Arlene and Harold Schnitzer say involvement in the arts is key. Photo: David Butow
Summer 2007

Value of the Arts

Arlene and Harold Schnitzer say the arts are essential because they help expand the mind.

Prof. Leon Glicksman says MIT should be at the forefront of researching ways for all new buildings to use less energy. Photo: Ed Quinn
Summer 2007

MIT Leading the Way

Prof. Leon Glicksman says MIT should be at the forefront of researching ways for all new buildings to use less energy.

Anita Leyfell recently made a gift of thanks to MIT, because the Institute welcomed her husband when he immigrated.
Summer 2007

At Home at MIT

Anita Leyfell establishes a fund in honor of her late husband, an MIT librarian.

Prof. Ian Hutchinson says undergraduate enrollment in nuclear science and engineering is now at an all-time high. Photo: Ed Quinn
Spring 2007

Nuclear Engineering

Prof. Ian Hutchinson says graduate fellowships in nuclear engineering are vital to addressing the global energy crisis.

Spring 2007

‘Divine Wind’

In a twist of fate, Prof. Kerry Emanuel’s book, highlighting hurricane disasters, went on sale within days of Katrina.

Anthony Sun believes that MIT students should work abroad. Photo: Ed Quinn
Spring 2007

A Broader View

Tony Sun, ‘74, believes MIT students need global experience. “Being the best engineer alone is insufficient…unless (you) have a broader view of…the world,” he says.

“I have a sense of gratitude for my experience at MIT, and I want others to share the same rewards,” says Robert Gladstone, who is shown here with his wife, Leslie. Photo: John Harrington
Winter 2007

Giving Back

Robert and Leslie Gladstone establish a fund to provide unrestricted support to MIT.

Yuan Wu and her husband, Dong Yin Wu, help prepare dinner with host family Juci and Henry Cunier. Photo: Ed Quinn
Winter 2007

One Family

International students are matched with local families, who make them feel at home.

For Architecture Prof. Bill Mitchell, the train that cut through his tiny town in Australia first introduced him to urban culture. Photo: Ed Quinn
Summer 2006

Urban Culture

Architecture Prof. Bill Mitchell says it was the train that cut through his tiny Australian town that first introduced him to urban culture.

Genevieve Ricart recently went to New Orleans to help rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. Photo: Ed Quinn
Summer 2006

Giving Back

Senior Genevieve Ricart gives up her spring break to visit New Orleans, where she helped rebuild after Hurricane Katrina.