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The iconic MIT home page Spotlight features a daily-changing image and design that focuses on advances in research, technology and education taking place at the Institute. Though some Spotlights do run multiple days - for example Friday's spot usually runs through the weekend, we work very hard to maintain the daily-changing tradition. We've combed our servers and have compiled a digital archive of the Institute home page through the years - well over 2000 images. Enjoy!
Happy Labor Day Today’s spotlight honors all the people who work, often behind the scenes, to keep MIT up and running. We photographed members of the MIT custodial staff during an early-morning shift change in mid-August. Pictured in order of appearance: Carlos De Jesus, Alina Serwatko, Carlos Sousa, John Capomaccio, Christine MacGillivary, Antonio Rabbi, Paul Leone, Chris Batista, Janine Soares, Luis Pina and Reuben Greenaway. We want to thank everyone for participating and also say thank you to Chris Gile, Manager of Custodial Services, and Felix DeLeon, Assistant Manager, for helping to coordinate with their staff. All photographs were taken by M. Scott Brauer.

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The MIT home page Spotlight showcases the research, technology and education advances taking place at the Institute every day.

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