Welcome to "Inventing Our Future," MIT’s diversity and inclusion website.

The purpose of this site is to engage the MIT community in dialogue and action which promotes an increasingly inclusive community. This site will grow as faculty, students, staff and alums add resources, share stories and engage in dialogue. Discuss, Share, Act!

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Inventing Our Future | May 28, 2014 | 09:57AM
Exploring and sharing experience through stories Remi Mir '17 and Daniel Stone '17 are both freshmen computer science majors who say they began writing to explore their experiences more deeply and to share them with others. “It was nice writing this essay because I didn’t even know I had this story to tell,” Mir says. "Being a kid of two cultures has taught me is that I don’t need to force myself to wear the 'socks' of only one culture at a time. I can mix and match and still be comfortable with who I am." — from “The Socks Don’t Have to Match,” by Remi Mir ’17 Read More
Inventing Our Future | April 30, 2014 | 05:33PM
The contributions of women to the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields gained some additional visibility on Wikipedia this spring as MIT students and faculty members teamed up for a "Women-in-STEM Edit-a-thon @ MIT" in honor of former MIT President Charles M. Vest, who died in 2013. Read More
Inventing Our Future | July 26, 2013 | 02:30PM
Physicist has a long track record of leadership on issues of community, equity, inclusion and diversity. Edmund Bertschinger, a physicist who has led both his department and the Institute to foster a culture of inclusion, will become MIT’s Institute Community and Equity Officer (ICEO). The new position will focus on matters of community, equity, inclusion and diversity on campus. Provost Chris Kaiser made the announcement today in an email to the MIT community. Bertschinger, a professor of physics who now heads the Department of Physics, will assume his new role on July 1. Read More
Naomi Ryan | July 25, 2013 | 01:21PM
Professor Teng's latest research explores the history of relationships and marriages between Westerners and Asians, beginning in the mid-19th century, and also discusses the concept of mixed race identity.  Read more about her book at MIT News. Read More
Naomi Ryan | July 25, 2013 | 11:44AM
MIT Employee Benefits has new information regarding the tax changes for same-sex couples following the Supreme Court's recent ruling in favor of of marriage equality.    Read More
Naomi Ryan | July 24, 2013 | 09:14AM
MIT recently received the distinction of being selected as one of AARP's 50 Best Employers for Workers Over 50.  Click here to read more about the award and to access the full list of honorees. Read More
Naomi Ryan | July 24, 2013 | 09:07AM
CB/BS is pleased to announce that John G. Mikhael won First Prize in the third annual Isabelle de Courtivron student writing competition for his submission, "Lost in Translation."  The Isabelle de Courtivron Prize is an award for student writing on topics related to immigrant, diaspora, bicultural, bilingual, and/or mixed/race experiences.  Read More