Education | Research + Perspectives for the Pandemic
 

Portrait of Professor Anne McCants

EDUCATION + DAILY LIFE

Faculty Reflections | Anne McCants, Professor of History
 

An ongoing series of notes from the Director of the MIT Concourse Program for her students and others during the pandemic

illustration of a Norse Viking ship

EDUCATION | THE ARTS

Partiing advice from MIT historian Eric Goldberg to the students in his Vikings class

Based on the advice from Odin in the Old Norse poem Hávamál (Sayings of the High One)

potrait of Jia Hui Lee

THE ARTS | EDUCATION

"An Index for the Time Being" | Poetry by Jia Hui Lee
 

In 21W.771 (Writing Poetry Workshop), taught by acclaimed poet Erica Funkhouser, Lee creates a work for this moment of isolation.

Portrait of Justin Reich

EDUCATION

The biggest distance-learning experiment in history
 

On NPR's All Things Considered, Justin Reich, CMS/W Assistant Professor, and director of the MIT Teaching Systems Lab reflects on best practices for remote learning.  Plus a link to collection of all Reich's recent public commentaries. 

portrait of Claudia Chen

MEET THE MIT BILINGUALS

Profile: Claudia Chen ’20 earns dual degrees in Comparative Media Studies and Mechanical Engineering
 

“As a MechE student, I think about technical solutions to our world’s biggest problems. As a CMS student, I think about the effects and implications these technical solutions have on our society and our media ecosystems."

photo of student studying online

EDUCATION

Rolling out remote learning at MIT
 

MIT News — Meghan Perdue, MIT-SHASS digital learning fellow, catalyzes MIT’s plans to shift to online teaching in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

MIT Hayden Library

EDUCATION

MIT Libraries | Resources during the Pandemic
 

All MIT Libraries (including 24-hour spaces and book drops) are closed until further notice, but will continue to provide resources, services, and consulting online. 

image of working remotely via the internet

DAILY LIFE | EDUCATION

When the coronavirus pandemic drove life online
 

On NBC News, MIT Professor Sherry Turkle discusses how the pandemic is inspiring people and groups around the world to use the internet in new and creative ways to connect: "The move online could end up changing what it means to be online," she says.

Portrait of anthropologist Manduhai Buhandelger

EDUCATION

An ethnology of disruptions in Cambridge, MA
 

At American Ethnologist, MIT anthropologist Manduhai Buyandelger tracks racism, virtual realities, and world building in Cambridge during the Covid-19 pandemic