Associate Provost Richard Lester recommends against termination of existing relationships with Saudi Arabia
Lester's report argues that the cessation of MIT’s relationships with the Saudi organizations it currently engages with would probably fail to have a “meaningful ameliorative effect.”
A recent gift from Joyce Linde (widow of Edward Linde ’62, a real estate developer and philanthropist) is funding the construction of a new music building to encompass the current and future needs of the department in providing rehearsal, educational, and performance spaces. Students and professors in the music department express hopes that the new building will increase awareness of the far-reaching influence of music on MIT as well as serve as a home and a space to nurture their passion for music.
MIT determined the capital cost of the new museum to be $111 million. The museum has to raise half of that amount.
The new building will include spaces for performance, practice, professional-level recording, research, and instruction, as well as a performance lab.
Are there any circumstances under which our institution would end relations with such an agent as Saudi Arabia? And if so, how would those circumstances differ from those we face with Saudi Arabia?
'Becoming Astrid' gives the viewers a glimpse into the events in Astrid Lindgren’s formative years that shaped the children’s stories for which she is famous. Lindgren’s affair with her married editor and her subsequent teenage pregnancy serves as the fulcrum for the story and provides the background for her most beloved characters.
The show, hosted by the UA Sustainability Committee, featured the creative styles of 17 designers, and 19 models strutted down Morss Hall wearing trash and various plastics, metals, paper, and recyclable materials not usually associated with high couture.
According to the National Institute for Mental Health, approximately 20 percent of the world is affected by brain disorders. At MIT, there are a number of groups dedicated to studying brain disorders specifically. Some labs focus on the genetic origins of neurological disorders, while others use imaging to predict and respond to indications of mental health conditions.
Ibrahim Cissé, Assistant Professor of Physics and principal investigator of Cissé Laboratory, has been interested in science for as long as he can remember — he was "very curious as a child, wanted to find out how things worked," and loved watching scientific Hollywood movies. As a young boy, he converted a storage room in his house into a laboratory, where he would tinker with electronics, taking things apart to build creations of his own.