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MIT’s Day of Dialogue committee co-chairs Jason McKnight, left, and La-Tarri Canty.

3 Questions: La-Tarri Canty and Jason McKnight on dismantling racism

Co-chairs of MIT’s Day of Dialogue committee share their hopes for the Aug. 5 event.

MIT's new captioning and accessibility website includes guidelines and tools for captioning media, as well as training and other resources for staff and MIT affiliates who post or have posted media that needs captioning (certificates required).

MIT launches website to help with captioning media content

Website, online tools will help MIT fulfill National Association of the Deaf lawsuit settlement terms.

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When It Comes to Culture, Does Your Company Walk the Talk?

Company practices often conflict with corporate values. Closing the gap starts with communication.

Hannah Clark Steiman, MBA ’13, COO Peak Support

Why this COO starts small when building a diverse team

“It’s never a coincidence; if the senior leadership is dominated by white, cisgender men, that’s happening for a reason.”

Md Sami Hasnine was instrumental in launching the MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Seminar Series.

A voice for diversity, equity, and inclusion in civil and environmental engineering

Postdoc Md Sami Hasnine's work has been instrumental in forming CEE’s DEI committee.

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ICE rescinds rule on international students and online learning

President L. Rafael Reif reflects on the decision to withdraw the July 6th policy from Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Universities support MIT and Harvard in legal action against ICE visa policy

Multiple institutions have joined effort to block policy that would bar thousands of foreign students.

MIT economist David Autor has produced a new study showing that Blacks and Hispanics are particularly affected by the decline in middle-class urban jobs in recent decades.

The urban job escalator has stopped moving

Study shows cities have stopped providing middle-class work in recent decades — especially for Black and Latino workers.

Through research trips to the remote Bolivian rainforest, researchers in the McDermott lab at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research has found that aspects of the perception of note combinations may be universal.

Universal musical harmony

Acoustic and biological constraints shape how we hear harmony across cultures.

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Letter regarding efforts to address systemic racism at MIT

The following letter was sent to the MIT community today by President L. Rafael Reif.

Daron Acemoglu, Kristin Bergmann, Gigliola Staffilani,Anna Mikusheva, Jesse Kroll, Caroline Jones, Alfredo Alexander-Katz,Kerri Cahoy, Larry Susskind,

Twelve MIT faculty honored as “Committed to Caring” for 2020-2021

Honor recognizes faculty mentors who devote true attention to students’ well-being.

Kow ’04 and Josie Atta-Mensah

Helping MITES Reach More Students

Attending MIT's Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science program was an inflection point for Kow Atta-Mensah ’04, now a managing director at Morgan Stanley in New York. 

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Asian-Americans are using Slack groups to explain racism to their parents

Crowdsourced translations are one way to start a difficult conversation.

Darien Williams, doctoral student in MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning.

Darien Williams: Chronicling Black resilience to disaster

In researching disaster recovery and marginalized populations, the PhD student seeks out people with deep knowledge of their communities.

Letter to the MIT faculty: A moment of moral urgency

The following letter was sent to MIT faculty members today by Institute Community and Equity Officer John Dozier and Associate Provost Tim Jamison.

In online vigil, MIT community shares grief, anger, and hope

“If you say you care about the injustice in this nation and in this world, you have a role to play,” said Associate Dean DiOnetta Jones Crayton.

MIT Community Vigil

Our community vigil is available for re-watch here.

Admiral William McRaven, retired U.S. Navy four-star admiral and former chancellor of the University of Texas system, delivered MIT’s 2020 Commencement address.

With touches of technical wizardry, MIT holds its first online Commencement

The online ceremony featured virtual reality, crowdsourced music, a surprise visit from space, and more.

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Letter regarding Minneapolis, our nation and our community

The following letter was sent to MIT's community today by President L. Rafael Reif.

Admiral William McRaven, retired U.S. Navy four-star admiral and former chancellor of the University of Texas system, delivered MIT’s 2020 Commencement address.

William McRaven's Commencement address

"To save the world, you will have to be men and women of great integrity," McRaven told graduates.