• An Inside Look and Update from the DAPER Culture Committee
    April 01, 2021
    Over the 2020-21 academic year, the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) has established the DAPER Culture Committee, which consists of 10 DAPER staff members from throughout the various areas of the overall department. The co-chairs of the committee are Ali Lamothe, business manager for recreation, and Melanie Appleman, senior administrative assistant of intercollegiate athletics.
  • "Meet the Staff" - Assistant Director of Athletics Brittany Bresley
    March 03, 2021
    As part of a series that is taking place throughout the 2020-21 academic year, the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) is featuring a number of head coaches and DAPER staff members to learn more about them. This next installment of the series features Brittany Bresley, who was recently named as the MIT assistant director of athletics for compliance and student-athlete development in January 2021.
  • NEWMAC Presidents Council’s Statement on Spring Sports
    March 01, 2021
    The NEWMAC Presidents Council has outlined a path forward for Spring Sports. The Presidents continue to hold the safety and well-being of student-athletes and surrounding communities as its primary focus when making decisions around the impact of COVID-19 and the resumption of intercollegiate athletic competition. As part of this decision, the conference will require ongoing testing, universal masking and other modifications to game management standards as part of its health and safety protocols for student-athletes, coaches, officials and game personnel at institutions choosing to participate this spring. These additional precautions exceed the current NCAA guidance for spring sports.
  • DAPER Announces Cancellation of 2021 Spring Sports Competition
    February 11, 2021
    MIT director of athletics/DAPER department head Dr. G. Anthony Grant announced today that MIT will not compete in spring sports for the spring 2021 semester due to ongoing health and safety concerns stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic. This will impact baseball, men’s heavyweight crew, men’s and women’s lightweight crew, women’s openweight crew, men’s and women’s lacrosse, sailing, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field and men’s volleyball.
  • "Meet the Staff" with Dr. G. Anthony Grant - Director of Athletics/DAPER Department Head
    February 09, 2021
    As part of a series that is taking place throughout the 2020-21 academic year, the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) is featuring a number of head coaches and DAPER staff members to learn more about them. This next installment of the series features Dr. G. Anthony Grant, who is in his second year as the MIT director of athletics/DAPER department head after starting his job at MIT on February 10, 2020.
  • DAPER Raises Over $146,000 in "Giving Tuesday" Event
    January 20, 2021
    Cambridge, Mass. (January 20) -- In the recently held "Giving Tuesday" event, the MIT Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) raised a total of $146,105.90, as announced by Dr. G. Anthony Grant, MIT’s director of athletics/DAPER department head. Overall, DAPER secured 648 total gifts from 549 donors.
  • Shannon Accepts Director of Campus Recreation Position at Holy Cross
    December 07, 2020
    Jamie Shannon has resigned as the MIT manager of club sports, intramurals and sports camps and has accepted the position of director of campus recreation at the College of the Holy Cross, as announced by Dr. G. Anthony Grant, MIT director of athletics/DAPER department head.
  • MIT Announces Institute Calendar and Plans for the 2021 Spring Semester
    November 02, 2020
    MIT today announced its plans for the spring 2021 semester in an email from MIT Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart. The plans will have a direct impact on the MIT Athletics winter seasons for varsity sports, as well as the other programming areas within the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER).
  • Anderson Named as MIT ADID and Chair of DAPER Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
    August 28, 2020
    MIT men’s basketball head coach/associate professor Larry Anderson has been named as the MIT athletics diversity and inclusion designee (ADID), as announced by Dr. G. Anthony Grant, MIT Director of Athletics/DAPER Department Head. In this role, Anderson will be the point of communication between the NCAA National Office, the MIT athletic department and the campus when information around inclusive programs, emerging diversity issues and other related initiatives need to be shared.
  • Levitch Leadership Laboratory Announces 2020 Fall Programming Schedule
    August 25, 2020
    The MIT Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) has announced the 2020-21 programming schedule for the Levitch Leadership Laboratory (L^3). The program was formerly known as the Student-Athlete Leadership Program (SALP) and was renamed as part of an expansion of the program that is made possible by the generous support of Joe Levitch `69. 
  • DAPER Announces Renaming of LIFE Fund in Honor of Former Athletic Director/Dept. Head Julie Soriero
    August 24, 2020
    The MIT Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) has renamed the DAPER Leadership and Innovation Fund for Excellence in Athletics (LIFE) as the Julie Soriero LIFE Fund, in honor of former Director of Athletics/DAPER Department Head Julie Soriero, who retired in 2019. Soriero served in her role at MIT from 2007-2019 and during her career, she transformed the the department into one of the most successful in the country.
  • MIT Announces Institute Plans for the 2020 Fall Semester
    July 07, 2020
    MIT today announced its plans for the fall 2020 semester in an email from MIT President L. Rafael Reif. The plans will have a direct and immediate impact on the MIT Athletics fall seasons for varsity sports.