MIT is cooperating fully with the State Police in the investigation of an incident at Logan Airport this morning involving Star Simpson, a sophomore at MIT. As reported to us by authorities, Ms. Simpson’s actions were reckless and understandably created alarm at the airport.
At this time, MIT does not have any investments in the top 20 companies deemed the “highest offenders” by the national Sudan Divestment Task Force, according to Secretary of the MIT Corporation Kirk D. Kolenbrander.
David C. Schmittlein will become dean of the MIT Sloan School of Management on Oct. 15 after working for 27 years at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, including, most recently, seven years as the school’s deputy dean.
Four months ago, the lot on Albany Street stood empty. If all goes to plan, in 10 more days the lot will be empty once again.
Hundreds of universities, including several top schools, ignore or pay little heed to students’ scores on the writing section of the SAT in admissions decisions, skeptical about how well the essay reflects writing skills.
A university student reported she was sexually assaulted on the MIT campus in the early morning of Sept. 16.
MIT has donated $6,000 to the Charles River Cleanup Boat, the volunteer organization faced with bills for decontamination and boat repair after its volunteers picked up a chunk of sodium that caught fire and exploded.
The construction of a new physics building that will unify the department’s offices and related renovations of Buildings 2, 4, 6, and 8 are nearing completion after two years of work.
After a six-month delay, the Biodiesel@MIT team received their $25,000 winnings on Sept. 14 from General Electric and mtvU for winning the Ecomagination Challenge for college students in March.
The Beatles insisted that money can’t buy you love. Apparently it can do a lot of other things, like lure top-flight talent from one high-profile, well-paying job to another high-profile, better-paying job.
Most people who knew Gabriel Hammond at Johns Hopkins in the late 1990s could have predicted he would rise quickly on Wall Street. As a freshman, he traded stocks from his dorm room, making a $1,000 bet on Caterpillar. Soon after, he abandoned his childhood dream of becoming a lawyer and, upon graduation, joined Goldman Sachs as a stock analyst.