News – 2016

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Veterans of civil rights movement urge students to join ongoing battle against injustice.

Nuclear engineering student advocates for change on campus and Capitol Hill

Senior Rasheed Auguste is fueled by passions for science, policy, and creating a more inclusive MIT.

Letter to the community reaffirming MIT's support for students

“Whatever may change in Washington ... it will not change the values and mission that unite us.”

MIT Reads hosts author Janet Mock

Shared reading sparks timely conversation about gender, race, and community.

“Uniting through Voice and Song” event celebrates values that connect the MIT community

MIT faculty, staff, and students come together to affirm — through words and music — the enduring values and purposes that unite the community.

Apollo code developer Margaret Hamilton receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

Former School of Engineering and Lincoln Laboratory computing pioneer among 21 recipients of the nation’s highest civilian honor.

Scene at MIT: Election reflection

On the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 9, Lobby 7 became a place for the MIT community to quietly gather and reflect on the 2016 U.S. presidential election results.

Letter to the MIT community regarding the new administration in Washington

"Today, we learned that we will have a new administration in Washington that promises a great deal of change. Within the global MIT community — more than 26,000 of us here in Cambridge and at Lincoln Lab, and 134,000 alumni — some will find those changes welcome. Some will not."

My Sister's Keeper builds community for black women students at MIT

New organization aims to increase connections, mentoring, and success.

MIT Football tackles diversity and inclusion conversations

Players’ protest begins wave of discussion.

Celebrating pioneering women in STEM at the MIT Libraries

For Ada Lovelace Day, a look at 10 women in STEM history from MIT’s rare books collection.

Media Lab conference addresses gender bias, diversity, and inclusion in STEM

Megan Smith ’86, SM ’88 and other thought leaders offer advice to students on how women in STEM fields can develop skills for navigating life and work.

Libraries launch Institute-wide reading program

MIT Reads invites the entire community for common reading and discussion.

$1 million gift to support diversity in STEM education

Gift from Hopper-Dean Foundation will enhance computer science and engineering programs for high school and middle school students.

Eboney Hearn '01 named director of MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs

Chemical engineering alumna with deep knowledge of the Institute will lead hallmark diversity program.

At open forum, MIT community discusses recent U.S. tragedies

More than 600 attend event emphasizing commitment to “stand together against injustice, intolerance, and hatred.”

Why do women leave engineering?

Study: Group dynamics of teamwork and internships deter many women in the profession.

Letter regarding vigil for Orlando shooting victims

On Saturday, more than 80 members of our community marched in the Boston Pride parade, openly celebrating the rights of those who identify as LGBTQ to be fully themselves in the world.

JJ Jackson joins MIT as diversity and inclusion officer

New position created to implement ideas from campus community in concert with Academic Council.

All-MIT Diversity Forum highlights progress, challenges for campus community

Conference underscores collaboration by students, administration.