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Penn, Steven Douglas


Biographical Note

Stephen D. Penn earned the AB in Physics (1985) and the PhD in Physics (1993) from MIT. He was active on campus throughout his time as a student, serving as vice president of the Graduate Student Council in 1990 and helping to found The Thistle, an alternative news source for the MIT community, in 1987. In 1991, Penn received a Karl Taylor Compton Prize from MIT for his work in promoting high standards of achievement and good citizenship within the community. According to Tech Talk, Penn was “involved in activities unified by the constant themes of democracy, freedom of inquiry and justice.”

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Steven Douglas Penn papers

Identifier: MC-0632
Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection includes reports, correspondence, memos, articles, meeting minutes and other materials pertaining to Steven Penn’s involvement with activist activities and groups at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Among the groups mentioned in the collection are People Against Racism, Military Impact on Campus Research Committee (MICAR), and the Science Action Coordinating Committee.

Dates: circa 1986-1990