Science writing graduate student Eben Bein spent the summer of 2016 in a community service work-study position at NOVA, the prime-time science television series produced by WGBH Boston. Bein helped develop digital videos and related content for the Gross

Working with purpose

October 24, 2016

Work-study program creates priceless relationships between MIT students and the local community.

Natalie Britton | Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center 


Public Service, PKG Center, Community Service Work-Study


Architectural Principles committee completes work on guidance for future dorms

October 18, 2016

As work on west campus residential planning continues, a committee of students, faculty, and staff formed by Vice President and Dean for Student Life Suzy Nelson r

Undergraduate, Residential Life, VP for Student Life, Dean for Student Life


PKG Center welcomes Kate Trimble as senior director

October 17, 2016

MIT's Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center will kick off its 28th year at MIT with a new leader. Kate Trimble, who starts her appointment on Oct.

Public Service, PKG Center

Lily Bui, public service fellowship recipient working with a team on collecting environmental data

Harnessing the power of citizens

October 13, 2016

PhD student Lily Bui works with communities around the world to gather data from the bottom up.

Catherine Curro Caruso | MIT News correspondent 
October 12, 2016


Public Service, PKG Center, Fellowships

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MIT’s Chapter of America’s Oldest National Fraternity Honored for Preservation and Protection of Residence

September 02, 2016

The Beta Chapter of MIT’s Chi Phi Fraternity recently received a very singular honor, one rarely associated with a college fraternity.


A Pokemon GO screenshot.

MIT Students Gotta Catch 'Em All

August 10, 2016

A visitor to MIT’s Killian Court will see plenty of students enjoying the outdoor space—some study, some play games, some take in the view of the Charles River. And now, some students even chase Pokémon. Nintendo’s blockbuster game has taken over the country since its July 6 release, and MIT’s campus is no exception.

Student Activities

Students move trees during Alternative Spring Break 2015

PKG Center Year in Review

July 27, 2016

During the 2015–16​ academic year, over 900 MIT students and staff contributed to the greater good through Priscilla King Gray Center for Public Service (PKG Center) programs. Students participating in PKG Center programs worked in 31 countries, 14 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, and Washington D.C., and applied their skills and education to major challenges facing humanity.

Public Service, PKG Center

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Ken Stone ‘72, Director of the Hobby Shop, Retires after a Quarter Century of Service to MIT

June 27, 2016

Tucked away in the basement of the du Pont Center Gymnasium is a place that captures MIT’s spirit of learning by doing. The MIT Hobby Shop allows students to turn their ideas into a reality and has been a cornerstone of MIT’s education with the leadership of Director Ken Stone ’72.

Hobby Shop