Chancellor Larry Bacow says:

Campaign Update

As we approach the one-year mark, the Campaign for MIT is a tremendous success.

Novelist Helen Elaine Lee is shown reading to her 20-month-old son, Jordan.

Light Out Of Darkness

Asst. Prof. Helen Elaine Lee, the author of two critically acclaimed novels, says given that life brings loss, how can we make it a positive experience?

Architect Bill Mitchell says that
digital telecommunications networks will soon change our neighborhoods, cities, and homes.
Photo: Ed Quinn

Future Community

Architect Bill Mitchell writes that digital telecommunications networks will soon change our neighborhoods, cities, and homes.

Anthony Jules, '92, recently gave MIT $100,000 to name a new squash court because athletics, he says, builds character. He is shown here in his loft-style house in San Francisco's South of Market district. Photo: David Butow

Turning Point

Anthony Jules gives MIT $100,000 to name a new squash court because athletics, he says, builds character.

Campaign Update

The extraordinary generosity of MIT alumni and friends is at the heart of the capital campaign success. MIT has raised $803.7 million of its $1.5 billion goal.

Paula Olsiewski, '79, chair of the Alumni Fund Board, says every dollar counts.
Photo: Ed Quinn

‘Giving to a Winner’

The Alumni Fund shares in the good news of the Campaign. For fiscal year 2000, the Fund is well on its way to meeting a $30 million goal.

Last fall, sophomore Caroline Purcell win a gold medal at an international fencing competition in Brazil.

Sword Play

MIT sophomore Caroline Purcell recently won a gold medal in an international fencing tournament in Brazil. She hopes to make the U.S. Olympic fencing team in 2004.

The success of online trading powerhouse, ETrade, has brought Bill Porter,'67, and his wife, Joan, tremendous personal wealth, part of which they have chosen to share with MIT. Photo: Ed Quinn

‘A Significant Gift’

Joan and Bill Porter, ’67, founder of online trading powerhouse ETrade, donate $25 million to MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

Alex Padilla is shown here at the neighborhood library in Pacoima, Calif., where he often studied after school. The youngest Latino ever elected to the Los Angeles City Council, he says,

Coming Home

Alex Padilla, ’94, is the youngest Latino ever elected to the Los Angeles City Council.

Girl Games

Computer games are being designed just for girls. The goal is to help them eventually gain more equal access to careers in computers and technology.