Issue: Summer 2010
COVER STORY: Water: An Urgent Challenge for the 21st Century
A Letter from the President
Water at MIT
Campaign for Students Enters Final Year
Philanthropy enables MIT to remain a meritocracy, admitting students without regard to their family’s ability to pay.
Allies of Nature
Audrey Buyrn and Alan Phillips — backpackers who have cherished the Earth's beauty for 40 years — take the lead to preserve the Earth.
Fort '85 and Beth Flowers support a graduate fellowship at MIT. Giving back, Fort says, "is a value that our extended family treasures."
Prof. Richard Hynes, an MIT biologist, provides insight into how cancer spreads.
Prof. Thomas Malone says that collective intelligence is the only hope we have to save the planet.
Grad student Erez Lieberman-Aiden invents a method that will help scientists better understand diseases like cancer.
"Interest level is at a fever pitch," says Forgan McIntosh of MIT's Energy Club, the fastest-growing extracurricular organization on campus.
Dr. David Fett and Randi Fett say they feel ‘an ethical obligation’ to give back
A biologically engineered drug once saved Randi Fett's life. Now, she and her husband, Dr. David Fett '77, feel an "ethical obligation" to give back.