Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
During the month of June, openDOOR, a web magazine published by the Alumni Association at, will feature the personal web sites of the Class of 2001.
Entitled "Reflecting 2001," this edition links to a wide variety of web pages that chronicle students' friendships, artistic endeavors, personal passions and philosophies of life in general. Interviews with Dean Robert Redwine, the president and secretary of the Class of 2001 and the president of the Class of 1951 round out this portrait of the newest group of MIT alumni.
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education recently gave openDOOR a 2001 Circle of Excellence award, saying it "could be the best example of an alumni 'magazine' on the web."
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 6, 2001.