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MIT and Harvard presidents Susan J. Hockfield and Drew Faust announce edX during Wednesday’s press conference. “We come together with conviction to say that online education is not an enemy of residential education, but rather a profoundly liberating and inspiring ally,” Hockfield said.
EXECUTIVE EDITOR
May 4, 2012
The world has come to expect great things when the university titans of Cambridge join forces. After all, Harvard and MIT led the international team that cracked the human genome together in 2003.
EXECUTIVE EDITOR
May 4, 2012
The search process to replace President Susan J. Hockfield is on-track to conclude by early June, according to MIT Corporation officials.
STAFF REPORTER
May 4, 2012
MIT’s new plan for the future of the Kendall Square and the Institute’s eastern campus envisions an outdoor extension of the Infinite Corridor from E25 to E53, and a new open “riverwalk” from the Kendall’s Point Park along Wadsworth Street to the Charles River.
May 4, 2012
Four MIT professors and six MIT alumni were elected to the National Academy of Sciences this past Tuesday, May 1. This election brings the total number of MIT faculty members who are part of the Academy to 78, and the number of MIT affiliates — emeritus and former faculty, current and former staff, and alumni — to 199, according to a press release from the MIT News Office. Membership honors those who have made significant contributions in original research. In total, 84 new members and 21 foreign associates were elected this year.



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