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Robert M. Randolph

Chaplain to the Institute, 2007 - present

Chaplain to the Institute, 2007 - present

Robert M. Randolph
Chaplain to the Institute 2007 – Present
Housemaster, Bexley Hall 2000 – Present
Housemaster, Tang Hall 1981 – 1985

Since coming to MIT in 1979, Robert Randolph has supported students in a series of counseling positions that include senior associate dean for undergraduate education and student affairs, dean in residence, and housemaster of Bexley Hall.  As an ordained minister, Dr. Randolph has worked to bridge the gaps among MIT’s many religious communities and speaks passionately about his commitment to open dialog and discussion. 

Highlights of this interview include:

  • Range of issues commonly faced by MIT students.
  • Impact of student diversity on MIT culture and its religious life.
  • Value of ethical considerations in the world of science and technology.
  • Personal goals for MIT as chaplain to the Institute
  • Creation of MIT’s Religious Activities Center.
  • Origins of the position of chaplain to the Institute.

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