named to honor the life and contributions of the late Margaret MacVicar, Professor of Physical Science and Dean for Undergraduate Education, the MacVicar Faculty Fellows Program recognizes faculty who have made exemplary and sustained contributions to the teaching and education of undergraduates at MIT. Fellows are selected through a competitive, annual nomination process. They hail from all corners of the Institute and represent a diverse range of academic disciplines. Together, the Fellows form a small academy of scholars committed to exceptional instruction and innovation in education, embodying through their work the continuing promise of an MIT education for the future.

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