Assoc. Prof. Earl Miller is shown here with one of the


MIT experts are having an impressive impact on science’s understanding of the brain — subjects from vision to memory to the building blocks of thought.

Junior Yee Lam says:

Sacrificing For Others

Junior Yee Lam skipped a week of sun during spring break this year to teach without pay in Washington, D.C.’s public schools as part of Teach for America, President Clinton’s national service initiative.

From left: Jim Driscoll, age 75, Kay McCarte, age 70, and Virginia Hanley, age 72, have recently gone online to create a Web page that's gaining attention around the world.
Photo: Ed Quinn

Entering Cyberspace

Thirty-five senior citizens recently went online to produce a community Web page. Sponsored by the MIT Media Lab, the project is so successful that it has spurred similar projects around the world.

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.

Research Briefs

Non-invasive cancer testing, the world’s smallest rocket engine, and more.

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.

Dr. Arnold Weinberg, director of MIT Medical, says he hopes his heart attack can benefit others.

Healthy Reaction

Dr. Arnold Weinberg, director of MIT Medical, had a heart attack in August 1998. He now talks about all it taught him.