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At the community introduction event, Reif presented Kornbluth with a glass pumpkin, created in MIT’s Glass Lab in the signature blue color of Duke University, where she has served as a faculty member since 1994 and as provost since 2014.
Audience members applauded during at an event welcoming Kornbluth to the MIT community, which was held in person and online. Kornbluth sat in the front row next to outgoing President L. Rafael Reif, who last February announced his intention to step down after 10 years leading the Institute.
President-Elect Sally Kornbluth speaks to the MIT community.