MIT SHASS Communications

MIT-Henge, photo by Matt Yourst


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

Bara Blender, MIT Communications Initiatives
Agustín Rayo, Associate Dean, and Professor of Philosophy (2017 site)


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

Communications Director
Editorial Director, Senior Designer, Project Director
Emily Hiestand

Senior Communications Associate
Staff Writer, Project Coordinator
Daniel Evans Pritchard

Senior Writer, Associate News Manager
Kathryn O'Neill

Associate Designer + Design Production
Andrea Golden, Golden Design

Principal Photographer
Jonathan Sachs

Digital Communications Associate
Sarah Goodman

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

Contributing Writers / Photographers
Allegra Boverman
Richard Howard
Leda Zimmerman


Concepts and Design
Emily Hiestand

Tagline typographic refinement
Jon Sachs, Ilavenil Subbiah


Said and Done | monthly online digest | 2010-present
Editor, Designer: Emily Hiestand
Publication Associate: Daniel Evans Pritchard 
Writers: Peter Dizikes (Institute Writer, MIT News Office), Kathryn O'Neill, Daniel Evans Pritchard, Leda Zimmerman

Soundings | bi-annual magazine | 2008-2010
Editor and Design Director: Emily Hiestand
Designer: Ilavenil Subbiah
Writers: Kathryn O'Neill, Peter Dunn, Stephanie Schorrow, Terersa Pease, Lynda Morgenroth, Sarah Wright


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, Vance Hosford, Ruth Neeman, Ilavenil Subbiah
Fabrication: Mystic Scenic Studios, Makepeace, Inc., DGI Invisuals, MIT Facilities


Abby Abazorius, Media Relations, MIT News Office,
Bara Blender, MIT Communications Production Services
Steve Bradt, Executive Director, MIT News Office
Peter Dizikes, Institute Writer, MIT News Office
Martha Eddison, Special Assistant, Office of the President
Stephanie Eich, Resource Development
Whitney Espich, Executive Director, Communications, Resource Development
Caroline Fickett, Communication Manager, MISTI
Chad Galts, Director of Communications, SoE
Tom Gearty, Director of Communcations, SA+P
Brian Geer, Senior Director, Strategic Marketing, Alumni Association
Melanie Gonick, Multimedia Producer, MIT News
Aimée Jack, Director of Marketing and Communications, Resource Development
Liz Karagianis, former Executive Editor, MIT Spectrvm
Leila Kinney, Executive Director, MIT Arts Initiatives 
Sharon Lacey, Arts Research Writer, Office of the Arts
Suzanna Lisanti, Communications Strategist
Barbara Malec, Creative Director, Resource Development Communications
Nate Nickerson, Associate Vice President for Communications
Michele Nnuch, Communication Manager, CIS
Kate Repantis, Director, Digital/Multimedia Communications & Marketing, MIT Resource Development
Clarise Snyder, Director, MIT Concerts Office 
Leah Talatinian, Communications Manager, Office of the Arts
Nicole Taylor, Editor, Spectrum Magazine, Resource Development
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