Bryan Stevenson addresses graduates at 2021 virtual commencement
Stevenson commended the Class of 2021 and said he will be “cheering for you as you do the important work that lies in front of all of us.”
MIT and Harvard to sell edX for $800 million
Through the transaction, edX’s assets will be transferred to a public benefit company owned by 2U while still maintaining its name, course offerings, partner arrangements, and users. edX will continue to offer its existing free courses and certificates at a fee under 2U.
Melissa Nobles, SHASS dean, appointed to chancellor post
As chancellor, Nobles assumes one of the “Institute’s two most senior academic” positions — the chancellor (along with the provost) “reports to the president of MIT.”
MIT lifts many COVID-19 restrictions, removing capacity limits and lowering testing frequency
“Events sponsored by MIT departments, labs, centers, offices, and student organizations are now permitted” if all attendees are registered for contact-tracing purposes.
New Ad Hoc Committee on Graduate Advising and Mentoring launched
The committee was created in line with a proposal from Task Force 2021 and Beyond. Its main goal is to deliver a “strategic plan to guide policies and programs that would be implemented at MIT.”
Independence Day, meal plan, ASEs
Independence Day is July 4 and will be observed as an Institute holiday July 5.
Showers clearing up in time for Independence Day
Whether you are trying to celebrate Independence Day in the middle of a heat wave or through the tail of a wave of storms, we hope you’ll try to keep yourself and your loved ones safe!