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Charlotte Minsky and Lyndie Mitchell Zollinger named 2020 Gates Cambridge Scholars

Office of Distinguished Fellowships
Published by MIT News on February 18, 2020

MIT seniors Charlotte Minsky and Lyndie Mitchell Zollinger have won the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which offers students an opportunity to pursue graduate study in the field of …

By Julia Mongo
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Mehtaab Sawhney named 2020 Churchill Scholar

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Published by MIT News on January 30, 2020

Mehtaab Sawhney, a senior from Commack, New York, has been named a 2020 Churchill Scholar and will pursue a year of graduate studies at Cambridge University …

By Julia Mongo
Julia Mongo Staff Writer and Advisor Julia Mongo
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Making Connections in the Video Game Industry

Jenny (Course 6, ’19) attended the Women in Gaming conference twice – this time taking the stage

The clip-on speaker felt heavy at my side as I walked up to the podium. Not only was the clip making me mildly uncomfortable, but …

By Lydia Huth
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Take the leap: What it’s like to take a gap year before med school

Emily Brown graduated from MIT in June 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering and Biology. She spent the year after graduation doing clinical work in a private dermatology practice in Boston and started medical school in the …

By Lydia Huth
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The following classes below required by medical school are also GIRs, which all MIT students have to complete to graduate.  

This guide can be helpful to applicants when developing the list of medical and health professions schools you will apply …