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Jean H. Chang, PhD Candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, received her doctoral hood from Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart PhD ’88 and department head David E. Hardt PhD ’78 in Johnson Athletic Center Thursday afternoon.

June 6, 2014
Religious prayer, a part of the commencement invocation in previous years, will no longer be included in the ceremony, according to a message from members of MIT’s Commencement Committee sent to undergraduates in May.
June 6, 2014
MIT’s highest-compensated employee in 2012 was outgoing President Susan J. Hockfield, who received a total compensation of $1,721,597, according to MIT’s most recent tax filings. ­This is an increase from $1,199,877 in 2011.
June 6, 2014
MIT students are on average well-off and tolerant, but not so service-oriented, suggests a survey administered to this year’s graduating class. Seven in ten graduating seniors participated in the survey, which is administered by MIT once every two years.
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June 6, 2014
J. Meejin Yoon, the newly appointed head of the Department of Architecture, will be the first woman to fill that position when she assumes the post July 1 according to MIT News.

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