Daniel Collarini, a Louisiana native who majors in history and biology at MIT, says:

Drawing Us Together

Studying the humanities and social sciences enriches a technological education. It awakens the imagination, broadens the mind, and enables us to better understand not only ourselves, but each other.

MIT students learn to tie a bowtie.
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Living In Style

At MIT's Charm School, students learn table manners, schmoozing, how to butter up big shots, and how to ask for a date.

Expecting Success

"When opportunity knocks, I'm ready," says venture capitalist Bill Poduska, '59. "Opportunities knock repeatedly, but each opportunity only knocks once. So boy, be ready.'

Sophomore James Snyder, who lost his hearing at age one, communicates with faculty, students, and staff through sign language, lip reading, and written and spoken English. An interpreter accompanies him to all his classes.
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Sounds of Silence

Sophomore James Snyder, who lost his hearing at age one, is now studying architecture at MIT.

Exploring the Universe

Cady Coleman, '83, who soon will fly aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia, tells what it's like to be an astronaut.

Prof. Robert Langer, who has 324 patents issued or pending, is at the forefront of a technological movement that drastically could change medical care.
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Change-Makers

Chemical Engineering Prof. Robert Langer is at the forefront of a technological movement that drastically could change medical care.

Nathan Juran, '32, won the Academy Award for art direction in 1941 for his work on <em>How Green Was My Valley</em>.
Photo: Dave Butow

Overcoming The Odds

Oscar winner Nathan Juran, '32, who directed "Lost in Space," talks about his Hollywood career.

Senior Researcher Walter Bender heads a group developing a dramatic TV series about MIT, which aims to humanize technology and make it interesting to a mass audience.
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‘Science Is Drama’

Senior Research Scientist Walter Bender of the Media Lab creates a pilot for a one-hour TV series about MIT.