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NBC Boston

NBC Boston highlights the work of the Officer Sean A. Collier Memorial Fund, an organization set up in his memory by Officer Collier’s family that raises “funds to help young athletes and the families of fallen officers,” reports Monica Madeja. “I think he’d be thrilled,” says retired MIT Police Sgt. Rich Sullivan, who was Collier’s boss at the department and helps run the fund. “[Sean] was big into donating and giving back to people, and I think he’d be beside himself to see what we’ve done for him.”

Boston Globe

In light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, MIT has decided not to continue the MIT Skoltech Program, reports Laura Crimaldi for The Boston Globe. “This step is a rejection of the actions of the Russian government in Ukraine,” wrote President L. Rafael Reif in a letter to the community. “We take it with deep regret because of our great respect for the Russian people and our profound appreciation for the contributions of the many extraordinary Russian colleagues we have worked with.”

Boston Globe

Prof. Maria Zuber, MIT’s vice president for research, speaks with Boston Globe reporter Jon Marcus about the growing interest in space and exploration in America. “Discovery, pure and simple, is truth. It’s pure. It’s a beautiful thing,” says Zuber, who has directed several NASA missions and chairs the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Advisory Council.

Bloomberg Television

Bloomberg's Tom Moroney spoke with MIT President L. Rafael Reif about the tax bill's impact. Describing the tax as a "budget cut" for MIT, Reif emphasized higher education's vital role in America's innovation economy and said it's counterproductive, "to hurt the institutions that create innovation, create startups, and prepare people for those jobs."

Foreign Affairs

President L. Rafael Reif writes for Foreign Affairs that funding for fundamental research is key to cultivating growth. “The breakthroughs today were built on the hard work and generous funding of past generations. If today’s Americans want to leave similar legacies, they need to refill the research pipelines and invest more in the nation’s scientific infrastructure.”

New York Times

Charles H. Townes, a physicist whose long and distinguished career included service as MIT’s second provost, died Tuesday at age 99, reports Robert D. McFadden for The New York Times. While the Institute’s provost, Townes shared the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for research that led to the development of the laser. 

The Tech

Tech reporter Amy Wang writes about the recent gift from alumnus Samuel Tak Lee that will establish a real estate entrepreneurship lab at MIT. “Real estate and urban planning is very interdisciplinary to begin with, so this donation already is incredibly well positioned to generate opportunities across all fields,” says Prof. Albert Saiz. 


Robert Olsen of Forbes profiles MIT alumnus Samuel Tak Lee, who recently made one of the largest gifts in MIT’s history to establish a real estate entrepreneurship lab. “Now that he’s achieved such success, he’s helping others to follow a similar path by supporting the schools he attended,” writes Olsen. 

Inside Higher Ed

Inside Higher Ed reports on the $118 million gift from MIT alumnus Samuel Tak Lee that will be used to establish a real estate entrepreneurship lab at MIT. The gift, one of the largest in MIT’s history, is aimed at exploring sustainability and social responsibility in the field of real estate. 

Boston Globe

Jack Newsham writes for The Boston Globe about the new gift from MIT alumnus Samuel Tak Lee to “fund the study of sustainable real estate development” through the creation of a new lab at MIT. The lab will have a focus on China, “a country where the real estate sector is rapidly changing.”


A gift from alumnus Samuel Tak Lee will be used to establish a new MIT lab for sustainable real estate development, reports Chris Staiti of Bloomberg News. The gift will “help design a program that ties the study of real estate to 21st-century realities.”


BostInno reporter Lauren Landry writes that MIT has received one of the largest gifts in the school’s history from alumnus Samuel Tak Lee. The gift will be used to create a lab dedicated to socially responsible and sustainable real estate development, with a focus on China.  

Boston Magazine

S. I. Rosenbaum of Boston Magazine speaks with the new dean of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning, Hashim Sarkis, about his desire to create a new vocabulary to describe existing habitats. “It is time to come up with a richer lexicon,” says Sarkis.


In a piece for The Huffington Post, Heidi Legg interviews Prof. Hashim Sarkis, the newly appointed dean of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning, about his vision of the world as one city. “The city as an entity has become difficult to understand or explain because it's everywhere and nowhere,” explains Sarkis.

The Washington Post

The Washington Post’s Editorial Board writes about the importance of MIT’s survey examining sexual misconduct. “By undertaking such a detailed fact-finding mission — and publishing the results — MIT has signaled that it is serious about finding solutions, and it offered a model that other institutions would do well to emulate.”