Named dean of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1990, Tom Gerrity built it into one of the best business schools in the world. Last year he stepped down from the job to spend more time with his children.
Fall 2000

Life In Balance

Tom Gerrity, ’63, who recently gave MIT $2M to support the new Sports and Fitness Center, believes in balancing work and play.

Last fall, sophomore Caroline Purcell win a gold medal at an international fencing competition in Brazil.
Spring 2000

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.

Fall 1999

Sports Engineering

Much of the aero/astro faculty is involved in sports-related research. The same engineering principles apply to airplanes and sporting goods.

Fall 1998

Fall 1998

Resting Easy

Students say the Equestrian Team is a great way to make friends. It’s fun. A chance to do what you love. And the beauty of nature is like water for the soul.

Fall 1997

Fall 1997

Clear Sailing

MIT, the birthplace of U.S. college sailing, has attracted 1400 MIT sailors to its pavilion this year. Not everyone at MIT loves only the math.

Fall 1997

Fall 1997

One Goal

Senior Adriane Faust is a goalie with a goal, the 2002 Olympics.

Spring 1997

Spring 1997

Vigorous Gift

Albert and Barrie Zesiger commit $8 million to build an Olympic-size pool at MIT because good health, they say, is priceless.