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2012 News in Brief



CEE undergrad on MIT presidential search committee

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Kimberly SparlingAs MIT began the selection process for its 17th president, CEE senior Kimberly Sparling — former Panhel president and a veteran of several campus committees — was one of three undergraduates chosen by the Undergraduate Association to serve on the six-member MIT Presidential Search Student Advisory Committee. Before presenting a report to the Trustee Presidential Search Committee, the Student Advisory Committee formed a task force to solicit student opinions about qualities desired in the next president and suggest specific candidates. “Students have a unique perspective as stakeholders in this process because MIT is our home, while for faculty, staff and administrators, MIT is a place of work or research,” Sparling said. Read a news story.