Seasonable weather treats us to 40 degrees of spookiness
Some lingering clouds may stay around to haunt us come closer to Halloween night.
Community celebration, family weekend, Halloween
A community reception and celebration for President-elect Sally Kornbluth will be held Oct. 27 from 3:30–5:30 p.m. on Hockfield Court.
MIT’s assets drop 5.3%, largest decrease in seven years
MIT reported a loss in net assets for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022. According to the Report of the Treasurer, the Institute’s return on pooled investments saw a 5.3% loss in the fiscal year.
President Reif reflects on his decade of presidency and 40 years at MIT
Reif: “An area that I would also like to think survived the test of time is what I’ve tried to convey not in an announced way, but by constantly speaking about it — in public, at Convocation, at Commencement — is a caring community.”
Sally Kornbluth named MIT’s 18th president
Kornbluth is the second woman to serve as MIT’s president, after President Emerita Susan Hockfield. Once Kornbluth assumes presidency, all three of MIT’s highest leadership positions — president, provost, and chancellor — will be held by women, for the first time in Institute history.
A union made a difference for me
Graduate student workers at the MIT-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program (MIT-WHOI) decided overwhelmingly to unionize when a huge majority of us signed union cards over the last few weeks. After seeing what unionization did for my community growing up, I am confident unionization can be a tool for building a graduate experience of greater stability, security, and support for all of us, regardless of our backgrounds.
Il dolce far niente: the art of doing nothing
Summer ended only a few months ago, yet that time feels so far away and foreign.