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MIT SHASS Communications

MIT-Henge, photo by Matt Yourst


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

Robert J. Wilt

Bara Blender, MIT CPS
Lisa Mayer, MIT IS&T

Emily Hiestand 
Daniel Pritchard, Assistant

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

Senior Designer, Editorial Director
Emily Hiestand

Editorial Associate, Staff Writer
Daniel Pritchard

Digital Communications Associate

Senior Writer
Kathryn O'Neill

Associate Designer
Andrea Golden, Golden Design

Principal Photographer
Jonathan Sachs

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

Contributing Writers / Photographers
Beth Dougherty
Richard Howard
Graham Ramsay
Leda Zimmerman


Concepts, Design, Writing
Emily Hiestand

Tagline typographic refinement
Jon Sachs, Ilavenil Subbiah


Said and Done | monthly online digest | 2010-present
Editor, Designer: Emily Hiestand
Writers: Kathryn O'Neill, Beth Dougherty, Leda Zimmerman, Daniel Pritchard
Publication Assistant: Daniel E. Pritchard 

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


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


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