MIT SHASS Communications

MIT-Henge, photo by Matt Yourst


Original Concept Design
Emily Hiestand
Jon Sachs, Sachs Graphics

Bara Blender, MIT Communications Initiatives



Media Relations Manager    
Stephen Oakes

Senior Communications Associate
Alison Lanier

Senior Writer, Associate News Manager
Kathryn O'Neill

Associate Designer + Design Production
Andrea Golden, Golden Design

Principal Photographers
Jonathan Sachs
Allegra Boverman

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

Contributing Writers / Photographers
Maria Iacobo
Richard Howard
Leda Zimmerman


Concepts and Design
Emily Hiestand

Tagline typographic refinement
Jon Sachs, Ilavenil Subbiah


Said and Done | monthly online digest | 2010-2022
Editor, Designer: Emily Hiestand
Publication Associate: Alison Lanier

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
Kimberly Allen, Director of Media Relations, MIT News
Bara Blender, MIT Communications Production Services
Steve Bradt, Executive Director, MIT News Office
Christine Daniloff, Creative Director, MIT News
Peter Dizikes, Institute Writer, MIT News Office
Martha Eddison, Special Assistant, Office of the President
Stephanie Eich, Resource Development
Caroline Fickett, Communication Manager, MISTI
Brian Geer, Senior Director, Strategic Marketing, Alumni Association
Melanie Gonick, Multimedia Producer, MIT News
Aimée Jack, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, Resource Development
Liz Karagianis, former Executive Editor, MIT Spectrum
Leila Kinney, Executive Director, MIT Arts Initiatives 
Tracey Lazos, Editor-in-Chief, MIT Spectrum
Barbara Malec, Creative Director, Resource Development Communications
Alfred Ironside, Vice President for Communications
Michele English, Communication Manager, CIS
Kate Repantis, Director, Digital/Multimedia Communications & Marketing, MIT Resource Development
Leah Talatinian, Communications Manager, Office of the Arts
Nicole Taylor, Content Director, MIT Alumni Association
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