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New Provost to be Chosen by August

New Provost to be Chosen by August

President Susan Hockfield has said she expects to name MIT’s next provost in mid to late July.

For the next provost, “excellent scholarship is a must, as is the ability to listen carefully to the faculty, and to translate that listening into policies and practices,” Hockfield wrote in e-mail.

Hockfield has collected extensive feedback regarding the next provost, having met with dozens of members of the faculty and administration. She wrote that she has received written comments from more than 125 MIT community members on the “role of the provost, on the challenges they believe the next provost should address, and with names of people they believe should be given serious consideration.”

Current provost Robert A. Brown will become president of Boston University on Aug. 1.

Kelley Rivoire