Photos by john a. hawkinson
A procession of past, present, and future MIT presidents enter 10-250 on Wednesday afternoon. From back, President-elect L. Rafael Reif, MIT’s 16th President Susan J. Hockfield, 15th President Charles M. Vest, and 14th President Paul E. Gray ’54
Local government and MIT administration officials, among many other faculty, students, and staff, gathered in 10-250 Wednesday afternoon to welcome President-elect L. Rafael Reif. Second row, from left: Cambridge City Manager Robert W. Healy, Cambridge Mayor Henrietta Davis, Chancellor Eric Grimson PhD ’80, Executive Vice President and Treasurer Israel Ruiz SM ’01, Vice President and Secretary of the MIT Corporation Kirk D. Kolenbrander, Dean for Graduate Education Christine Ortiz. First row, from left: Christine Reif, President-elect Rafael Reif, President Susan J. Hockfield, former President Charles M. Vest, and former President Paul E. Gray ’54.
Susan Yanow, of the Area 4 Neighborhood Coaliton, protests the further development of Central Square on Monday in front of City Hall. Other protesters held signs with “Don’t Kendalize Central” and “No Permit 4 Forest City” written. Yanow is the author of a “downzoning”petition to institute a development moratorium in the area.
MIT’s little dome is no longer a part of the Cambridge skyline when viewed across the Harvard Bridge from Boston. The Pfizer building, under construction at 610 Main Street, rises up behind it, almost eclipsing it. MIT has is leasing the building to Pfizer for several decades.
MIT hasn’t published a printed annual report since 2005. The Institute Archives and Special Collections in 14N-118 have printed copies of prior annual reports.
Commonwealth Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Greg Bialecki speaks to the Cambridge City Council on Monday evening, in favor of MIT’s petition to rezone its part of Kendall Square.
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