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Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Private research university in Massachusetts
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The institute is a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university, with an urban campus that extends more than a mile (1.6 km) alongside the Charles River. The institute also encompasses a number of major off-campus facilities such as the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, the Bates Center, and the Haystack Observatory, as well as affiliated laboratories such as the Broad and Whitehead Institutes. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, MIT adopted a European polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction in applied science and engineering. It has since played a key role in the development of many aspects of modern science, engineering, mathematics, and technology, and is widely known for its innovation and academic strength.

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Trump reverses decision on foreign students [Video]

Trump reverses decision on foreign students

[NFA] The Trump administration on Tuesday, abandoned its attempt to force foreign students to leave the United States if all of their classes are to be taught online this autumn. It was a dramatic..

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Harvard and MIT Sue Trump Administration Over Foreign Student Visa Rule [Video]

Harvard and MIT Sue Trump Administration Over Foreign Student Visa Rule

The universities sued the administration due to its guidance preventing foreign students from staying in the US if they're enrolled in online-only courses.

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WH slams Harvard, MIT lawsuit over international students [Video]

WH slams Harvard, MIT lawsuit over international students

White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday condemned a lawsuit filed by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, seeking to block a new Trump administration rule that..

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