Great Teaching

MIT students say that a great teacher is a gift for a lifetime.

Marilee Jones, MIT's dean of admissions, says that ample financial aid gives her office the ability to keep finding and admitting the brightest students in the world. Photo: Ed Quinn

Gaining Speed

The Campaign for MIT is picking up speed like a freight train, and among the big winners is financial aid.

Candee and Bert Forbes say the freedom to do what they love comes from living right and putting people first. Photo: Jeff Greene

People First

Bert Forbes, ’66, says an MIT professor once told him, “You’ve got to be open in order to receive.” The advice, he says, changed his life.

Air Travel

Prof. Arnold Barnett, the nation’s leading expert on air travel safety, says that flying is risky but probably worth the trip.

MacKenzie Smith is project director of DSpace, an electronic library that will forever preserve the ideas of MIT's faculty and researchers.

Permanent Ideas

DSpace is an electronic library that will forever store, distribute, and preserve the ideas of MIT’s faculty and researchers.

Composer Elena Ruehr, lecturer in music for more than a decade, joined the MIT music faculty when she was 28. From the age of four on, she composed little tunes on the piano, and when she was 11, began formal lessons. By high school, she says,

Knowing the Score

Composer Elena Ruehr’s new dance opera has critics and audiences on their feet, clapping, cheering, and whistling.

A team of students in the TEAL classroom. From left: Jennifer Wong, Danielle Wen, Asst. Prof. Eric Hudson, and Rayal Johnson. Photo: Ed Quinn

TEAL Teaching

Technology Enabled Active Learning (TEAL) is transforming physics education at MIT.

Research Briefs

Lowest temperature in history, new tactics to cure infectious disease, and more.

Science Fiction

Ed Keyes, president of MIT’s Science Fiction Society, says: “Maybe there are aliens. Who knows? The more you read, the more you realize you know nearly nothing at all.”

Ed Vetter with Newton's apple tree. Photo: Ed Quinn

Apple of his Eye

Ed Vetter, ’42, gave MIT an apple tree that illustrates a law of physics.