That ’70s show
June 12, 2013In a new book, journalist and MIT fellow Christian Caryl recounts the epoch-shaping political, religious and economic upheavals launched in the year 1979.
Robert C. Armstrong named director of MIT Energy Initiative
May 16, 2013Outgoing director Ernest Moniz confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Energy.
The new challenges for urban planners
May 8, 2013In MIT talk, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan emphasizes the need for creative urbanism in a time of economic strain.
MIT signs Compact for Sustainable Future with City of Cambridge and Harvard
May 6, 2013Akamai to join universities and city in new agreement; others encouraged to follow suit.
How to make factory conditions better
May 5, 2013After years of research into global production systems, an MIT political scientist is convinced that government, not just the private sector, must help keep workers safe.
At MIT, Gov. Deval Patrick highlights clean-energy achievements
April 26, 2013Earth Day talk details Massachusetts’ accomplishments since the governor’s MIT speech five years ago, and outlines new goals.
Micah Altman wins Pizzigati Prize
April 18, 2013MIT Libraries’ research director recognized for his work with DistrictBuilder software
Commerce’s call to action
April 12, 2013In MIT talk, head of U.S. Chamber of Commerce outlines business-oriented policy agenda.
City of Cambridge approves MIT’s zoning petition
April 9, 2013Kendall Square to be invigorated; approval gained through collaborative approach
Four MIT researchers attend White House announcement of brain initiative
April 2, 2013Obama invites Boyden, Brown, Desimone and Seung to launch of new federal initiative.
MIT president, senior faculty and deans ask Cambridge to approve MIT’s zoning proposal
April 2, 2013Reif thanks City Council and the people of Cambridge for valuable input.
MIT’s Ernest J. Moniz nominated Secretary of Energy
March 4, 2013President Obama’s pick is head of the MIT Energy Initiative and a former undersecretary of energy.
Zuber addresses potential impact of federal sequestration on MIT research
February 28, 2013In a letter to principal investigators and researchers, MIT's vice president for research outlines the possible impact here.
The right’s resistance to regulation
January 16, 2013Book details how conservatives have changed the terms of the environmental debate in recent decades.
Chisholm, Langer awarded nation’s highest honors for scientists and inventors
December 21, 2012Two MIT professors are awarded the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.
Q&A: Associate Provost Philip Khoury on foreign policy in the Middle East
December 20, 2012The Ford International Professor of History also talks about how an engineering school benefits the humanities and social science community.
Vehicle efficiency standards vs. a carbon tax: the costs and politics
November 14, 2012MIT researchers show merits of a carbon tax.
MIT a linchpin of major new USAID program
November 8, 2012Institute researchers aim to spur development and evaluation of useful technologies to help the world’s poor.