Tag: Community

‘IT’S HAPPENING’: ‘Community’ Fans Are So Hyped Up About The Movie Finally Getting Made

Long ago, Community was the lesser-loved child of the NBC sitcom lineup. The Office, Parks and Rec, and 30 Rock all had their glory days with various NBC tie-ins and one-off reunions, but Community was often left out of the conversation. Which, to be fair, is a very Community thing to happen, so it kind […]

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MIT AgeLab awards five scholarships to students who further intergenerational connections

Since 2015, the MIT AgeLab has awarded scholarships to high school students who developed intergenerational programs — initiatives that bring together younger and older people for knowledge-sharing and social connection — in their communities. On Sept. 9, five $5,000 OMEGA scholarships were given to high school students across the United States, supported by the sponsorship […]

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Pet of the Week: Wheezy

Wheezy is a gentle 3-year-old cat with a heart of gold. Whiles only a few years old, she gives off a mature and mellow vibe. She has the cutest little meow around — it sounds like a kitten. She is overweight and will need to lose weight, but she’s more than capable of doing so. […]

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Featured video: Building a roller coaster

Every year during residence exploration week at MIT, or REX week, our undergraduate residence halls host activities to encourage new students to visit, get to know the vibe of the community, and hopefully choose to join. So, how do you get the attention of first-year MIT students? At East Campus, you invite them to help […]

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MIT welcomes the 2022 incoming graduate students

This year’s incoming cohort of new MIT graduate students enjoyed a warm welcome from the Graduate Student Council (GSC), with a number of in-person orientation activities from Aug. 21 through Sept. 6. The GSC has traditionally offered a broad range of in-person orientation activities to the entire incoming graduate cohort. Katie Chen, a graduate student […]

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Lora Lee (Burlingame) Craig

Lora Lee (Burlingame) Craig Jan. 24, 1947 – Sept. 16, 2022 Lora Lee Craig passed away on Sept. 16, 2022 in Anchor Point, Alaska. She was 75. Lora Lee Burlingame was born on Jan. 24, 1947 in Dunsmuir, California to Stanley and Lanora Burlingame. She accepted Christ as her Savior on Dec 2, 1957, and […]

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Pet of the Week: Cali

Cali, a 1-year-old female, is quite the cat. She is young, but has an old soul. She gets along great with other cats, dogs, and kids, and will gladly live with any combination of the three. She is playful and sweet, and loves to engage with her human friends. She has stunning yellow eyes that […]

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Empowering Cambridge youth through data activism

For over 40 years, the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP, or the Mayor’s Program) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been providing teenagers with their first work experience, but 2022 brought a new offering. Collaborating with MIT’s Personal Robots research group (PRG) and Responsible AI for Social Empowerment and Education (RAISE) this summer, MSYEP created a STEAM-focused […]

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Arts briefs

49 Writers author speaks The Kachemak Bay Campus presents a reading by 49 Writers Tutka Bay Retreat author Luis Aberto Urrea at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the college. Urrea, a Guggenheim Fellow and Pulitzer Prize finalist.,is the author of 18 books and has won numerous awards for his poetry, fiction and essays. This […]

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Scene at MIT: Dancing the night away

On Saturday night, MIT came out to party. An all-Institute dance party, organized by L. Rafael Reif as a thank you to the community as he approaches the conclusion of his tenure as MIT’s 17th president, was attended by thousands of students, staff, faculty, and their guests. The festivities opened with a community café dinner, […]

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George Trudeau obituary.

George Trudeau Oct. 29 1945 – Sept. 2 2022 George Trudeau passed away September 2, 2022 after a very short hospital stay. George grew up in Chicago, playing in Lincoln Park, swimming in Lake Michigan and riding the Metro. His life led down many paths, hitchhiking to Pittsburg at 14, driving a convertible to Texas, […]

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Ellyn Goodrich obituary.

Ellyn Joy Goodrich May 13, 1969 – Aug. 31, 2022 Ellyn Joy Goodrich (born 5/13/69) embodied love, sharing it with the world as if from an infinite source. She adored her children, Harrison, Gavin and Drake; her parents, Linda and Alan; her brothers, Brad and Steven; her extended family and countless friends without reserve, with […]

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Both the rain and Numnutz gotta go

It has been a fleeting, strange summer around here and I need a hardcore attitude adjustment. I think my dank perspective of the world spawns from the constant veil of drizzle in the air and the fact that moss patches are sprouting on the north side of our log cabin and the cranes foraging in […]

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Out of the Office: Rain happens

As I write this on Sept. 8, since July 1 Homer has had eight days of clear weather, 30 days of rain and 31 days of cloudy or partly cloudy skies. And yet we endure. I grew up in Florida, and as a child I came to expect that on any given summer day a […]

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MIT accelerates efforts on path to carbon reduction goals

Under its “Fast Forward” climate action plan, which was announced in May 2021, MIT has set a goal of eliminating direct emissions from its campus by 2050. An important near-term milestone will be achieving net-zero emissions by 2026. Many other colleges and universities have set similar targets. What does it take to achieve such a […]

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Q&A: Cultivating the mind-body connection

Last spring, MIT Professor Emma Teng and Lead Wellness Instructor Sarah Johnson worked together to teach a joint class: 21G.015 (Introduction to Buddhism, Mindfulness, and Meditation), developed as a companion to PE.0534 (Fitness and Meditation), taught by Johnson. In the “mens et manus” tradition of MIT, the class gave students an opportunity to study and […]

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Pet of the Week: Saka

Saka, a 1.5-year-old male, is a handsome young feline with a heart of gold. He’s lived with cats and gets along great with them. He is very affectionate, gentle, and food motivated too. Saka has been patiently waiting to get adopted for almost two months now. Helps us to get this sweet boy a new […]

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Kelly Scott

Kelly James Scott Feb. 17, 1950 – Aug. 16, 2022 Kelly James Scott, 72, passed away peacefully August 16, 2022 in Anchor Point, AK after a brave battle with cancer for the last three and a half years. His wife Karlin, of 38 years, was by his side. Kelly was born Feb 17, 1950, in […]

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Birth announcment: Levin Adak Robinson

Levin Adak Robinson was born at 10:23 p.m. on Aug. 16, 2022, at South Peninsula Hospital to Staraya McKinstry of Homer, Alaska, and Clayton Robinson of Indianapolis, Indiana. He weighed 8 pounds 1 ounces. He joins 5-year-old sibling Zaya McKinstry. His maternal grandparents are Ron and Ingrid McKinstry of Homer, Alaska and his paternal grandparents […]

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Envisioning new financing models to mitigate the crisis in long-term care

As the U.S. aging population rapidly grows, there remains a severe shortage of care workers and personal assistants for older adults and people with disabilities despite a surplus of unfilled jobs. Low pay, lack of basic benefits, and the paucity of opportunities for growth have resulted in a huge turnover in the long-term services and […]

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Letter regarding proposed free expression statement from MIT

The following letter was sent to the MIT community today by President L. Rafael Reif and includes a letter sent to MIT faculty today by Provost Cynthia Barnhart, Chancellor Melissa Nobles, and Chair of the Faculty Lily L. Tsai. To the members of the MIT community, Last fall, I asked the provost, chancellor and chair of the faculty […]

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Marilyn Wythe obituary.

Marilyn Jean Wythe Jan. 25, 1957 – Aug. 5, 2022 Longtime Homer resident Marilyn Jean Wythe, 65, passed away Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. Marilyn was born Jan. 25, 1957, in Reno, Nev. She moved to Alaska in 1962 and graduated from Homer High School. Marilyn worked for the […]

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GayLynn Klopp obituary.

GayLynn Klopp Dec. 5, 1951 – Aug. 9, 2022 Longtime Homer resident GayLynn Klopp, 70, passed away at her home in the early morning hours of Aug. 9, 2022. She was surrounded by her husband and close friends. A celebration of her life will be held in the near future. GayLynn was born Dec. 5, […]

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MIT releases strategic action plan for belonging, achievement, and composition

MIT has released a new strategic action plan for belonging, achievement, and composition, intended to help the Institute forge a stronger sense of community and pursue excellence by tapping into talent globally. The plan provides an Institute-wide framework for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion across MIT, while allowing individual departments, labs, and offices to define […]

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