President Susan B. Hockfield announced her plans to step down as MIT’s president at 9 a.m. this morning in an email to the community. Soon afterward, news outlets and students posted their thoughts on Twitter. Here are just a representative few that we found interesting.
10:03 a.m. @emilyshoren Susan hockfield stepping down? #disappointed she seemed awesome
10:08 a.m. @rishabhkabra Susan Hockfield stepping down abruptly.
10:18 a.m. @iabowles Sorry to read Susan Hockfield stepping down from @mitnews – she was great to work with on clean energy agenda. Wish her well.
10:21 a.m. @farahghniem Susan Hockfield steps down as MIT’s 16th (and first female) president. Her leadership will be missed.
10:30 a.m. @ashwin VERY disappointed by this news