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Update: MIT Admissions Process

On March 12th, 2019, federal prosecutors announced indictments against more than 50 people allegedly involved in a fraudulent scheme to gain admission to a number of universities. While MIT has not been implicated, we know the notice of this indictment has raised concerns about college admissions at institutions across the country at precisely the time…
Scene from Tech Twinkles, an annual lighting ceremony at MIT.

Season’s Greetings from the Vice Chancellor

Dear OVC, As we move into winter break and the holiday season I hope you take an opportunity for a well-deserved pause before IAP. Thanks for all of your hard work, diligence, and energy on behalf of our students, faculty, and staff. It’s amazing to see how far we’ve come at OVC and to reflect…
MIT campus.

Response to “Grad students suffer from lagging support”

We are writing in response to the opinion guest column by Mark Goldman, “Grad students suffer from lagging support” (The Tech, Nov 1, 2018). We are planning to meet with Mark directly to discuss the specific issues he raised and are also committed to offering more opportunities for students to engage with us on those or, in…

Note from Team Chancellor: Coming Together

Dear colleagues, We write with heavy hearts given the news over the weekend. An attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue, where 11 people lost their lives and more, including police officers, were injured. And in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, two individuals were shot and killed outside a grocery store. Media reports suggest that the initial intended target in…
Kate Trimble

PKG’s Kate Trimble to Lead OEL

Dear Colleagues, I am thrilled to announce that Kate Trimble, the current Associate Dean for the Priscilla King Gray (PKG) Public Service Center, will become the new Senior Associate Dean and Director of the Office of Experiential Learning (OEL). Her appointment will start on December 1, 2018. D-Lab, Edgerton Center, Global Education, PKG and UROP have…
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Letter from the Vice Chancellor: Enhancing graduate student life and learning

To the members of the graduate student body, I write today to update you about some of the work my office has been doing to make your graduate student experience better, and to share news about some immediate steps and a long-term plan that will bolster our efforts. Listening and learning Last April, when Chancellor…

Data Points: Women at MIT

As of 2017, women make up 46% of undergraduates, 34% of graduate students, and 22% of faculty. Historical data for these and other categories trace the increase of women at MIT from 1901 to 2017. Source: Institutional Research  

Vice Chancellor Waitz on “Designing the First Year at MIT”

In my role as Vice Chancellor, I have been charged with exploring and enhancing the first year undergraduate experience (FYE) at MIT. Inspired by leaders in the Undergraduate Association, we (a team of around 30+ faculty, students, and staff) are taking an atypical approach. Rather than standing up a faculty committee, we have put our…
Portrait of Vice Chancellor Ian A. Waitz

Note from the Vice Chancellor: December 2017

Dear OVC colleagues, I trust everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving. I am writing to provide you with a few updates and to ask for your help with some OVC priorities. First Year Experience (FYE) Part of our effort to improve the first year experience is a new spring course, Designing the First Year at MIT. The…
CPW activities on campus.

Save the Date: CPW is April 12-15, 2018

Please save the date. This year’s Campus Preview Weekend (CPW) will take place Thursday, April 12 through Sunday, April 15. CPW is pivotal in attracting the best and brightest to MIT, and helps to sustain our vibrant and diverse undergraduate community. Last spring, we welcomed 1,100 admitted students and their families for CPW. Moreover, our…
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