MIT President Susan Hockfield's statement on the passing of Sen. Edward Kennedy
U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy delivers the Karl Taylor Compton Lecture at MIT in April 2007.
"Senator Kennedy, like his late brothers, inspired many of us to pursue lives dedicated to improving the world. As a public servant he was a tireless, eloquent and effective advocate for equality, justice and opportunity--ideals on which this country was founded. Many of his causes, including his unflagging efforts to expand educational opportunity, improve healthcare, catalyze research and inspire innovation, resonate profoundly with MIT's mission and values. He will be very much missed and long remembered by all of us at MIT."