Baker Foundation Celebrates MIT Contributions to the World

By Vidya Ganapati ‘10

The Everett Moore Baker Memorial Foundation hosted an event celebrating MIT’s contributions to the world on April 7. The event featured past Baker Fellows, who have completed international service projects, student groups with initiatives funded by the Baker Foundation, and past recipients of the Baker Excellence in Teaching Award. Dean Julie Norman, an advisor to the group, gave the keynote speech, and student members of the Foundation recognized Dean Stephen Immerman, Alison Hynd from the Public Service Center, and Phil Walsh from the Campus Activities Complex for their contributions to the work of the Foundation. Attendees were able to mingle, learn about the work of the Baker Foundation, and be inspired by ongoing projects and initiatives at MIT.

The Baker Foundation is advised by staff from the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming and serves to perpetuate the memory of Dean Everett Moore Baker, a staunch protagonist for the consideration of human beings as individuals, a vigorous proponent of a broad educational policy, a dynamic extra-curricular program, and a congenial physical and intellectual environment at MIT and an ardent worker toward friendly relations among the peoples of all nations. The Foundation strives to fulfill this goal by pursuing long-term initiatives, encouraging and supporting student initiatives, awarding the Baker Excellence in Teaching Award, funding Baker Fellowships, and reporting on the status of the Institute in the Annual Report.