• higher education Sep 19

    These Massachusetts Colleges Are Among the Best in the Country, New Ranking Finds

    Harvard University was on the top of the list for the fourth consecutive year Universities in Massachusetts topped the charts in this year’s Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education’s list of best colleges in America. Harvard University was on the top of the list for the fourth consecutive year, followed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Both institutions were also...

  • MIT Jul 7

    Rising Seniors Will Be Only MIT Undergrad Class Invited to Campus for Fall Semester

    The only undergraduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who will be invited back to campus this fall are seniors, according to the university’s plan for the coronavirus pandemic and the upcoming semester. Other students can apply for “special consideration housing” on a case-by-case basis, including for visa issues, according to the MIT plan posted to an FAQ...

  • coronavirus study Jul 2

    Global Coronavirus Case, Death Counts Could Be Much Higher, MIT Study Finds

    The number of both cases and deaths of the new coronavirus may actually be much higher than what’s been reported by authorities so far, according to new a study out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Researchers at MIT’s Sloan School of Management used a epidemiologist model for infectious diseases to estimate the spread of the coronavirus in 84...

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology May 30

    War Hero McRaven Tells MIT Grads They're the ‘Real Heroes'

    William McRaven, the retired U.S. Navy admiral who directed the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, told members of MIT’s graduating class Friday that they are the “real heroes” who will save the world from pandemics, war, climate change, poverty and racism. McRaven, who delivered his address online to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said he grew up idolizing...

  • Steven Truong May 5

    MIT Senior Steven Truong Reflects While Completing Spring Semester

    Steven Truong is a senior at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology studying biological engineering and creative writing. Since moving to remote learning he says one challenge he has had is helping his mother with unemployment paperwork.

  • coronavirus Apr 21

    New App Aims to Improve Coronavirus Tracking

    Researchers at Harvard and MIT developed an app to provide up-to-date information about people who are experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus.

  • coronavirus Mar 15

    College Students Move Out Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

    Many college students in the Boston area are packing up their dorms as they are forced to leave campus mid-semester as their colleges and universities try to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. Dozens of colleges and universities across New England are closing their campuses and switching to online learning.  Students at Harvard University learned earlier this week...

  • coronavirus Mar 15

    College Students Forced to Move Out

    College students are moving off campus amid coronavirus concerns before their move out deadline. 

  • Elections Feb 13

    MIT: Hackers Could Alter Ballots in Widely Used Voting App

    A study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has found serious security concerns in a voting app used in elections in West Virginia, Denver, Oregon and Utah

  • MIT Jan 17

    MIT Professor Denies Misleading School Over Epstein Funding

    A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor is denying accusations that he misled the school about two $50,000 gifts he facilitated from Jeffrey Epstein in 2012, arguing that institute officials had “full knowledge” Epstein was the donor. In an online statement published Thursday, Professor Seth Lloyd called the accusations “completely false” and said he followed the school’s policies “to the letter”…

  • MIT Jan 11

    Epstein Gave $850,000 to MIT, Visited 9 Times, Probe Finds

    Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein donated more than $700,000 to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and visited campus at least nine times after being convicted of sex crimes in 2008, according to new findings from a law firm hired to investigate Epstein’s ties with the elite school. The report finds that some senior leaders at MIT approved Epstein’s donations but demanded…

  • MIT Jan 10

    MIT Warns Foreign Students of Possible Visits From ICE

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is warning international students that federal immigration officials may visit their worksites to verify that their employment is directly related to their studies. School officials sent a memo to faculty on Thursday saying the Department of Homeland Security has been making site visits to employers of foreign students in science, technology, engineering and math fields….

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology Dec 14, 2019

    Uniquely Boston: MIT Robots

    You may have seen the video of MIT robots that can play soccer and perform all kinds of tricks, but did you know the Mini Cheetahs have an important purpose? It’s a 20-pound, four-legged metal robot that is designed for next level mobility. “We have cars, airplanes, and ships, submarines. We have a lot of technology that can help...

  • MIT Dec 14, 2019

    Video of MIT Robots Goes Viral

    People are finding the MIT Biomimetic Robotics Lab’s Mini Cheetah robots to be surprisingly cute: a video of nine of them went viral, getting more than a million views.

  • California Nov 27, 2019

    Settlement Reached in Suit Over Video Captioning at Harvard University

    Harvard University agreed to make its website and online courses friendlier to those who are deaf or hard of hearing as part of a settlement announced Wednesday in a federal lawsuit. The suit, filed in 2015 by the National Association of the Deaf, alleged that many of Harvard’s online videos, courses and podcasts did not include captions or were inaccurately...

  • PRESIDENT Nov 13, 2019

    3 Universities, Medical Center Get $1B Gift to Teach and Research

    Three universities and a health care institution are sharing a gift of more than $1 billion that’s one of the largest in the history of higher education, they announced Wednesday. Receiving $260 million apiece will be Duke University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Southern California, and the Cleveland Clinic. The institutions are free to use the money...

  • Donald Trump Sep 14, 2019

    Students Protest at MIT Over Donations From Jeffrey Epstein, Alleged ‘Cover-Up'

    Students protested at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Friday after recent revelations that the university received hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations from Jeffrey Epstein. The protest was organized by the group “No Dark Money at MIT.” Afterward, students marched to the office of President L. Rafael Reif, calling on him to step down.

  • Donald Trump Sep 13, 2019

    Harvard President Details Donations From Jeffrey Epstein, Expresses Regret

    Harvard University’s president acknowledged Thursday that the school accepted nearly $9 million in donations from convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein from 1998 to 2007. The school will review all gifts from Epstein, the largest of which was $6.5 million donated in 2003 to aid the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, President Lawrence S. Bacow said Thursday in a letter to the...

  • PRESIDENT Sep 12, 2019

    MIT President Addresses Epstein Donations Ahead of Planned Protest

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology President L. Rafael Reif says in a letter to the community he thanked disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein in 2012 for a donation to a professor at the school. “Although I do not recall it, it does bear my signature,” Reif said in the letter posted to the school’s website Thursday. Reif said his acknowledgment came on...

  • PRESIDENT Sep 10, 2019

    MIT Scandal Highlights Thorny Ethics of University Donations

    While MIT grapples with new allegations about its financial ties to Jeffrey Epstein, other universities that accepted donations from the disgraced financier say they have no plans to return the money. The turmoil at MIT has sent shockwaves through the world of education and highlights the challenges universities face as they screen potential donors and decide whether to keep money...

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