MIT President Reif’s Call for Nominations: MLK Leadership Award
|To the members of the MIT community:
Every November, I routinely send a letter seeking nominations for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Leadership Award. The danger with any routine is that we cease to think about its meaning.
The MLK awards celebrate individuals or groups whose service to our community embodies the spirit of Dr. King’s work, and demonstrates exceptional integrity, leadership, creativity and positive outcomes.
In recent weeks, we have seen campuses across the country struggle to resolve profound internal tensions, in pursuit of a community that offers equity for everyone. At MIT, we are exploring those topics, too.
How we live and work together as a community matters a great deal to me. Along with the rest of MIT’s leadership, I want to make sure that everyone who earns a place at MIT finds a welcoming and supportive environment here – a sense of home.
In that spirit, I would like us now to seize our annual opportunity to celebrate those who lead us in this work, in keeping with Dr. King’s ideals.
I encourage you to consider nominating an individual or group for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award. Nomination letters should be sent by December 21, 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find more detail below.
The awards will be presented on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at MIT’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. gathering.
I hope to see many of you there.
L. Rafael Reif
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award
The Award is given annually to students, alumni, staff, and faculty whose service embodies the spirit of Dr. King’s work.
Who is eligible?
MIT alumni/ae, undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff
Service to the community is defined in the broadest sense and includes academic, research, religious, and secular contributions in which integrity, leadership, creativity, and positive outcome are apparent.
How do I submit a nomination?
If you wish to nominate a person or organization, please submit your letter to email@example.com by December 21, 2015.
Members of the MLK celebration planning committee will select the awardees, and recipients will be announced at the celebratory event on February 10.
Who serves on the MLK Celebration Planning Committee (MLK CPC)?
When will the awards be presented?
The awards will be presented on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at the 42nd anniversary celebration of MIT’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. event and program.
Where should I turn with questions?
If you have questions, Ms. Tobie Weiner would be pleased to assist. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org