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About the MIT SEAL .......
MIT seal first adopted in 1864 The oldest official MIT symbol is the “Mens et Manus” seal that appears on MIT letterheads and other official documents. The seal contains many different items. The most prominent figures (the laborer at the anvil and the scholar with a book) represent MIT’s incorporation of science and industry into its curriculum. The year 1861 refers to the year that MIT was incorporated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Latin inscription “Mens et Manus” (translated to “mind and hand”) and the books that appear (entitled, “Science and Arts”) on the pedestal embody the idea of cooperation between knowledge and practical science.
The seal was adopted in 1864 and was engraved in 1865 for a cost of $285. The seal was modernized during President Howard Johnson’s (1966-1971) administration. Also, the seal has been hacked numerous times and several unofficial versions are popular with student organizations on campus.
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|Freedom of the press is essential to the preservation of a democracy; but there is a difference between freedom and license. Editorialists who tell downright lies in order to advance their own agendas do more to discredit the press than all the censors in the world.|
|~ Franklin D. Roosevelt (18821945), U.S. president. Interview with former Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins, University of Illinois, Urbana (Spring 1958). |
FDR was highly sensitive to newspaper opinions and though he had excellent relations with the working press he believed, not without evidence, that editors and publishers opposed him at every turn during the relief and recovery phase of the New Deal and when he was preparing the nation for a possible war with the Axis powers. Roosevelt was angry with press stories and editorials which accused him of seeking dictatorial powers in the fight over the Lend-Lease legislation. Perkins was treated to this outburst when she was visiting with the President on another matter. ~
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