Given his understanding of MIT, one might mistake him for an alumnus. But award-winning novelist Matthew Pearl has created a stir among the MIT community with his newest work, The Technologists, a new historical fiction thriller set against the backdrop of Boston circa 1868.
Five-decades of pioneering women alumnae gathered on the weekend of Oct 5-6 to rejoice and celebrate their special experiences as residents of McCormick Hall. This all-female dormitory was the first of its kind at MIT, and remains a highly popular choice for current undergraduates.
Dr. Tracey Wilen, author of Women Lead: Career Perspectives from Workplace Leader, will discuss Women and Leadership with the MIT community on Tuesday, October 15 at 7 pm in the Huntington Hall (10-250).
The Division of Student Life is sponsoring a book discussion group with Matthew Pearl, author of the mystery thriller “The Technologists,” on Monday, November 25 from 12-2 pm in the West Lounge of the MIT Student Center W20-201.
This fall Phi Beta Epsilon fraternity unveiled their conception of a 21st century fraternity chapter house, with a top-to-bottom renovation of their historic building at 400 Memorial Drive. Bob Ferrara, DSL senior director of alumni relations, marveled, “Just as Maseeh Hall introduced a new standard in MIT residence halls, this building is now the benchmark for chapter houses, certainly at MIT and perhaps nationally as well.”
The MIT Division of Student Life, in conjunction with the friends and family of professor emeritus and former Dean of Student Affairs, Arthur C. Smith, have established the Arthur C. Smith Memorial Fund to support a student-initiated idea by awarding a grant worth up to $2000.