3 Questions: Melissa Nobles and Craig Steven Wilder on the MIT and Legacy of Slavery project | MIT News

MIT Community Dialogue series is underway as multi-year research continues.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
April 30, 2018 ~11 min

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Candis Callison SM '02 PhD '10, professor and award-winning journalist, to speak at 2018 Investiture of Doctoral Hoods | MIT News

MIT Institute Events • mit
April 3, 2018 ~6 min

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KSA meeting puts “Spotlight” on region’s diversity issues | MIT News

At annual event, Boston Globe’s Spotlight team discusses its latest investigation into racism in Boston.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
March 30, 2018 ~9 min

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Fright makes right | MIT News

Eugenie Brinkema studies the aesthetics and ethics of horror films.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
March 28, 2018 ~6 min

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A magician’s imperial mission | MIT News

MIT scholar’s book illuminates how magic became a tool for Western “reason” — and helped form the field of anthropology.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
March 27, 2018 ~7 min

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Former Math Olympiad medalist embraces social entrepreneurship | MIT News

MIT senior Mehmet Efe Akengin aims to innovate for the greater good.

Fatima Husain | MIT News correspondent • mit
March 25, 2018 ~8 min

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How often do medical problems lead to bankruptcy? | MIT News

Poor health is a less common cause of bankruptcy than commonly thought, but it brings other economic woes, study finds.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
March 21, 2018 ~6 min

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MIT Intelligence Quest kicks off | MIT News

A star-studded lineup helps the Institute celebrate the launch of a new initiative on human and machine intelligence.

Meg Murphy | School of Engineering • mit
March 7, 2018 ~14 min

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Conference advances use of data and evaluation in policymaking | MIT News

Government leaders, social service providers, and leading scholars gathered for the second conference of J-PAL North America’s State and Local Innovation Initiative.

J-PAL North America • mit
March 7, 2018 ~5 min

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Four professors named 2018 MacVicar Fellows | MIT News

Autor, Capozzola, Raman, and Smith receive MIT's most prestigious undergraduate teaching award.

Alison Trachy | Registrar’s Office • mit
March 5, 2018 ~15 min

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