MIT SHASS Communications | Team + Contributors

MIT-Henge, photo by Matt Yourst


Strategic Planning
Melissa Nobles, Kenan Sahin Dean
Emily Hiestand, Communications Director
Anne Marie Michel, Assistant Dean for Development

Communications Director
Senior Designer, Editorial Director
Emily Hiestand

Communications Associate
Staff Writer, Project Coordinator
Alison Lanier

Senior Writer
Kathryn O'Neill

Associate Designer + Design Production
Andrea Golden, Golden Design

Principal Photographers
Allegra Boverman
Jonathan Sachs

Consulting Designers 
Jonathan Sachs (website)
Ilavenil Subbiah (collateral materials, 2008-2010)

Contributing Writers / Photographers
Richard Howard
Leda Zimmerman


Concepts and Design
Emily Hiestand

Typographic refinement
Jon Sachs, Ilavenil Subbiah, Andrea Golden


Emily Hiestand, Office of the Dean 
Jon Sachs, Sachs Graphics

Bara Blender, MIT Communications Initiatives
Agustín Rayo, Professor of Philosophy, and Associate Dean, MIT SHASS


Said and Done | monthly online digest | 2010-present
Editor, Designer: Emily Hiestand
Publication Associate: Alison Lanier
Writers: Kathryn O'Neill, Leda Zimmerman


Great Ideas Exhibit | Building 14 Lobby
Advisors: Dean Deborah Fitzgerald, Marc B. Jones, SHASS School Council 
Principal Designers: Emily Hiestand, Andrea Golden
Consulting Designers: Jon Sachs, Ruth Neeman, Ilavenil Subbiah, Vance Hosford
Fabrication: Mystic Scenic Studios, Makepeace, Inc., DGI Invisuals, MIT Facilities



Abby Abazorius, Media Relations, MIT News Office
Kimberly Allen, Director of Media Relations, Deputy Director, MIT News Office
Danyel Barnard, Senior Director of Communications Initiatives
Bara Blender, MIT Communications Initiatives
Steve Bradt, Executive Director, MIT News Office
Elizabeth Choe, Ass't Director of Admissions for Communication
Peter Dizikes, Institute Writer, MIT News Office
Martha Eddison, Special Assistant, Office of the President
Stephanie Eich, Resource Development
Whitney Espich, CEO, MIT Alumni Association
Caroline Fickett, Communication Manager, MISTI
Jenny Fowler, Manger, Social media strategy
Chad Galts, Director of Communications, SoE
Tom Gearty, Director of Communcations, MIT.nano
Brian Geer, Senior Director, Strategic Communications and Marketing, Alumni Association
Melanie Gonick, Multimedia Producer, MIT News
Aimée Jack, Director, Marketing and Communications, Resource Development
Liz Karagianis, former Executive Editor, MIT Spectrum
Julia Keller, Director of Communications, SoS
Leila Kinney, Executive Director, MIT Arts Initiatives 
Sharon Lacey, Arts Research Writer
Lin Sing Lee, Web Development Lead, Office of the VP for Communications
Suzanna Lisanti, Communications Strategist
Nate Nickerson, Vice President for Communications
Michele Nnuch, Communication Manager, CIS
Michael Pastore, Communications Specialist, Office of the VP for Communications
Chris Peterson, Senior Assistant Director, Undergraduate Education, Admissions
Kate Repantis, Director, Digital/Multimedia Comm & Marketing, Resource Development
Michael Rutter, Senior Communications Advisor, Office of the Vice Chancellor
Clarise Snyder, Former Director, MIT Concerts Office 
Ilavenil Subbiah, Designer and Consultant
Leah Talatinian, Communications Manager, Office of the Arts
Nicole Taylor, Editor, MIT Spectrum, Resource Development
Melissa Vaughn, Director of Communcations, SA+P
Aaron Weinberger, Assistant Director for Institute Affair, Office of the President
Maia Weinstock, Deputy News Manager, MIT News Office
Andrew Whitacre, Communication Manager, CMS/W
Kathy Wren, Editorial Director, MIT News


About MIT-Henge
pictured above 

"As viewed from a stationary point on the earth, the path of the sun through the sky is roughly a circle which moves north and south as the seasons go by. In mid-November and in late January every year, the circular path crosses the axis of MIT's Infinite Corridor, which runs a distance of 825 feet (251 meters) from the main entrance on Massachusetts Avenue through Buildings 7, 3, 10, 4 and 8. When this happens, the setting sun can be seen from the far end of the corridor. By analogy with Stonehenge, this phenomenon is sometimes called "MIThenge." (The same cannot be seen at sunrise because the other end of the infinite corridor is blocked by Building 18.)"
MIT-Henge website