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MIT and Harvard presidents Susan J. Hockfield and Drew Faust announce edX during a press conference on May 2. “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.
February 5, 2013
The world may not have ended in 2012, but it was still a year full of news for MIT and the world. In this special issue of The Tech, we look back on the biggest headlines at the Institute.
February 5, 2013
They’re called MOOCs, and it was the M for Massive that really started turning heads.
February 5, 2013
It took MIT less than 86 days to pick a new president. If that sounds like a short amount of time to whittle down, interview, and vet a list of dozens of candidates, consider that the MIT Corporation’s final pick was somebody who the Institute already knew quite well. Somebody, in fact, who was already as close to the presidency as he could possibly get.
February 5, 2013
This year saw the implementation of Residential Life Area Directors (RLADs) into most west campus dormitories. The RLADs — an extension of the previous Residential Life Associates (RLA) position — are meant to provide support for students, housemasters, and Graduate Resident Tutors (GRTs). They joined the communities of Maseeh, McCormick, MacGregor, Burton-Connor, New House, Next House, and Simmons at the start of the Fall term.

World and Nation
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