Audrey Buyrn and Alan Phillips invite partners to help protect and preserve the Earth. They will match others' contributions dollar for dollar up to $500,000.  Photo: Sam Kittner

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.

Family Tradition

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 provides insight into how cancer spreads.  Photo: Richard Howard

Binding Cells

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.  Photo: Richard Howard

Collective Brainpower

Prof. Thomas Malone says that collective intelligence is the only hope we have to save the planet.

Erez Lieberman-Aiden's work helps to solve the mystery of how the human genome folds up to fit into the nucleus of a cell. The innovation will help scientists better understand diseases.  Photo: Richard Howard

Celebrating Innovation

Grad student Erez Lieberman-Aiden invents a method that will help scientists better understand diseases like cancer.

Energy Club co-presidents Forgan McIntosh and Tim Heidel are shown at the cogeneration plant, which provides electricity to MIT with big environmental benefits.  Photo: Len Rubenstein

Energy Club

"Interest level is at a fever pitch," says Forgan McIntosh of MIT's Energy Club, the fastest-growing extracurricular organization on campus.