Professor Gilbert Strang ’55 Retires after 66 Year Career at MIT
Gilbert Strang ’55, the MathWorks Professor of Mathematics, taught his last class on May 15, marking the end of a 66-year-long career at MIT. Strang graduated from MIT in 1955 and joined the faculty in 1962. According to an article by MIT News, Strang was a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
MIT Commencement Ceremonies features OneMIT Ceremony for Class of 2023
Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2023 will take place on a three-day span from Wednesday, May 31, through Friday, June 2. Similar to proceedings at the 2022 commencement, all graduates are invited to attend a 90-minute OneMIT ceremony on Killian Court. The Class of 2023 undergraduates will receive their diplomas at Killian Court on Friday, June 1. Ceremonies for Master’s and Doctorate degrees are spread out across all three days of Commencement.
President Kornbluth reflects on first months of presidency at MIT
The inauguration for President Sally Kornbluth was held May 1, 2023. Before assuming the role of MIT’s 18th president, she was provost at Duke University for eight years. Kornbluth succeeds L. Rafael Reif, who stepped down at the end of 2022 after serving ten years in the office.
The Boston Marathon Bombings, ten years later
Through this tragedy, the city revealed its true character that has manifested itself time and time again: a place of adaptability, resilience, and heart.
MIT victorious at 83rd Putnam Mathematical Competition
MIT won the 2022 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, a prestigious math competition for undergraduate students in North America and Canada.
First approved drug for Rett Syndrome orignates from MIT Professor’s Lab
On March 10, Acadia Pharmaceuticals’ drug for treating Rett Syndrome was approved, the first ever for the condition. The basic scientific research for the drug originated in Professor Mriganka Sur’s lab in the MIT’s Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department.
MIT Offers Admission to 1,259 applicants for Class of 2027
MIT admitted 1,259 out of 26,913 applicants via early and regular action applications for the Class of 2027. This was a 20% decrease in the number of applicants from the previous year.
Inauguration Schedule for President Kornbluth Released
According to an email from MIT Institute Events, the Inauguration events for President Sally Kornbluth, MIT’s 18th president, are set to take place on Friday, April 29, and Monday, May 1, 2023.
CPW 2023: Prefrosh Converge on Campus for Food, Friends and Fun
The first day of Campus Preview Weekend (CPW) has concluded. It is the second in-person CPW since the start of the pandemic, and one of the hottest in recent memory.
Alumni Wang Pool to close for renovation on March 27
On March 27, the Alumni Wang pool will be closed for renovations. The rest of the Alumni Wang fitness areas will remain open, although MIT Recreation cited the possibility of disruptions.
Ryan Wilson Shatters NCAA Division III Records in the Indoor 1-Mile and 800 Meter Distances
Ryan Wilson ’22 obliterated the NCAA Division III Records in the Indoor 1-Mile and the 800 meter events at the meets held at Boston University. On Feb. 10, Wilson ran a 3:55.29 at the David Hemery Valentine Invite, well below the vaunted four-minute barrier and more than a full second ahead of the previous record. Two weeks later, at the Last Chance Indoor National Qualifier, Wilson ran a 1:46.61, topping a record set exactly 11 years prior by Ben Scheetz of Amherst College.
Protestors demand transparency from cambridge police following fatal shooting
On the evening of Feb. 13., protestors demonstrated in the memory of Sayed Faisal, a 20-year old UMass Boston student who was fatally shot by Cambridge police in Cambridgeport on Jan. 4.
Student Center to partially reopen on Friday, certain floors will remain closed
In an email to the MIT community sent on Feb. 15, 2023, Vice Chancellor and Dean for Student Life Suzy Nelson and Vice President for Campus Services Joe Higgins announced updates regarding the Stratton Student Center (W20) closure.
MIT updates intellectual property policy
MIT adopts revised intellectual property policy
MIT Medical Director Cecilia Stuopis urges vigilance with COVID-19 and other respiratory illness
MIT Medical Director Cecilia Stuopis urged the MIT community to continue taking precautions against COVID-19 amidst a rise in rates of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses in the Boston area earlier this winter.
Kornbluth greets MIT community after assuming presidency
President Sally Kornbluth described the excitement of moving into her new role and discussed her goals for the spring semester in an email to the MIT community sent on Jan 4. The email is her first official communication since assuming the presidency on Jan. 1.
Brent D. Ryan and Anne White named as new associate provosts
The associate provosts will work in conjunction with Barnhart “to support Dr. Kornbluth’s initiatives and priorities related to research administration and space management and campus planning.”
MIT’s assets drop 5.3%, largest decrease in seven years
MIT reported a loss in net assets for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022. According to the Report of the Treasurer, the Institute’s return on pooled investments saw a 5.3% loss in the fiscal year.
President Reif reflects on his decade of presidency and 40 years at MIT
Reif: “An area that I would also like to think survived the test of time is what I’ve tried to convey not in an announced way, but by constantly speaking about it — in public, at Convocation, at Commencement — is a caring community.”
MIT hosts first in-person Fall Career Fair in three years
The in-person Fall Career Fair was held in the Johnson Athletic Center Sept. 23. The event was organized by MIT Career Advising and Professional Development (CAPD) and the student career fair committee.