Category: Inauguration

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Inauguration of MIT’s 14th President, Dr. Paul E. Gray (1980)

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A week of celebration accompanied the inauguration of MIT's 14th president, Paul Edward Gray, Sc.D. '60, in September 1980. This video compilation shows the formal as well as playful events surrounding the historic oc...

Inauguration of MIT’s 15th President, Dr. Charles M. Vest (1991)

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On May 10, 1991, Dr. Charles M. Vest was inaugurated as the 15th president of MIT during a ceremony in Killian Court. President Vest served the Institute with distinction over the next 14 years, leading MIT through a ...

Inauguration of MIT’s 16th President, Dr. Susan Hockfield (2005)

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On May 6, 2005, Dr. Susan Hockfield was inaugurated as the 16th president of MIT. Hockfield, the first woman and the first life scientist to lead MIT, committed the Institute to sustaining its commitment to intellectu...