TikTok teens and the Trump campaign: How social media amplifies political activism and threatens election integrity

If teenagers organizing on social media can hamper a presidential campaign rally, how challenging is it to manipulate elections?

Anjana Susarla, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Michigan State University • conversation
June 30, 2020 ~7 min

social-media politics donald-trump activism political-activism black-lives-matter campaigning k-pop filter-bubble tiktok political-campaigns

Vaccines without needles – new shelf-stable film could revolutionize how medicines are distributed worldwide

Inspired by amber and hard candy, researchers figured out a new, needle-free, shelf-stable way to preserve vaccines, making them easier to ship and administer around the world.

Maria Croyle, Professor of Pharmaceutics, University of Texas at Austin • conversation
March 4, 2020 ~5 min

 public-health  women-in-science  film  vaccines  pharmaceuticals  vaccination  invention  child-health  solutions-journalism  cold-chain  vaccination-campaigns

MIT Campaign for a Better World arrives in Seattle | MIT News

In the Emerald City, alumni, faculty, and friends celebrate MIT’s culture of creativity and innovation for the greater good.

MIT Resource Development • mit
April 26, 2018 ~4 min

 school-of-engineering  school-of-science  alumniae  special-events-and-guest-speakers  sloan-school-of-management  faculty  campaign-for-a-better-world

Houston gives a Texas-sized welcome to the MIT Better World Tour | MIT News

At the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, alumni and friends celebrate the creativity and strength of MIT and the city of Houston.

MIT Resource Development • mit
Feb. 19, 2018 ~4 min

 funding  giving  school-of-engineering  alumniae  special-events-and-guest-speakers  president-l-rafael-reif  faculty  campaign-for-a-better-world  department-of-electrical-engineering-and-computer-science-eecs  department-of-aeronautics-and-astronautics

MIT Campaign for a Better World ends FY17 with $3.6 billion | MIT News

The Institute finished the fiscal year with $589 million in new gifts and pledges, MIT’s largest annual fundraising total to date.

MIT Resource Development • mit
Oct. 26, 2017 ~5 min

 education  teaching  funding  research  giving  community  school-of-architecture-and-planning  school-of-engineering  school-of-science  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  alumniae  education-teaching-academics  sloan-school-of-management  president-l-rafael-reif  shass  campaign-for-a-better-world

The Better World Tour comes home to Boston | MIT News

Alumni and friends gather at the Boch Center Wang Theatre to celebrate the vibrant MIT community and the Institute's ambitious dreams for a better world.

MIT Resource Development • mit
Oct. 20, 2017 ~5 min

 giving  community  school-of-engineering  school-of-science  alumniae  special-events-and-guest-speakers  president-l-rafael-reif  shass  campaign-for-a-better-world

Shaping public policy in the nation's capital | MIT News

Alumni continue an enduring tradition of MIT service.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
April 12, 2017 ~11 min

 poverty  economics  policy  immigration  government  school-of-engineering  alumniae  aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering  security-studies-and-military  political-science  humanities  center-for-international-studies  shass  international-relations  abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal  campaign-for-a-better-world

Mexico City “Better World” event showcases the MIT community in Latin America | MIT News

Guest speakers offer stories of MIT’s connectivity and innovation.

MIT Resource Development • mit
April 12, 2017 ~5 min

 latin-america  community  mexico  school-of-architecture-and-planning  school-of-engineering  urban-studies-and-planning  alumniae  special-events-and-guest-speakers  president-l-rafael-reif  aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering  campaign-for-a-better-world

In Tel Aviv, a Better World gathering highlights the MIT student experience | MIT News

Independent Activities Period program participants in Israel describe the value of hands-on learning.

MIT Resource Development • mit
April 3, 2017 ~5 min

 school-of-architecture-and-planning  urban-studies-and-planning  alumniae  special-events-and-guest-speakers  president-l-rafael-reif  misti  shass  independent-activities-period  middle-east  campaign-for-a-better-world  mit-israel

Engaged neighbors | MIT News

Scholars at MIT and in Mexico collaborate on projects spanning design, technology, and art.

Ken Shulman | School of Architecture and Planning • mit
March 21, 2017 ~7 min

 cities  development  architecture  arts  research  transportation  design  mexico  graduate-postdoctoral  school-of-architecture-and-planning  urban-studies-and-planning  global  alumniae  faculty  technology-and-society  international-initiatives  campaign-for-a-better-world