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In an article for Forbes, Andrew Raupp highlights a pilot program debuted by MIT last year that allows students the option to receive a tamper-free version of their diploma digitally using Bitcoin’s blockchain technology. Raupp writes that, “Unlike a paper diploma, which could be easily lost or falsified, blockchain ensures that this important piece of data is never lost.”

Times Higher Ed

Times Higher Ed reporter Matthew Reisz highlights Prof. Daniel Jackson’s book, “Portraits of Resilience.” Reisz writes that, “MIT and its press are to be congratulated on a book – given out free to all this year’s new students – that not only addresses head on the issue of mental health within higher education but is so frank about how this plays out within its own institution.”

The Washington Post

Washington Post reporter Martin Weil writes about this year’s recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship. Two MIT students were named Rhodes Scholars this year - Mary Clare Beytagh and Matthew Chun. Weil writes that Chun is, “designing the first prosthetic knee intended specifically for use in the developing world.”

Boston Magazine

Boston Magazine reporter Hayley Glatter spotlights how two MIT seniors - Mary Clare Beytagh and Matthew Chun - were among this year’s winners of the Rhodes Scholarship. 

Associated Press

AP reporter Gene Johnson writes about this year’s group of Rhodes Scholars, which includes two MIT students, Mary Clare Beytagh and Matthew Chun. Johnson highlights how Chun, “leads a team designing the first prosthetic knee for use in the developing world.”

Inside Higher Ed

Inside Higher Ed reporter Lindsay McKenzie spotlights how MIT has begun a new pilot program that offers students the option to receive tamper-free digital diplomas, in addition to a traditional one. McKenzie explains that, “students can quickly access a digital diploma that can be shared on social media and verified by employers to ensure its authenticity.”

Boston Globe

Boston Globe reporter Steve Annear spotlights how MIT students have transformed the walls of a pedestrian tunnel that runs underneath Ames Street into a giant work of art. Annear notes that, “in true MIT fashion, they rolled out an app that makes some of the work come to life when it’s viewed through a smartphone screen.”

Boston Globe

Boston Globe reporter Steve Annear writes about the Baker House Piano Drop, an MIT tradition started more than 40 years ago, during which students drop a non-working piano from the roof of Baker House. This year’s event will raise funds for The Stepping Stone Foundation, which implements programs that prepare underserved schoolchildren for educational opportunities. 

The Washington Post

Washington Post reporter Nick Anderson writes that four MIT students - Matthew Cavuto, Zachary Hulcher, Kevin Zhou and Daniel Zuo - have been named recipients of the prestigious Marshall scholarships. The MIT group is “the largest delegation of Marshall Scholars named this year from a single school.”

Boston Herald

Boston Herald reporter Tom Layman writes about freshman Bradley Jomard’s first game for the MIT basketball team, which took place the night of the Paris terrorist attacks. Head coach Larry Anderson says that Bradley, whose family lives in Paris, stayed focused on the game. “What that says about him is that he’s a very thoughtful person,” says Anderson. reporter Emily Anderson speaks with graduate student Adrian Dalca about how the million photos he captured of the Boston skyline could be used to predict changes in the city. “You can get these patterns of change over time,” explains Dalca. “And it would be interesting to predict what’s going to happen here in the next year.”


Graduate student Adrian Dalca speaks with Metro reporter Spencer Buell about how the million photos he snapped of the Boston skyline could fuel advances in a variety of areas. “There are more scientific questions you can answer with a lot of data, which you couldn’t do if you only had a few images,” says Dalca. 

Boston Magazine

Kyle Clauss writes for Boston Magazine about graduate student Adrian Dalca, who captured one million photographs of the Boston skyline. The resulting collection, called the Boston Timescape Project, is a “comprehensive collection of view of our fair metropolis, in every season, in every condition,” writes Clauss. 

Boston Globe

Writing for The Boston Globe, Karen Weintraub spotlights Prof. Rosalind Picard’s work examining college stress. Research scientist Akane Sano explains that they have been using machine learning techniques to identify the differences in “behaviors between high-stress and low-stress people.” reporter Allison Pohle writes about how stigmas against mental illness are fading on college campuses, highlighting the work of MIT’s Active Minds group, a student-led initiative aimed at raising awareness of mental health.