News – 2017

Tackling student food insecurity with SwipeShare

Partnership between the Division of Student Life, undergrads, and grad students that enables guest swipe donations draws 673 donated meals in its first week.

Calculating the cost of tech-fueled discrimination

Math graduate student’s Data for Black Lives conference provides numbers behind the technologies that enable exclusion.

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to speak at MIT’s 2018 Commencement

Executive, author, and feminist will address the Class of 2018 on June 8.

Wellness Fair showcases healthy campus resources

More than 400 students participated in the event, which connected them to more than two dozen wellness-related campus organizations.

A Bit More About Paul and Priscilla Gray

We write to add a few lines to the outpouring of respect and affection for Paul Gray.

MIT community gathers to honor Paul Gray

Memorial tribute celebrates former Institute president who cherished “This special place.”

3Q: Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart on efforts to combat sexual assault

Barnhart reports on progress since pioneering student survey, urges all members of MIT community to be part of culture change to prevent sexual misconduct.

AeroAstro announces graduate fellowships for women and other underrepresented students

The MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AeroAstro) has created a pool of graduate fellowships designated for women and other underrepresented students.

Using art to disrupt systems of oppression

Visiting Artist B. Stephen Carpenter II examines issues of access, privilege and the global water crisis.

MindHandHeart study break

Sushi, gratitude cards, and puppy visits are supported by a grant program that promotes wellness and community building.

Visiting Professor Anita Hill leads conversations about Title IX

Attorney, author, and civil-rights advocate moderates The Gender/Race Imperative, a series of talks at MIT about equality in education.

MIT joins court brief in support of “Dreamers”

Legal filing is part of larger set of Institute actions to aid DACA students.

Connecting through conversation

Whether in Cambridge or Shanghai, MIT senior Joshua Charles Woodard seeks to learn from others’ perspectives and challenge his own.

Mapping gender diversity at MIT

Data visualization map explores two decades of enrollment trends among female students at the Institute.

Ritu Raman named L’Oréal Women in Science Fellow

Postdoc in the Langer Lab is honored for her contributions to the advancement of STEM fields and for her support of women and girls in science.

Good Housekeeping honors rocket scientist Tiera Guinn '17

Design engineer and 2017 alumna working on the largest rocket ever created by NASA was named an "Awesome Woman of 2017."

Innovating for shared prosperity

MIT’s Inclusive Innovation Challenge awards over $1 million to organizations harnessing technology to create greater economic opportunity for workers.

School of Science welcomes new faculty members

This fall brings 14 new professors in the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics.

Exploring the new world of online credentials

Summit showcases dramatic growth of online learning and explores synergy with residential education.

Q&A: Respecting employees with disabilities

For National Disability Employment Awareness Month, staff members Pauline Dowell and Nico Lang describe their experiences working at MIT.