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Building the Future at MIT Sloan

imageDavid Schmittlein
John C Head III Dean

Dear Alumni and Friends of the MIT Sloan School of Management,

This past May, I was proud to welcome more than 1,900 alumni and friends back to campus for our Building the Future celebration and Alumni Weekend 2011. In one long weekend, the School saw the dedication of its new building, a faculty-led academic colloquium, a meeting of the four global Executive Boards that guide its engagement with the world, and a slate of activities that gave classmates and their families a chance to reconnect.

We were excited for alumni to visit our new building, the centerpiece of which is the Joan and William A. Porter 1967 Center for Management Education. As expected, this new addition to campus did not disappoint.

Many of you commented not only on the stunning glass and stone fa├žade, bordered by the Charles River on one side and Kendall Square on the other, but also on the level of excitement inside the building. For the past year, this building has brought a renewed energy to our faculty, students, and colleagues across MIT and around the world. It was a privilege to share this excitement with alumni and friends.

The School’s new building is not just a capital improvement project or a routine update to the School’s facilities. It is the launching point for a new, kinetic era in MIT Sloan’s history. It is a driver for something we have always had: a unique and diverse community of students, faculty, and alumni dedicated to action and collaboration, and passionate about innovation.

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