News

Jan 16, 2018. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

Please join us in congratulating Chrystal Kornegay (MCP '97) who will become the first woman and the first person of color to lead MassHousing.

In Adrian Walker's Boston Globe piece, Kornegay says, 'I don’t think of myself as the typical kind of person to do this job, because I grew up black and poor, I pulled myself up by my bootstraps, but I had to make my boot and my straps. Even if you look at people of color in these roles, it’s not the black woman in dreads from Bed-Stuy.’

Jan 12, 2018. Posted by Ezra Haber Glenn

In an op-ed for The Globe Post, DUSP Professor Erica Caple James calls out President Trump for his recent insulting comments about Haiti, calling special attention to the history and context of disasters that have affected that country:

Trump’s Insults Pour Salt in Wounds of Haitians Healing After Succession of Disaster

Jan 12, 2018. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

At this year's United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), MIT community members from across the institute joined delegates from around the world to share ideas and strategies to accelerate progress toward the goal of a 2015 Paris Agreement.

Jan 12, 2018. Posted by Takeo Kuwabara

"Records, by their nature, are not meant to be set annually. And yet that’s what is happening. The costliest year for natural disasters in the United States was 2017."

In a New York Times op-ed, Dr. Leah Stokes (PHD '15) names climate change as the underlying cause for increasing and intensifying natural disasters. Read her full piece, here.

Jan 11, 2018. Posted by Sonny Oram

Many people in California were saddened to learn that the state's recent wildfire devastation took the lives of firefighters defending Californians' lives, land, and homes. But what they might not have known — and what they may and found even more distressing — is that two of these firefighters were incarcerated people working in a prison labor program, earning no more than $2 an hour.