About the Magazine
Published each Spring and Fall
in Print and Online Editions
Office of the Dean
MIT School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Writers | This Issue
Sarah Wright is a journalist and teacher, who has written and edited for The Boston Globe, Technology Review, Vogue, and other national publications.
Lynda Morgenroth is an essayist and journalist, and the author of two books, Boston Firsts: 40 Feats of Innovation and Invention that Happened First in Boston and Helped Make America Great, and Boston Neighborhoods: A Food Lover's Walking, Eating, and Shopping Guide to Ethnic Enclaves in and around Boston.
Theresa Pease is a journalist specializing in higher education and the arts; from 1987–1994, she worked at MIT, and was the founding editor of the MIT Spectrum.
Susan Saccoccia is a freelance writer and essayist who focuses on work for education and nonprofit organizations.
Art Direction + Design
Anne Marie Michel
Assistant Dean for Development
Richard Howard (Henderson, Sonenberg)
Justin Knight (Muh and Merton)
Jonathan Sachs (Caballero, Fitzgerald, Poterba)
Ilavenil Subbiah (cover)
Webb Chappell (Heim and Richards)
RSC/Manuel Harlan (Laskey)
Stephanie Muto (Yo Yo Ma)
Christopher Sherrill (MIT)
Peg Skorpinski (Romber)
J D Sloan (Hale)
Omari Stephens (double bass player)
Hobbes poster © Royal Shakespeare Company, adapted
Soundings Magazine publishes writerly articles about
the exciting research that takes place in the School.
Letters and suggestions for articles and profiles are welcome.
For daily School news and events, visit
News, Calendar, and MIT News.
To learn more about the School's research, visit