Profiles

Collecting Old Stories at MIT Provides Map for the Future

While MIT is mostly known for developments in mathematics and the hard sciences, the university’s libraries and special collections have an ever-expanding cache of oral histories, particularly about the institution itself. One collection documents the diverse experiences of women at MIT. Undergraduate students interview alumnae, and then transcripts of their conversations are submitted to the […]

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SCOUT’S HONORED: The Best Physical Therapist of 2018

Best Physical Therapist: Anna Schroepfer Kandoyan Spaulding Hospital Cambridge 1575 Cambridge St., (617) 876-4344 spauldingrehab.org What makes a good physical therapist? To Anna Schroepfer Kandoyan, it’s about more than good clinical knowledge and skills—it’s about an eagerness to work with patients, being a good listener, and asking the right questions. Working with people was one of […]


Peter DiMuro Reflects on Leading the Dance Complex

Peter DiMuro’s transformation from “pudgy, in-the-closet country boy” to professional dancer, choreographer, and artistic director started with a role in his high school’s production of “Carnival.” Through this first foray into musical theater, he discovered the freeing nature of dance and the chance to express himself without words, he says. DiMuro, now the executive artistic […]


Jayms Battaglia Helps Students Run Local Homeless Shelter

Community Coordinator for the University Lutheran Church Every winter, Jayms Battaglia oversees a new group of about 24 to 28 students who join the staff of the Harvard Square Homeless shelter. The shelter, which opened in 1983, was the first student-run shelter in the country. Many of the students who work there will go on […]