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Town Halls

Past Town Hall virtual community gatherings

Task Force 2021 and Beyond community forum, July 23, 2020

Link to recording; running time: 1:01:07

A community forum was held for students, staff, postdocs, and faculty to provide an overview of the task force’s efforts.

First-Year Town Hall, July 21, 2020

Link to recording; running time: 1:15:16

A Town Hall was held for first-year students and their families, with a focus on the fall semester.

Undergraduate Students Town Hall, July 15, 2020

Link to recording; running time: 1:18:42

A Town Hall was held for undergraduate students and their families, focusing on the Institute’s Fall 2020 decisions.

Research Town Hall, June 5, 2020

Link to recording; running time: 1:02:38

A second Town Hall was held for the MIT research community to discuss MIT’s research ramp-up and the plans to commence Phase 1 the week of June 15, 2020.

Research Town Hall, May 22, 2020

Link to recording; running time: 1:16:11

A Town Hall was held for the MIT research community to discuss the complex issues factoring into MIT’s research ramp-up and the planning efforts for the phased return to campus research operations.

Student Town Halls, May 13, 2020

Link to graduate student recording; running time: 1:04:43
Link to undergraduate student recording; running time: 1:05:36

Town Halls were held for undergraduate and graduate students that focused on the complex issues factoring into MIT’s decisions about the fall.

All-MIT Town Hall, May 5, 2020

The Town Hall began with an expert update on scientific advances directly relevant to our community planning. We then shared the range of options we are considering for the coming months and took questions from the community. Finally, we mentioned upcoming opportunities for members of the community to learn more and contribute perspectives, concerns, and ideas to the ongoing problem solving.

All-MIT Town Hall, April 7, 2020

A dozen faculty and administrative leaders addressed the topics that community members asked about most often, including concerns of staff and students. Other subjects included MIT’s financial situation, how we’re thinking about the future in terms of research and academics – and how the people of MIT are helping in the larger fight against Covid-19.