News – 2018

Engineering joy

Graduating senior Izzy Lloyd tells us about her day — and the story of a rich, multifaceted career at MIT.

Work of the future and the future of work for women in political science

Ford Professor Kathleen Thelen addresses challenges of the “gig economy” and gender equity issues in her field.

The task of history

At community dialogue, MIT historians discuss the power of historical knowledge to make a better world.

Hacking for Inclusion?

Q&A with Organizer Elaine Harris

Addressing bias, inequality, and accessibility in breastfeeding

Make the Breast Pump Not Suck hackathon at the Media Lab emphasizes social and political issues over engineering.

Massachusetts legislature considering two campus sexual assault bills

Title IX Coordinator Rankin: MIT supports overall concept but wants some adjustments

3 Questions: Melissa Nobles and Craig Steven Wilder on the MIT and Legacy of Slavery project

MIT Community Dialogue series is underway as multi-year research continues.

Building AI systems that make fair decisions

Harini Suresh, a PhD student at MIT CSAIL, studies how to make machine learning algorithms more understandable and less biased.

Celebrating great mentorship for graduate students

MIT’s Committed to Caring Award selects third slate of dedicated professors.

2018 Change Makers honored for their work to combat sexual misconduct

Violence Prevention and Response and Title IX and Bias Response Office celebrate individuals making a difference in the fight to end sexual harassment and assault.

Rona Wang, Selam Gano win 2018 De Courtivron Writing Prizes

Prizes recognize student writing on topics related to immigrant, diaspora, bicultural, bilingual, and/or multi-racial experiences.

Bertschinger to leave post as Institute Community and Equity Officer

After five years in novel administrative role, MIT physicist will return to faculty responsibilities.

This is what a scientist looks like

Researchers celebrate women in environmental sciences and engineering at the MIT Museum’s Girls Day.

Innovation fosters inclusive teaching at MIT

Panelists at MacVicar Day symposium highlight wide-ranging approaches for including, engaging, and supporting all students.

KSA meeting puts “Spotlight” on region’s diversity issues

At annual event, Boston Globe’s Spotlight team discusses its latest investigation into racism in Boston.

Using technology to combat bias in hiring

Stephanie Lampkin MBA ’13 says unconscious bias creates unfair hiring practices — and she developed an app for that.

Future engineers build confidence and community

Empowering young scientists and engineers is personal for Eboney Hearn ’01, executive director of the MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs.

Alumnae unite at MIT Women's unConference

Gathering brings alumni to campus to celebrate women and create connections to further societal changes.

Lending mind, hand, and heart

Senior Isabella Pecorari is building supportive communities at MIT and beyond.

Recipients of the 2018 MIT Excellence Awards and Collier Medal announced

The MIT Excellence Awards and Collier Medal are among the highest honors awarded to staff, and acknowledge the extraordinary efforts made in the spirit of fulfilling the goals, values, and mission of the Institute.