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Fast Company

Fast Company reporter Harry McCracken spotlights Reality Hack, an annual hackathon held at MIT focused on extended reality, which waves together the physical world and digital elements. The event, which had more than 600 participants, “provided a tapestry for wild experimentation that transcended plenty of my preconceived notions.”

Cambridge Day

After almost 50 years, the MIT Juggling Club, which was founded in 1975 and then merged with a unicycle club, is the oldest drop-in juggling club in continuous operation and still welcomes any aspiring jugglers to come toss a ball into the air, reports Stacy Kess for Cambridge Day. Through the years the club has “attracted a cross-section of humanity: young, old, students, professors, people who changed the course of the world, artists, writers, performers and the juggling-curious,” writes Kess. 

The Tech

Next spring, the Stratton Student Center is set to undergo significant renovations, which will include “refreshing the physical space inside and outside the building, launching the Wellbeing Lab, updating dining options, and upgrading the existing infrastructure,” reports Andrea Jaba for The Tech. “This project is all about putting MIT’s students at the center of our student center,” said Chancellor Melissa Nobles. 


Lecturer Susan Murcott and graduate student Imane Ait Mbiriq speak with Paris Alston and Jeremy Siegel of GBH’s Morning Edition about the MIT Climate Clock, a creation from the D-Lab that will be projected on the Green Building through May 27. “Our overall vision is that we have climate clocks in every K-12 school, in every university campus in the United States and even in the world, so that people can wake up to the reality of this new age and take action,” says Murcott.

Boston Globe

Boston Globe reporter Janelle Nanos spotlights how MIT and the food incubator CommonWealth Kitchen will be hosting three new vendors in the Launchpad dining hall in the Stratton Student Center as part of MIT’s goal to support diverse, local start-up food businesses and help create a more just, equitable, and sustainable food economy. “The move stems from the July 2020 announcement by President Rafael Reif that MIT would work with more minority-owned businesses as part of its effort to fight systemic racism on campus,” writes Nanos.

Boston Globe

Boston Globe reporter Steve Annear spotlights the work of Glenn Silva, who has hand-painted the names of hundreds of employees and departments on doors around MIT. Silva says he enjoys hand-lettering “because it gives you a lot of peace of mind, and you are focused on what you’re doing.”

Boston Globe

Olivia Quintana writes for The Boston Globe that after learning the results of the 2016 presidential election, MIT students put up giant posters in Lobby 7, allowing members of the community to share their hopes and fears. Undergraduate Caroline Mak explained that “seeing all of these different voices, all of these different concerns was very impactful.”


In an article for Workplaces magazine about the importance of lactation rooms, Jennie Morton writes that MIT is going “above and beyond to support community members who are breast-feeding their babies.” Ronnie Mae Weiss of the Work-Life Center notes that MIT aims to “offer our community members high-quality lactation rooms across the campus.” 

New York Times

In a New York Times travel guide to Cambridge, Mass., Ethan Gilsdorf recommends that visitors explore the MIT campus, spotlighting the Ray and Maria Stata Center, the List Visual Arts Center and MIT’s collection of outdoor art. He also writes that “to study Cambridge’s innovative, D.I.Y. spirit, look no further than the MIT Museum.”