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Patrick Henry Winston ’65, SM ’67, PhD ’70, Ford Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science, studies how vision, language, and motor faculties account for intelligence. His personal Web site depicts diverse interests in the future of artificial intelligence, how to speak well, naval research, and fraternities, sororities, and independent living groups (FSILGs).
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Nancy DuVergne Smith, editorial director, has served as a senior writer/editor at universities, newspapers, and a magazine. She teaches writing for the Web. Hobbies include reading the longest novels published in English and watercolor painting.
Kate Hoagland, director of digital and multimedia communications, has a background in communications management, public relations, video production, and journalism. She spends her free time learning new languages, traveling the world, and growing the perfect tomato.
Jay London, web, print and multimedia writer, is a devout Bostonian with a professional background in marketing for higher education. He enjoys following Boston sports teams and spending time with his wife and son. His favorite book is J. Anthony Lukas’s Common Ground.
Joe McGonegal, email strategist and multimedia writer, taught high-school English before pursuing a career in writing and communications. He was a freelance reporter for several years and he also writes creative non-fiction. He enjoys running long-distance races and sailing.
Maddy Myers, web and multimedia writer, has formerly served as a web producer, social media manager, reporter, and arts critic for a variety of print media and online publications. In her free time, she plays video games and also plays the keytar in a rock band called the Robot Knights.
Special thanks to artist Paul Montie who originally created the slice of toast with MIT letters.