Multimedia Archive 2016

Stories from the School—
in 02139 and around the globe.

Sally Haslanger interviewed on Up Close

MIT philosopher and social theorist Sally Haslanger outlines the persistence of ideologies like racism or sexism that entrench injustice or privilege, and how we might best combat deeply embedded misconceptions that endure in our societies in defiance of evidence or reasoned argument. Watch

Podcast: MIT Literature's Diana Henderson

MIT Literature Professor Diana Henderson participates in a roundtable discussion about challenges for young scholars. Watch

Makan and Scheib's adaptation of Persona

The a filmed scene from the opera "Persona" — after the film by Ingmar Bergman — composed by Keeril Makan, libretto by Jay Scheib, music direction by Evan Ziporyn. Watch

The MIT Inspire Competition

The first and only comprehensive, national high school research competition in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Organized by MIT students. Visit for more information. Watch

Radius Ensemble: “Scorpio” by Eun Young Lee

A performance by the MIT Radius Ensemble of “Scorpio,” a selection from 12 by Eun Young Lee. Recorded live at the Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA on March 5, 2016 Watch

MIT2016 Documentary Series: A Bold Move

With the move to Cambridge and the construction of the Main Group, MIT set out to create a building and an institution like no other. In doing so, the Institute tranformed the City of Cambridge over the last century. Hear stories from MIT’s century in Cambridge—including visions for the next 100 years—through a series of documentaries and video vignettes. Watch

Morris and Sophie Chang Building Dedication

The ceremony to dedicate the Morris and Sophie Chang Building, MIT-E50, which houses the MIT-SHASS Department of Economics, including remarks by President Rafael Reif and Dean Melissa Nobles. Watch