A Year Made to Matter
Dear Alumni and Friends,
MIT Sloan is constantly preparing for the future. Doing so enables our resilient community to discover innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems, including the incredibly difficult challenges of the past year. As such, we are proud to present the 2019–2020 A Year Made to Matter report, the annual review of what our faculty, students, and alumni have accomplished—and what’s next on the horizon.
The success of our mission—to develop principled, innovative leaders and advance management practice—rests on flexibility. Being flexible allows the school to react swiftly to critical issues, such as when the coronavirus pandemic forced the Institute to cancel in-person classes and go fully virtual midway through spring 2020. The community rapidly assessed the situation as more data became available, enabling us to equip faculty and classrooms for “hyflex” learning, create and maintain a safe on-campus experience for the fall, and contribute to numerous projects with the COVID-19 Rapid Innovation Dashboard and the COVID-19 Policy Alliance.
Complexity is our call to action, and our ability to fulfill it would not be possible without the continued support of alumni and friends like you. From the Immediate Needs and Emerging Opportunities Fund—which empowers the school to forge ahead in a time of ongoing crises—to the Diversity & Inclusion Task Force—a group of students, faculty, staff, and alumni whose recommendations inspired new initiatives dedicated to conscious inclusion—your participation in the MIT Sloan community is pivotal.
The past year presented everyone with significant challenges, but as you read this report, I hope that you will join me in proudly recognizing the resilience and accomplishments of our community.
Associate Dean Office of External Relations and Global Programs