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Images: MIT/WHOI Joint Program Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Aboard the research vessel Chain, MIT President Howard W. Johnson (left) and WHOI Director Paul Fye sign the memorandum of agreement that created the MIT/WHOI Joint Program on May 8, 1968. In the back row are (left to right): WHOI Dean of Graduate Studies H. Burr Steinbach, MIT Provost Jerome Wiesner, and Frank Press, head of MIT’s Earth Science Department. (Courtesy of the WHOI Archives)

MIT’s Great Dome in Cambridge (?Eric Baetscher)

The Bigelow Lab in Woods Hole (Photo by James Saenz, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

Frank Bohlen (at lectern) receives the first MIT/WHOI Joint Program degree at commencement in Woods Hole in 1970. (Courtesy of WHOI Archives)

Carly Strasser received the program’s 800th degree in 2008. (Photo by Julia Westwater, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)