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MIT continues to seek New Models for Higher Education

MIT continues to seek New Models for Higher Education

Like Stanford and many other colleges and universities, MIT has been exploring ways in which to recreate higher education in the face of technological change and better understanding of cognitive processes.  No surprise for a technical institute, they are looking at ways of integrating “making” back into learning: What will a college education look like […]

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MIT Engineering students struggle to balance academics and commercial opportunities

MIT Engineering students struggle to balance academics and commercial opportunities

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently profiled the challenges faced by budding entrepreneurs at MIT: Like many universities, MIT has encouraged its students and faculty members to form more start-ups. Over the past decade, according to one recent survey, the number of companies initiated by universities has almost doubled. For lucky ones, like MIT, the […]

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Seen any really great parking lots lately?

Seen any really great parking lots lately?

That’s the question that led Eran Ben-Joseph, a professor of landscape architecture and urban design at MIT to write his new book Rethinking a Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking, a badly needed reconsideration of the parking lot: “We all use parking lots, and we all kind of hate them,” Ben-Joseph says. “Yet they’re […]

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