On Thursday March 6, MIT hosted a gathering to to celebrate the life of Charles M. Vest, MIT’s 15th President, and to express to his family how much Chuck meant to MIT — as a leader, a colleague, and a friend.

The event included two gatherings:

A Memorial Service in Kresge Auditorium


A Community Reception and Portrait Unveiling in the Stata Center along the now named,
“Charles M. Vest Student Street”.

Click the links below to play specific segments

Presentation of the Flags

John S. Reed ’61 SM ’65

L. Rafael Reif

The Honorable Albert A. Gore, Jr.

Paul E. Gray ’54 SM ’55

Nancy H. Hopkins

Serious Song from Sonata No.2 for Violin and Piano

Susan Hockfield

Shirley Ann Jackson ’68 PhD ’73

Raymond S. Stata ’57 SM ’58

Sarah E. Gallop

Lawrence S. Bacow ’72

Ave verum corpus K.618

Stephen Tapscott

Barbara G. Stowe

R. Erich Caulfield SM ’01 PhD ’06

Video Presentation: Remembering The Vest Years At MIT

Robert M. Randolph

Amazing Grace

Reception and Portrait Unveiling

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