Raj Tahil ’81 and Mary Jo Wrenn

Raj Tahil ’81 and Mary Jo Wrenn

Raj Tahil credits MIT for boosting his entrepreneurial spirit. “I learned to look at problems as interesting opportunities,” says President of Torpac Capsules, which specializes in custom capsules and pharmaceutical equipment. In the spirit of creating opportunities, Tahil and his wife, Mary Joe Renને, have created the MIT Donor-Advisable Fund (DAF) – an increasingly popular…

Schooling teachers in the realities of urban education

Schooling teachers in the realities of urban education

When Jesse Solomon ’91 first started teaching at a middle school in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the 1990’s, he was overwhelmed. “I had 25 students working at eight different grade levels – some learning English, some on individual education plans,” he says. “I wasn’t ready for that level of complexity.” Fortunately, an experienced teacher was in…

El Paso was “drought-proof.” Climate change is pushing its limits.

El Paso was “drought-proof.” Climate change is pushing its limits.

While farmers rely on the Rio Grande for irrigation, much of the water that El Paso residents drink actually comes from deep underground aquifers. These critical water sources are also at risk. In 1979, the Texas Water Development Board estimated that El Paso would run out of groundwater by 2031. At that time, each resident…

14 cybersecurity predictions for 2022 and beyond

14 cybersecurity predictions for 2022 and beyond

The threats of ransomware will continue to grow until governments and technological innovations make significant changes to the cost-benefit calculations for attackers, as crime is simply too lucrative. Such attacks are also expected to increase in serious industries where it is imperative to pay cyber criminals to protect health and safety. New tactics are expected…