Protests and demonstrations on college campuses

April 2017

Recent protests have highlighted the balance between the right to free expression and the obligation to be nondisruptive.

Safety Information for International Travel

April 2017

Travel safety should be a top priority for any MIT student, faculty or staff member planning on travelling to another country.

MIT Files Amicus Briefs in Lawsuits Challenging President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

March 2017

MIT joined two amicus, or “friend of the court,” briefs with other universities in response to the President’s February 27, 2017 executive order restricting citizens of seven countries from entering the United States.

US patent office’s ruling on CRISPR

March 2017

On February 15, 2017, the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued a decision in a dispute concerning certain patent rights over a genome-editing system, known as CRISPR-Cas9.  

U.S. Department of Education Issues Guidance on Handling of Student Medical Records

November 2016

“Dear Colleague Letter” states that student medical records should be afforded privacy protections similar to those afforded to nonstudent medical records under HIPAA.