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Initiative Brings Professors and Students Together over Tea

Everyone knows that the Student Center is a community space students use to eat and study. What happens on the fourth floor may come as a surprise to many in the MIT community: A semiprofessional film studio is home to Tea With Teachers, a project founded to make MIT professors more approachable to students.

Festival of Learning – Jan 29, 2018

SAVE THE DATE: Monday, Jan 29, 2018 …for a day of learning: national thought-leaders, MIT innovators, cutting-edge entrepreneurs, food, fun, and more. Experience the catalyzing power behind initiatives which transform the way we look at education and revolutionize how we teach and learn. There is no fee to MIT faculty, students, and staff, but registrations is required. Registration will…

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…

Seeking the Stories behind the Data

Next year, Olivia Zhao will attend Oxford University to earn a Master’s degree in economics as a Marshall Scholar. After that, she hopes to earn a PhD in economics and work in a university or at an institution such as the Chicago Federal Reserve, to research public policy from an economics perspective.
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