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Fri, 04/16/2021

No community has been immune to the hardships of the last year. But there have been bright spots. In response to the global pandemic, scientists developed effective vaccines. In response to tragic killings, people have begun important conversations about racial injustice and equity. In response...

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Thu, 04/15/2021

A key portion of MIT’s campus overlaps with Kendall Square, the bustling area in East Cambridge where students, residents, and tech employees scurry around in between classes, meetings, and meals. Where are they all going? Is there a way to make sense of this daily flurry of foot traffic?

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Tue, 02/16/2021

With the launch of the new year, MIT is taking significant steps to expand on-campus residence options for its graduate and undergraduate communities. The New Vassar Residence Hall for undergraduates (Building W46 on Vassar Street on the West Campus) and the Graduate Tower at Site 4 (Building...

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Thu, 02/04/2021

MIT’s proposed redevelopment of the 14-acre Volpe parcel in Kendall Square is ready to start a new chapter in its review and approval process. With the Institute’s design and construction of the new John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center on four acres of the site underway, the...

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Tue, 10/27/2020

The Engine, the venture firm founded by MIT in 2016 to support “tough tech” companies, today announced it has raised $230 million in its second round of funding, and will begin making investments in additional startups focused on conceiving and commercializing solutions to some of the world’s...

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Thu, 02/27/2020

At the start of the of 2019-20 academic year, Housing and Residential Services (HRS) began to work with the Eastgate Apartments community to prepare for the building’s closure and residents’ transition to new housing. After the Office of the Vice Chancellor announced a...

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Thu, 12/19/2019

MIT is embarking on a project to design and construct new graduate housing at the west end of campus on the site of the West Lot parking area and Building W89 (MIT Police). Currently in an early planning stage, the apartment-style residence hall is expected to provide 550 new graduate student...

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Wed, 11/20/2019

Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is home to the greatest concentration of biotechnology companies in the world. Once a salt marsh on the Charles River, the now-bustling enclave surrounding the MIT campus has evolved from a desolate wasteland of empty parking lots and crumbling...

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Fri, 09/27/2019

HubWeek’s Fall Festival is back for its fifth installment. From Oct. 1 to 3, more than 50 speakers and dozens of curated experiences will take center stage in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood, as part of Greater Boston’s annual festival of ideas, arts, technology, and innovation.

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Tue, 08/27/2019

The Engine announced today that it will create an additional 200,000 square feet of shared office, fabrication, and lab space in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to further foster “tough tech” — transformative technology that takes the long view, solving the world’s important challenges through the...

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