News – 2017

Pew recognizes four MIT researchers for innovation in biomedical science

Biophysicist Ibrahim Cissé and cell biologist Gene-Wei Li honored as Pew Scholars; postdocs Ana Fiszbein and María Inda are named Pew Latin American Fellows.

Dean for Undergraduate Education announces 2017 Infinite Mile Award recipients

Annual celebration of excellence honors staff for contributions on behalf of students, the department, and the Institute.

Multicultural Programs, LBGT Services moving to new offices in W31

Programs supporting students will be closer to the center of campus.

Media Lab announces 2017 Director’s Fellows

Nine new Director’s Fellows bring their diverse experiences to a global network empowered by technology created at the MIT Media Lab.

Danielle Olson: Building empathy through computer science and art

CSAIL PhD student creates immersive media to help users understand each other’s backgrounds and feelings.

Hacking discrimination

Student teams develop technology-based tools to address racism and bias.

2017 Isabelle de Courtivron Writing Prize

Global Studies and Languages is pleased to announce the winners of the Isabelle de Courtivron Prize for 2017: Mira Partha and Sefa Adzo Yakpo.

With peer institutions, MIT files amicus brief against revised travel ban

Ensuring that students and scholars from around the globe can continue to enter the US is vital to universities’ missions, brief argues.

3Q: Suzy Nelson on protections for transgender students at MIT

The Institute’s nondiscrimination policies will continue to offer vital protections for MIT’s transgender community, says the vice president and dean for student life.

“Discrimination affects us all”

Celebration of MLK features NASA mission manager Aprille Joy Ericsson ’86.

MIT and 16 others file amicus brief concerning executive order restricting travel to US

Universities argue that the ability to welcome students and scholars from all countries is critical to their educational missions.

3 Questions: Emma Teng on “China Comes to Tech”

New exhibit delves into history of Chinese students at MIT.

Letter to the community: Update regarding Executive Order, thoughts on moving forward

"We continue to push hard to bring back to MIT those members of our community who were barred from the US because of the January 27 Executive Order on immigration."

Joy Buolamwini wins national contest for her work fighting bias in machine learning

Media Lab graduate student selected from over 7,300 entrants, awarded $50,000 scholarship in contest inspired by the film "Hidden Figures."