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Corporation names new members

Brian G.R. Hughes
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Brian G.R. Hughes
Robert L. Blumberg
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Robert L. Blumberg
R. Erich Caulfield
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R. Erich Caulfield
David K. Ho
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David K. Ho
Anita K. Jones
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Anita K. Jones
Raymond C. Kurzweil
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Raymond C. Kurzweil
Linda C. Sharpe
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Linda C. Sharpe
James H. Simons
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James H. Simons
John A. Thain
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John A. Thain
Kenneth Wang
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Kenneth Wang

The MIT Corporation, the Institute's board of trustees, elected one life member and nine term members at its quarterly meeting on June 3. Dana G. Mead, chair of the Corporation, announced the election results.

All memberships are effective July 1. At that point, the Corporation will consist of 73 distinguished leaders in education, science, engineering and industry; of those, 23 are life members and eight are ex officio. An additional 30 individuals are life members emeriti, participating in meetings but without a vote.

It was also announced at the meeting that Scott P. Marks Jr. has been named the 2005-06 president of the Association of Alumni and Alumnae of MIT. As such, he becomes an ex officio member of the Corporation. A Corporation member since 2001, he serves on the Corporation's auditing committee and the visiting committees for chemical engineering and mechanical engineering. He received the Henry B. Kane '24 Award in 2003 and the Harold E. Lobdell '17 Distinguished Service Award in 2000. Marks earned the S.B. and S.M. degrees in electrical engineering from MIT in 1969.

Brian G.R. Hughes

Chair, HBN Shoe
Term: Life membership (Corporation member since 2000 and also 1978-83 and 1993-98)
Education: S.B. 1997 (MIT), M.B.A. 1979 (Harvard)
Current MIT activities: Corporation Development Committee Advisory Group; visiting committees for aeronautics and astronautics, biological engineering and mechanical engineering
MIT honors: Bronze Beaver Award (2000), president of the Alumni Association (1999-2000), Henry B. Kane '24 Award (1997), Life Sustaining Fellow (1989), William L. Stewart Award (1976)

Robert L. Blumberg

President, Spectragraphics Corp. and SMS Technologies Inc.
Term: Five years (Alumni Association nominee)
Education: S.B. 1964, S.M. 1965 (both from MIT), M.B.A. 1967 (Harvard)
Current MIT activities: Corporation Development Committee, vice president of Alumni Association board of directors
MIT honors: Bronze Beaver Award (1999), Harold E. Lobdell '17 Distinguished Service Award (1992)

R. Erich Caulfield

Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering and computer science, MIT
Term: Five years (Recent Classes nominee)
Education: Two B.S. degrees in 1998 (Morehouse College), S.M. 2001 (MIT)
MIT honors: Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award (2005), Karl Taylor Compton Prize (2004), Dean for Student Life Multicultural Service Award (2002)

David D. Ho

Founding scientific director and CEO, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center
Term: Five years (Corporation member since 2003)
Education: B.S. 1974 (California Institute of Technology), M.D. 1978 (Harvard)
Current MIT activities: Visiting committees for biology (chair since 2004) and Whitaker College of Health Sciences and Technology

Anita K. Jones

Lawrence R. Quarles Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia at Charlottesville
Term: Five years (Corporation member since 2004)
Education: A.B. 1964 (Rice), M.A. 1968 (University of Texas at Austin), Ph.D. 1973 (Carnegie Mellon)
Current MIT activities: MIT Lincoln Laboratory advisory board member; Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Corporation member; visiting committees for Engineering System Division and sponsored research

Raymond C. Kurzweil

Chair and CEO, Kurzweil Technologies Inc.
Term: Two years
Education: S.B. 1970 (MIT)
MIT honors: Lemelson-MIT Prize (2000), MIT Inventor of the Year Award (1988)

Linda C. Sharpe

Senior associate, Cambridge Systematics Inc.
Term: Five years (Alumni Association nominee; Corporation member since 2000)
Education: S.B. 1969 (MIT)
Current MIT activities: Visiting committees for dean for student life and mechanical engineering
MIT honors: President of the Alumni Association (2004-05), Black Alumni of MIT Life Member (1999), Bronze Beaver Award (1999), Harold E. Lobdell '17 Distinguished Service Award (1996)

James H. Simons

President, Renaissance Technologies Corp.
Term: Five years (Corporation member since 2002)
Education: S.B. 1958 (MIT), Ph.D. 1962 (University of California at Berkeley)
Current MIT activities: Visiting committees for brain and cognitive sciences and mathematics

John A. Thain

CEO, New York Stock Exchange
Term: Five years (Corporation member since 2000)
Education: S.B. 1977 (MIT), M.B.A. 1979 (Harvard)
Current MIT activities: Dean's Advisory Council, Sloan School of Management; visiting committees for dean for student life, economics, electrical engineering and computer science

Kenneth Wang

President, U.S. Summit Co.
Term: Five years (Alumni Association nominee)
Education: S.B. 1971 (MIT), M.B.A. 1976 (Harvard)
Current MIT activities: Corporation Development Committee, vice president of Alumni Association board, visiting committee for economics
MIT honors: Life Sustaining Fellow (1979), Henry B. Kane '24 Award (1993)

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 8, 2005 (download PDF).

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