Fifty years ago, when Emily Rauh Pulitzer worked as an assistant art curator at Harvard University, she knew the buildings housing the university’s vast art collection needed renovation. Now she’s taken a striking step to help: Friday, the Harvard Art Museum announced Pulitzer’s donation of $45 million for its ambitious museum renovation project, along with a gift of 31 artworks valued at about $200 million by top modern and contemporary artists including Picasso, Modigliani, and Giacometti.
The renovation of W1 into a new undergraduate dormitory has become a casualty of the recent economic downturn, as administrators have postponed construction by at least a year. Meanwhile, the future is uncertain for the group of undergraduates currently in Ashdown House who were slated to move into W1 in 2010.
A graduate student is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 4, 2008, facing four charges stemming from an incident that occurred at the List Visual Arts Center last October.
Six years after the Swiss drug giant Novartis AG built a major research center in Cambridge, Mass., the move is bearing fruit, corporate executives say.
About 70 students protested for more student representation in Institute decisions during a “tool-in” on Friday, October 17, the first day of Family Weekend, in Lobby 7.
Divya B. Kumar, MIT Medical’s former sexual health educator, will now work exclusively on sexual violence issues in the newly-created position of violence prevention and response advocate.
Despite his stated desire to close the American prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, President Bush has decided not to do so, and never considered proposals drafted in the State Department and the Pentagon that outlined options for transferring the detainees elsewhere, according to senior administration officials.
A tall, extra-hot mocha in his hand and a .380-caliber pistol on his hip, Bill White sat near the window of a Starbucks in Roanoke, Va., last month and discussed his political predicament as the leader of one of the nation’s more established neo-Nazi groups.
Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, missed talks in Swaziland on the crisis in his country on Monday, after his rival and negotiating partner, President Robert Mugabe, refused to give him a passport.
Suddenly, summer warmth feels like a distant memory. Yesterday morning, Logan Airport recorded its first sub-40°F (4°C) temperature since April 16. The recent cold nights are not a great anomaly: average daily minimum temperatures are currently 45°F (7°C), and quickly fall by about 8°F (4°C) for each of the next 3 months.
“Promote gender equality and empower women” reads the third Millennium Development Goal, put forth by the United Nations Development Programme, to be achieved by 2015. This is an ambitious plan: more than 115 million children worldwide do not attend primary school, of which the majority are girls. Only 43 percent of all girls are enrolled in secondary school and attend classes regularly.
While problem sets and exams pile up mid-semester, most of us are shuttling between class and computer, losing sight of the bigger picture while trying to put out academic fires in our own lives. This week, however, MIT’s Global Poverty Initiative invites us to take a step back and remember those less fortunate than ourselves.
After 163 games and two rounds of playoffs, the participants in this year’s World Series have finally been determined. The Tampa Bay Rays, the winners of the American League (AL) pennant, will host the National League (NL) champion Philadelphia Phillies when the 2008 Fall Classic begins on October 21st.
Men’s Cross Country Captures Plansky InvitationalWomen’s Volleyball Claims First Place in Quad TournamentMen’s Soccer Holds Off Coast Guard, 2-1
The nationally-ranked No. 23 MIT men’s cross country team finished first out of nine teams at Saturday’s Plansky Invitational hosted by Williams College. The meet served as the Engineers’ final tune-up before the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) championships in two weeks at Franklin Park.
Family Weekend — when hundreds of parents and family members converge to see how a detached arm and leg look when planted and watered for up to three and a half years. As far as my father’s visit to campus is concerned, my giddiness regarding my plans to show him as much on-campus awesomeness as I can find shows no sign of diminishing.