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October 31, 2016
Robert Langer reflects on failure, resilience, and making an impact
Institute Professor and world-renowned engineer shares his experiences as an MIT grad student as part of the “Failures in Graduate School” series.
Robert Langer recalled humming along to the Rolling Stones hit “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” in his MIT apartment, anxiously awaiting the results of his PhD qualifying exam.
October 27, 2016
Sculpture in the Student Center encourages help-seeking
Four students helped launch a campus-wide art installation and shared personal stories of help-seeking, advocacy, and resilience.
On Sept. 28, the lobby of MIT’s normally bustling Student Center (Building W20) fell quiet.
October 18, 2016
Algorithm connects students to the most interesting person they’ve never met
Tuka Al-Hanai and Mohammad Ghassemi have connected over 500 MIT students for more than 1,000 lunch meetings.
Tuka Al-Hanai and Mohammad Ghassemi have connected more than 500 MIT students for more than 1,000 face-to-face lunch meetings.
July 29, 2016
In Stata Center phone booths, "light-therapy" aims to brighten moods
Graduate student who suffered from seasonal affective disorder (SAD) develops MindHandHeart Innovation Fund project.
It may be sweltering for most of July and August, with long lingering days, but when winter comes, with its shortness of sunlight, MIT will be ready.
May 6, 2016
MIT Puppy Lab: Meet MIT's Newest Therapy Dogs
MIT Puppy Lab
is a bit warmer and fuzzier than most labs on campus, but it is n
March 17, 2016
Two Sophmores Champion Random Acts of Kindness Week
Anyone walking across campus the first day back from Spring Break may be surprised by random compliments, cups of cocoa, or "RAK hacks of kindness" during MIT's first
February 19, 2016
Slow Looking Art: Mindful, Artful Study Breaks Aim to Reduce Stress
Thoreau said, “The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” This semester, the MIT List Visual Arts Center offers a series of
January 11, 2016
From the MIT Alumni Association Blog: Mind, Hand, Heart—and Chalk
The Alumni Association’s Slice of MIT blog offers a quick taste of Institute life—amazing discoveries, alumni stories, student life, and campus happenings—for alumni and readers interested in MIT.