High school student visitors on Mass. Ave., 1972
The Institute's first major effort to recruit black students was spearheaded by John A. Mims, MIT's first black associate director of undergraduate admissions (1969-75). During their 2-day stay, visiting high-school students attended classes, toured the campus, talked informally with faculty members, and discussed admissions and financial aid. Each visiting high-school student had an MIT student host.