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Letter from the Dean (continued)

Even as we expand educational opportunities around the world, our faculty members continue to drive educational innovation in our Cambridge classrooms. Professor Michelle Hanlon and Senior Lecturer Bill Aulet, SF ’94, talk about their approaches to teaching and learning—reflecting on how the topics they teach are impactful in new business development, entrepreneurship, and thought leadership.

As we learn from today’s accomplishments and look to the promise of the future, reflecting upon our foundation is essential. Throughout the magazine, there are highlights from the last 100 years: profiles from our first graduates (including E. Pennell Brooks, SM ’17, who went on to become the School’s first dean); the words of Course XV’s program director Erwin H. Schell, SB ’12; and imagery from international students trips in the 1930s. Today’s commitment to improving the world through management education has its roots in the founding of the Institute and in the decades of leaders who have come before us. Ours is a bold and brilliant community, renowned for the development of groundbreaking theory and practice—which could only have happened at MIT. I look forward to sharing in this celebration with you.

Warm regards,
David Schmittlein
John C Head III Dean