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When MIT moved from Boston to Cambridge in 1916, it built a new campus designed to foster collaboration across disparate disciplines. As the Institute celebrates the centennial of that historic move, more than a dozen faculty from multiple departments across all five schools will gather for a symposium in Kresge Auditorium on Tuesday, April 12, to present short, exciting talks on their groundbreaking research — tied together by an immersive, multimedia campus tour by foot, drone, and skateboard. Come explore!
MIT’s unique campus is home to 4,500 undergraduate students, but its reach extends far beyond Cambridge. As the Institute celebrates its first 100 years in Cambridge and prepares for the future, one of many challenges it faces is how to best serve students on campus as well as the many students who learn from MIT’s online educational initiatives but never set foot on campus.
College campuses have long played a vital role in our society as educators of future generations, incubators for innovation and economic development, and partners with the communities we serve. As MIT celebrates a century in Cambridge, Massachusetts, leaders in campus design and educational innovation will convene in Kresge Auditorium on March 30 and 31 to share ideas on the past, present, and future of campus architecture and design, as well as MIT’s role as an innovative campus.
Through the spring, MIT is celebrating a momentous milestone—the move a century ago from cramped Back Bay buildings to a new, space campus in Cambridge where the design of the buildings would reflect a philosophy of the Institute—the value of interdisciplinary collaboration and community. The series of events—from symposia to a Crossing Day procession to Moving Day festivities—is titled MIT 2016: Celebrating a Century in Cambridge. And you are invited.
It was a grand gala event in 1916 when MIT, just over a half-century old, moved from a series of scattered buildings in Boston to a newly designed campus on a large parcel of freshly-created filled land in Cambridge. The celebratory events included a water parade across the river to symbolize the move, led by an elaborate replica of a Venetian grand barge that was built for the occasion.