A new head for the EECS department has been named. Anantha P. Chandrakasan will succeed 
W. Eric L. Grimson.

On June 18, MIT and the Skolkovo Foundation announced a partnership to create a new global institution, called the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in Russia.

On June 24, President Barack Obama named President Susan J. Hockfield to co-chair the new Manufacturing partnership called the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership.

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