About the Blog

We, the Graduate Students of MIT, welcome you to our Blog. This is where we tell our stories. We pledge to be unadulterated and unabashed in this pursuit.

This Blog is our playground, our stage, our field of dreams. It is the collective diary of the MIT graduate cohort. We’ll write of our experiences — navigating the MIT underbelly, braving our first Boston winter (and second and third and fourth), taking the impossible machine learning class, discovering the best sushi this side of the river, suffering through the MIT getfit Challenge, adventuring abroad, meeting crazy roommates, labmates, and best friends. We’ll write of our milestones — choosing our advisors, hiring undergraduates, proposing our theses. All the while, we’ll tell of how we’ve learned, evolved, failed, triumphed, been praised, been criticized, and been inspired. We hope you enjoy.

Please note, the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the blogs belong solely to the author, and not necessarily to the department or MIT as a whole.

Photo: Matthew Allan

Matthew Allan

Photo: Neha Bokil

Neha Bokil

Photo: Alexandra Churikova

Alexandra Churikova

Stephanie Smelyansky

Photo: Olivia Young

Olivia Young

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Grad Blog Editors

Staff Advisors

Diana Chien
Heather Konar
Lydia Huth

Former Editors

Sarah Bricault
Irene Chen
Meggan Davis
Alicia Elliott
Anna Ivanova
Jared Kehe
Leigh Ann Kesler
Kathleen Lewis
Nicolas Meirhaeghe
Lauren Stopfer (founder of the Grad Blog Editorial Board)

Read more about the evolution of the blog in this post.