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and had been funded largely by anonymous donations from a mysterious "Mr. In January 1920, the donor was revealed to be the industrialist George Eastman of Rochester, New York, who had invented methods of film production and processing, and founded Eastman Kodak.Between 19, Eastman donated million (6.6 million in 2015 dollars) in cash and Kodak stock to MIT.The report comprehensively reviewed the undergraduate curriculum, recommended offering a broader education, and warned against letting engineering and government-sponsored research detract from the sciences and humanities.The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences and the MIT Sloan School of Management were formed in 1950 to compete with the powerful Schools of Science and Engineering.The faculty doubled and the graduate student body quintupled during the terms of Karl Taylor Compton, president of MIT between 19; James Rhyne Killian, president from 1948 to 1957; and Julius Adams Stratton, chancellor from 1952 to 1957, whose institution-building strategies shaped the expanding university.By the 1950s, MIT no longer simply benefited the industries with which it had worked for three decades, and it had developed closer working relationships with new patrons, philanthropic foundations and the federal government.
As of 2017, 88 Nobel laureates, 52 National Medal of Science recipients, 65 Marshall Scholars, 45 Rhodes Scholars, 38 Mac Arthur Fellows, 34 astronauts, 21 Turing award winners, 16 Chief Scientists of the U. Air Force and 6 Fields Medalists have been affiliated with MIT.
In 1866, the proceeds from land sales went toward new buildings in the Back Bay.