Shirley Chisholm, MIT 1984 Commencement Address

Former U.S. Representative Shirley Chisholm addresses MIT's graduating Class of 1984.

MIT Commencement Program 1985 - Address: Lee Iacocca, Chrysler Corp.

Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca delivers the commencement address to the MIT Class of 1985.

William Hewlett, MIT 1986 Commencement Address

HP Computers co-founder Bill Hewlett shares some “random thoughts about creativity” with the graduating Class of 1986.

Kenneth Olsen, MIT 1987 Commencement Address

The co-founder and president of Digital Equipment Corporation reflects on how his experiences as an entrepreneur in the “world of elegant technology” have given him insights into the fundamental importance of work and one’s goals in work. 

A. Bartlett Giamatti, MIT 1988 Commencement Address

Prof. Giamatti takes inspiration from Milton to encourage his audience to maintain open dialogues, while sharing what he has learned, as former president of Yale University, about ways of communicating.

Paul Tsongas - Speaker 1989 MIT Commencement

The Chairman of the Board of Regents of Higher Education of Massachusetts delivers the 123rd commencement address to graduating MIT students.