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  1. 1. Edmund Carlevale / November 1, 2020 Pathological Dysfunction MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is at war with itself.
  2. 2. Dear Colette, Perhaps explain your feelings? People make mistakes! We all must be prepared for the humbling day when that happens to ourselves. And when that day arrives, try to respond in a helpful way. Assume that the offending party did not mean to offend, that they truly made a mistake. In other words, offer some explanation of where they went wrong. How they hurt or offended. From: "Colette L. Heald" Subject: A one-man-band can only do so much Date: March 28, 2018 at 9:27 AM EDT To: Ed Carlevale CC: Jesse Kroll, Angela Mickunis, Philip Gschwend Dear Ed, The content and the tone of this email are inappropriate. Colette ________________________________________ Colette L. Heald Associate Professor and Associate Department Head Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science
  3. 3. This is the head And here is some caption text.
  4. 4. Double-click a photo to open it, click Edit, ten use Edit like a pro Double-click a photo Text description for label Text description for label Text description for label
  5. 5. — Heidi Nepf and her daughters “I know in your heart that you didn’t mean to hurt your sister… “But you’re in code red!” Double-click a photo Text description for label Text description for label Text description for label
  6. 6. Dinner It looks like this because none of the faculty who use the lab are on speaking terms with each other. “I know in your heart that you didn’t mean to hurt your sister…”
  7. 7. From: Philip M Gschwend Subject: Edmund Carlevale Date: April 19, 2018 at 2:22:10 PM EDT To: rmparsons-gradstudents, rmparsons-postdocs Dear All, It is with great dismay that I write to inform everyone that Edmund Carlevale will not be at Parsons after tomorrow. I hope everyone will join me in thanking Edmund for all the great things he has done for us over the last year+. Phil “It is with great dismay …”
  8. 8. From: Markus J Buehler Subject: Jesse Kroll appointed Director of Parsons Laboratory for Environmental Science & Engineering Date: May 1, 2018 at 9:40:04 AM EDT To: cee-all Cc: Jesse Kroll Dear Members of the CEE Community: It is my great pleasure to announce the appointment of Professor Jesse Kroll as the new Director of the Parsons Laboratory for Environmental Science and Engineering, effective June 1, 2018. I am truly excited that Jesse has agreed to serve in this role, and I am looking forward to working with him, and all of you, to build on and continue Parsons’ path of excellence. “It is my great pleasure to announce …”
  9. 9. Projects Sustainability Grant / Sustainability Maker Space
  10. 10. This is this figure caption all over again. And I think it works. This is this figure caption all over again. And I think it works. This is this figure caption all over again. And I think it works. Mobius In order to serve as effective coordinators of an increasingly fragmented and disjointed ecosystem, cities must adopt a regulatory posture that makes it advantageous for all participants in the ecosystem to aCleaning In this model, the city would emphasize planning and procuring, not just the provision of services, and would require the sharing of certain data in order to create a platform that would provide clarity on pricing and availability to all permitted suppliers of mobility services. And it would do so in a way that defrays some of the city’s costs associated with maintaining the curb space and related roadway. Mobius The increased private-sector deployment of connected mobility services brings with it increased competition for space on public streets.16 Therefore, fees should be imposed on activities in proportion to the degree to which those activities use scarce public space, impose costsExterior systems. Signage Too often, the story behind regulation has been dictated by the funder or provider of the service and not by the city itself. Taxi wars have been fought about control of. Environmental Research Council issues report Council is asked to develop plan to establish MIT Environmental Initiative
  11. 11. Dysfunctional Duos Dyads Double-click a photo Text description for label Text description for label Text description for label
  12. 12. This is the head And here is some caption text.
  13. 13. This is this figure caption all over again. And I think it works. This is this figure caption all over again. And I think it works. This is this figure caption all over again. And I think it works. Mobius In order to serve as effective coordinators of an increasingly fragmented and disjointed ecosystem, cities must adopt a regulatory posture that makes it advantageous for all participants in the ecosystem to aCleaning In this model, the city would emphasize planning and procuring, not just the provision of services, and would require the sharing of certain data in order to create a platform that would provide clarity on pricing and availability to all permitted suppliers of mobility services. And it would do so in a way that defrays some of the city’s costs associated with maintaining the curb space and related roadway. Mobius The increased private-sector deployment of connected mobility services brings with it increased competition for space on public streets.16 Therefore, fees should be imposed on activities in proportion to the degree to which those activities use scarce public space, impose costsExterior systems. Signage Too often, the story behind regulation has been dictated by the funder or provider of the service and not by the city itself. Taxi wars have been fought about control of. Environmental Research Council issues report Council is asked to develop plan to establish MIT Environmental Initiative
  14. 14. Daylighting One of the benefits of cleaning the Teaching Lab is that it begins to let the light in. Yikes, so simple, so obvious!
  15. 15. Exhibit B Postdoc Common Room
  16. 16. Projects Projects Cleaning Mobius sculpture Exterior Signage Bathrooms Machineshop Space Sustainability proposal Ridesharing Job descriptions Postdoc Common Room Website
  17. 17. Washed Away All of my work at the Parsons Lab was entirely washed away without a second thought by any of the faculty Norms of Civil Society Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, ligula suspendisse nulla pretium, rhoncus tempor Est, vel elit, congue wisi enim nunc ultricies sit, magna tincidunt. Maecenas aliquam maecenas ligula nostra, accumsan taciti. Sociis mauris in integer, a dolor netus non aliquet, sagittis felis sodales, dolor sociis mauris, vel libero cras. Faucibus at. Arcu habitasse elementum est, ipsum purus pede porttitor class, ut adipiscing, aliquet sed auctor, imperdiet arcu per diam dapibus libero duis. Enim eros in vel, volutpat nec pellentesque leo, tempo ribus scelerisque nec.
  18. 18. Conflict It looks like this because none of the faculty who use the lab are on speaking terms with each other.
  19. 19. Markus Buehler Head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Phil Gschwend Director, Parsons Lab Ruben Juanes Director, Pierce Lab Colette Heald Associate Head, Department of Civil and Env. Engineering
  20. 20. Parsons Teaching Lab It looks like this because none of the faculty who use the lab are on speaking terms with each other.
  21. 21. “We heard about the party you’re having.” HR Officer Michelle Coyne One of the most toxic aspects of CEE leadership is to mislabel kind, courteous, appropriate, civil and professional actions as “dangerous,” threatening,” and a “form of harassment.”
  22. 22. To: Colette L Heald Subject: Apology From: Ed Carlevale Date: Fri, Apr 6, 2018 7:25 AM Colette, I am genuinely sorry for my recent emails. I didn’t understand your reaction to my email of 3/28, and felt that by CC’ing your reply to Angela and Phil, you had threatened my job, which is indeed what happened. But yesterday I started working with a coach whom I originally engaged to guide me through the process of applying for Angela’s position. Within five minutes she made me see that my present job is the job that I want, and within ten minutes she helped me to understand how my own communication skills had undermined my work. I hope that this misstep won’t get in the way of an effective working relationship. Small disagreements can become permanent impasses, and I’ve worked hard to avoid that, and will continue to do so. Kind regards, Ed ____________________ Ed Carlevale Building Manager, Parsons Laboratory for Environmental Science and Engineering Office: (617) 253-6569 You certainly do not have to accept an apology. But the norms of civil society require that you acknowledge one.
  23. 23. Robert J. Engman Sculpture It looks like this because none of the faculty who use the lab are on speaking terms with each other.
  24. 24. Gertrude Stein’s Dinner Party It looks like this because none of the faculty who use the lab are on speaking terms with each other.
  25. 25. Junior Faculty The people who pay the price for dysfunction are junior faculty, and they have no say whatsoever in any of the issue that affect them.
  26. 26. Storage space I submitted my notice on April 6 and asked to withdraw it on April 7, and two weeks later I was out of MIT. The only part of that story that astonishes is how little anyone cared about what I had accomplished. I had transformed the Parsons, and was on route to much. Martin said my work was “sweet.” But my work wasn’t about you. It was about junior faculty. It was about post-docs. Your stuff spills out into the corridors, crowding out everyone else. It isn’t a small thing beginning to clean that up.
  27. 27. Phil Gschwend Director, Parsons Lab Colette Heald Associate Department Head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  28. 28. This was the plan. It had nothing to do with me. It was a war between you and Building 1 that you lost. But I was the only victim. What profound immaturity and mean spiritedness. What an incredible waste of money, time. And while all this passive-aggressive undermining was going on, I seem to recall a junior faculty member who was struggling. But that struggling is absolutely irrelevant to these other power struggles.
  29. 29. But good god almighty!
  30. 30. Parsons Teaching Lab It looks like this because none of the faculty who use the lab are on speaking terms with each other.
  31. 31. Washed Away All of my work at the Parsons Lab was entirely washed away without a second thought by any of the faculty Environmental Scientists This is why the Parsons Lab keeps its distance.
  32. 32. From: Gabriel E Leventhal Date: Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 5:03 PM Subject: Vote of confidence for Edmund Carlevale To: Markus J. Buehler Cc: Angela R Mickunas Dear Professor Buehler, It has come to the attention of the below-signed postdocs, graduate students, and other members of the Parsons community that Edmund Carlevale will be leaving his post as Assistant Director of Parsons. Although we do not know the specifics that led up to this event, we wish to express our surprise and disappointment given our shared view that Edmund’s work has had a positive effect on and benefitted the Parsons community. Edmund has brought vision and vigor to his work in Parsons that is evident in the improvements throughout the building. These improvements are heartily welcomed by many in the community as an effort to improve both the quality of the workspace and the face that this building presents to guests and visitors who come here to engage with this intellectually open, innovative, and forward-looking community. There is a shared sense among us that the energy and dedication that Edmund has brought to his mission here is unique, and that if allowed to stay on and continue his work, he will continue to bring change to Parsons that will benefit the whole community for many years to come. Moreover, Edmund has impacted the Parson’s community far beyond what would normally be expected of him. Edmund serves as a valued source of support for much of our community—especially students. He smiles and greets us when he sees us around the lab and asks us how our work is going, always offering to help however he can. Edmund has gone above and beyond the call of duty to assist people during late hours and weekends and has spread his enthusiasm and cheerfulness to create a better working environment for the community. We sincerely hope that there is a place in this process for the Administration of CEE to take under consideration this strong vote of confidence for Edmund by the Parsons community. We would also like to highlight that many of us have also previously noted our appreciation for Edmund’s contributions in nominating Edmund to receive the CEE Excellence Award. We ask that these also be considered as a reflection of his impact on the community. Aaron Chow, Postdoc, Adams Lab Ali Ebrahimi, Postdoc, Cordero Lab Andrew Feldman, PhD Student, Entekhabi Lab Angela Cacciola, MS student, Gschwend Lab Anjuli Jain Figueroa, PhD Student, McLaughlin Lab Bruno K Rodiño Janeiro, Postdoc, Polz Lab Caihong Tang, Visiting student, Nepf Lab Clovis Daniel Borges, Postdoc, Polz lab David VanInsberghe, PhD, Polz Lab Dayang Wang, PhD Student, Adams Lab Desiree Schmitz, Visiting Student, Cordero Lab Dr. Stefan Thiele, Affiliate, Polz Lab Fabiola Miranda-Sanchez, Postdoc, Polz Lab Fatima Aysha Hussain, PhD candidate , Polz Lab Flora Su, Alumnus, Heald Lab Gabriel Leventhal, Postdoc, Cordero Lab Hayley Gadol, PhD Student, Kocar Lab Idaly Ali, MEng Student, Harvey Lab Irene Hu, PhD Student, Hemond Lab Ishita Shrivastava, PhD Student, Adams Lab Jakob Russel, Visiting PhD student, Cordero Lab James Rowe, PhD Student, Kroll Lab Javier Dubert, Postdoc, Polz Lab Jiarui Lei, PhD Candidate, Nepf Lab Jose Saavedra, Lab Manager, Cordero Lab Joseph Elsherbini, Graduate Student, Polz Lab Josh Moss, PhD Student, Kroll Lab Joy Yang, PhD candidate, Polz Lab Judy Yang, PhD student, Nepf lab Julia Schwartzman, Postdoc, Cordero Lab Julien Barrere, Visiting Student, Cordero Lab Kathryn Kauffman, Postdoc, Polz Lab Leonora Bittleston, Postdoc, Cordero Lab Luis Valentin, Lab tech, Cordero Lab Neha Mehta, PhD Student, Kocar and Harvey Lab Paul Berube, Research Scientist, Chisholm Lab Rachel Soble, PhD student, Cordero Lab Raphael Laurenceau, Postdoc, Chisholm Lab Ruud Janssen, Postdoc, Heald Lab Shaul Pollak, Postdoc, Cordero Lab Sidhant Pai, Phd Student, Heald Lab Simone Cenci, PhD student, Saavedra Lab Steven Biller, Research Scientist, Chisholm Lab Thomas Hackl, Postdoc, Chisholm Lab Tim Enke, PhD student, Cordero Lab Timothy Adams, MEng student, Eltahir Lab Tiziana Smith, PhD Student, McLaughlin Lab Xiaoqian Yu, PhD candidate, Alm/Polz Lab
  33. 33. Poverty and Depression Dead and dying bushes. A broken window. The building looks abandoned. This is what poverty and depression looks like.
  34. 34. Now the real pathological begins. And MIT has no safeguards. It doesn’t even notice or think it’s bizarre. But Penny, Martin and Dara: This is where you should have protected me. These pathological accusations ended my career. Did you register even the slightest protest?
  35. 35. How does one become a cyberstalker at MIT? It’s really quite easy. You simply create a pdf describing your work of the past 15 months. And why would you do something like that? Because I wanted a record of what I had accomplished. What work was in the pipeline. You know, normal stuff. Do the people who reported you as a cyberstalker understand what that means? And what the consequences are for a web developer?
  36. 36. From: Edmund Carlevale Subject: Request for a meeting Date: August 14, 2018 at 9:32:25 PM EDT To: "Martin A. Schmidt", Cynthia Barnhart Cc: Nicholas Diehl Dear Provost Schmidt and Chancellor Barnhart, An MIT HR Officer phoned me today and told me not to “go near any CEE building” because someone inside feels “threatened by me.” This is a very serious charge, and I apologize in advance for the barrage of attached emails and documents I’m submitting in my defense. I’ve spent the day trying to frame a proper reply, not to the accusation or to HR, but to… I’m not entirely sure. I’ve been at MIT for 27 years, and feel that I’ve made a distinguished contribution. But the things I’ve bumped my head on are the same things that MIT has bumped its head on, and the world as well… but that bumps and bruises don’t constitute a reason for a meeting, so perhaps all I can do at present is submit this protest at the way I’ve been treated. Kind regards and thanks, Ed Carlevale PS: I’ll marshal that barrage of documents in my defense at another time. For now I’m attaching two documents that indicate what I’m defending.
  37. 37. 32 4 2 6B 3 1 3 48 Stata Center Lowell Court Great Dome Killian Court s b a L n a m t s a E du Pont Court The Simons Bldg Civil & Env. Engineering Parsons Lab
  38. 38. Dear Ed, inappr opriate
  39. 39. Dear Ed, inappr opriate
  40. 40. Heid i
  41. 41. Civil disagr eeme nt
  42. 42. Pathol ogical Dysfu nction
  43. 43. MIT has an Ellen Degene res problem
  44. 44. Dear Ed, inappr opriate
  45. 45. Sustai nability Maker Space
  46. 46. Kindness
  47. 47. Branding and onboarding experience
  48. 48. Exhibit A Sustainability Maker Space
  49. 49. Exhibit A The Parsons Teaching Lab
  50. 50. Exhibit A The Parsons Teaching Lab
  51. 51. Exhibit A Building Manager’s Story
  52. 52. Exhibit A The Parsons Teaching Lab
  53. 53. Exhibit A The Parsons Teaching Lab
  54. 54. Sustai nability Maker Space
  55. 55. Baseme nt bathroo m makeove r
  56. 56. Sustainab ility Maker SpPostdo c Common ace
  57. 57. Sustai nability Maker Space
  58. 58. Dear Ed, inappr opriate
  59. 59. Reforming MIT Human Resources 1. Publish salaries above 80K. 2. Don’t duplicate skill sets 3. Ask: “Have you ever helped anyone?” 4. Watch out for dysfunctional dyads Administrative Officer Financial Officer Don’t hire an administrative whose sole skill is financial, if there is already a financial officer in the department. Hire someone with people skills. With networking skills.
  60. 60. Depression and
  61. 61. This is head This is the text
  62. 62. Arcadia (1996, 2018) Heidi and I were planning to organize a staged reading of Arcadia. She and I and Trish and Ian had seen it when the Huntington staged it in 1996 and it had hit us all in the same incredible way.
  63. 63. From: Otto X Cordero Subject: Re: Did you do this? Date: March 16, 2018 at 4:29:54 PM EDT To: Ed Carlevale AMAZING! Otto X. Cordero Assistant Professor Post-doc Common Room Transform 3- person office into Post-doc lounge and meeting room.
  64. 64. Washed Away All of my work at the Parsons Lab was entirely washed away without a second thought by any of the faculty The Norms of Civil Society Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, ligula suspendisse nulla pretium, rhoncus tempor fermentum, enim integer ad vestibulum volutpat. Nisl rhoncus. Est, vel elit, congue wisi enim nunc ultricies sit, magna tincidunt. Maecenas aliquam maecenas ligula nostra, accumsan taciti. Sociis
  65. 65. To: Colette L Heald Subject: Apology From: Ed Carlevale Date: Fri, Apr 6, 2018 7:25 AM Colette, I am genuinely sorry for my recent emails. I didn’t understand your reaction to my email of 3/28, and felt that by CC’ing your reply to Angela and Phil, you had threatened my job, which is indeed what happened. But yesterday I started working with a coach whom I originally engaged to guide me through the process of applying for Angela’s position. Within five minutes she made me see that my present job is the job that I want, and within ten minutes she helped me to understand how my own communication skills had undermined my work. I hope that this misstep won’t get in the way of an effective working relationship. Small disagreements can become permanent impasses, and I’ve worked hard to avoid that, and will continue to do so. Kind regards, Ed ____________________ Ed Carlevale Building Manager, Parsons Laboratory for Environmental Science and Engineering Office: (617) 253-6569 You certainly do not have to accept an apology. But the norms of civil society require that you acknowledge one.
  66. 66. From: Ed Carlevale Subject: Touching base regarding applying for 2 CEE positions Date: May 30, 2018 at 9:09:00 AM EDT To: Jesse Kroll, Markus J Buehler Hi Jesse and Markus, I really liked the spirit of your town hall message yesterday. Best wishes to both of you. I am preparing to submit applications for two CEE positions, for the Administrative Officer position and for the assistant to the Parsons Director position. If you feel the time has come to move on, please let me know. I would absolutely understand. As part of the application process — and perhaps also to help with the transition process for whomever succeeds me — I am preparing short screencasts to describe the work that I did, where that work stands, and how I feel this fits in with your own goals. Total length will be under 10 minutes. I would like to send this later today, and will send an outline in advance. You are both passionate about your work. The same is true for me. Your success is based on the fact that you care. The same is true of me. As I grew to understand my role more clearly, I used my friendships with Penny, Martin, Phil, Dara in order to disagree with them. And just as your commitment to your research, your team, and your responsibilities allows you to put in long hours, to make the adjustments and course corrections that that allow you to stay on track to your larger goals, the same is true of my commitment. My goals are identical to those that Markus discussed at last year’s staff town meeting, and that Jesse will discuss next week at Parsons. With Angela, Markus has stabilized CEE. His leadership has the unanimous support of the faculty. Jesse represents a fresh start. I would be honored to join your team. And I hope to make a strong case for myself in my screencasts and applications. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to express this. I’ll follow up with my screencasts, then my applications. I welcome the opportunity to discuss any aspect of this at your convenience. Best wishes for your work — and for a great summer. Kind regards, Ed “I am preparing to submit applications for two CEE positions, for the Administrative Officer position and for the assistant to the Parsons Director position. If you feel the time has come to move on, please let me know. I would absolutely understand.” No reply.
  67. 67. And that’s a problem. The Atmospheric Mind Lives in a Zero Sum World.
  68. 68. Washed Away All of my work at the Parsons Lab was entirely washed away without a second thought by any of the faculty Markus Buehler, Head, Department of Civil and CEE Headquarters Est, vel elit, congue wisi enim nunc ultricies sit, magna tincidunt. Maecenas aliquam maecenas ligula nostra, accumsan taciti. Sociis mauris in integer, a dolor netus non aliquet, sagittis felis sodales, dolor sociis mauris, vel libero cras. Faucibus at. Arcu habitasse elementum est, ipsum purus pede porttitor class, ut adipiscing, aliquet sed auctor, imperdiet arcu per diam dapibus libero duis. Enim eros in vel, volutpat nec pellentesque leo, tempo ribus scelerisque nec. The dream of a new building CEE has the two most extraordinary buildings and locations at MIT but they want a $10 million new building. Dysfunction is a sustainability issue. CEE has the two best locations at MIT. The Parsons Lab is the gateway to the northwest campus and Building 1 is the gateway to west campus and the undergraduate community. Markus tells graduate students to call Fix-It if they need something. Angela says the
  69. 69. Norms of Behavior in a Civil Society Colette Heald Head, Department of Civil and Colette Heald Est, vel elit, congue wisi enim nunc ultricies sit, magna tincidunt. Maecenas aliquam maecenas ligula nostra, accumsan taciti. Sociis mauris in integer, a dolor netus non aliquet, sagittis felis sodales, dolor sociis mauris, vel libero cras. Faucibus at. Arcu habitasse elementum est, ipsum purus pede porttitor class, ut adipiscing, aliquet sed auctor, imperdiet arcu per diam dapibus libero duis. Enim eros in vel, volutpat nec pellentesque leo, tempo ribus scelerisque nec.
  70. 70. Parsons Teaching Lab It looks like this because none of the faculty who use the lab are on speaking terms with each other.
  71. 71. On June 2018, HR Officer Michelle Coyne called me on my cell phone and aid, “We heard about the party you’re having.” Next she said that “someone in Building 1 feels threatened by you.” Then she told me to “stay away from Building 1.” In the upside-down world of Civil and Environmental Engineering, where glaciers roam down Massachusetts Avenue, I am a threatening person. Despite a year
  72. 72. Notice anyone missing? Junior faculty and Post-docs were the stakeholders for my work. They’re the ones that my worked helped. But they had no voice, no vote, no say in the matter.
  73. 73. From: Ed Carlevale Subject: A Building Manager's Story Date: August 2, 2018 at 1:56:48 PM EDT To: rmparsons-current@mit.edu Parsonsites, I’ve tried for the past hour to think of a plausible way to introduce this audio track and slideshow to you. I think of my work at Parsons Lab as an unpublished paper, and this is my too late attempt to publish it. Worse, the slideshow is 40 pages of me patting myself on the back, followed by 10 pages of me giving you a speech. So fair enough if you choose to skip that. But the audio track is very different. It’s my effort to say why this work was important. I still think it’s important, and that, apparently, is plausibility enough for me to send it along. Best, Ed
  74. 74. This is what depression looks like. Dead bushes. A broken window. This building looks abandoned.
  75. 75. Inside and Out Exterior of the Teaching Lab This isn’t an old, rundown building. It’s a building where
  76. 76. Ian, Ava, Izzy, and Heidi Halloweens past Parsons Web Fleet Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, ligula suspendisse nulla pretium, rhoncus tempor fermentum, enim integer ad vestibulum volutpat. Nisl rhoncus. Est, vel elit, congue wisi enim nunc ultricies sit, magna tincidunt. Maecenas aliquam maecenas ligula nostra, accumsan taciti. Sociis mauris in integer, a dolor netus non aliquet, sagittis felis sodales, dolor sociis mauris, vel libero cras. Faucibus at. Arcu habitasse elementum est, ipsum purus pede porttitor class, ut adipiscing, aliquet sed auctor, imperdiet arcu per diam dapibus libero duis. Enim eros in vel, volutpat nec pellentesque leo, tempo ribus scelerisque nec.
  77. 77. Rebuilding relationships Inviting Ava, Izzy, and Sheila to be judges at the Halloween purpling carving contest. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, ligula suspendisse nulla pretium, rhoncus tempor fermentum, enim integer ad vestibulum volutpat. Nisl rhoncus. Sheila, Ava, Izzy, and Heidi Invited to maintain and strengthen ties to the lab.
  78. 78. Daylighting is a Sustainability Issue. Parsons Projects
  79. 79. ‸ The Golden Rule If you have received kindness, the Golden Rule would suggest that you return kindness. Nothing so crass as
  80. 80. How to Accept an Apology It looks like this because none of the faculty who use the lab are on speaking terms with each other. To: Colette L Heald Subject: Apology From: Ed Carlevale Date: Fri, Apr 6, 2018 7:25 AM Colette, I am genuinely sorry for my recent emails. I didn’t understand your reaction to my email of 3/28, and felt that by CC’ing your reply to Angela and Phil, you had threatened my job, which is indeed what happened. But yesterday I started working with a coach whom I originally engaged to guide me through the process of applying for Angela’s position. Within five minutes she made me see that my present job is the job that I want, and within ten minutes she helped me to understand how my own communication skills had undermined my work. I hope that this misstep won’t get in the way of an effective working relationship. Small disagreements can become permanent impasses, and I’ve worked hard to avoid that, and will continue to do so. Kind regards, Ed ____________________ Ed Carlevale Building Manager, Parsons Laboratory for Environmental Science and Engineering Office: (617) 253-6569
  81. 81. Kindness One of the most toxic aspects of CEE leadership is to mislabel kind, courteous, appropriate, civil and professional actions as “dangerous,” threatening,” and a “form of harassment.”
  82. 82. Gertrude Stein’s Dinner Party It looks like this because none of the faculty who use the lab are on speaking terms with each other.
  83. 83. To: Colette L Heald Subject: Apology From: Ed Carlevale Date: Fri, Apr 6, 2018 7:25 AM Colette, I am genuinely sorry for my recent emails. I didn’t understand your reaction to my email of 3/28, and felt that by CC’ing your reply to Angela and Phil, you had threatened my job, which is indeed what happened. But yesterday I started working with a coach whom I originally engaged to guide me through the process of applying for Angela’s position. Within five minutes she made me see that my present job is the job that I want, and within ten minutes she helped me to understand how my own communication skills had undermined my work. I hope that this misstep won’t get in the way of an effective working relationship. Small disagreements can become permanent impasses, and I’ve worked hard to avoid that, and will continue to do so. Kind regards, Ed ____________________ Ed Carlevale Building Manager, Parsons Laboratory for Environmental Science and Engineering Office: (617) 253-6569 “It was the first time I could feel your own pride in what you had accomplished. But just as palpable was the pride that people in the lab felt toward you…” From: Edmund Carlevale Subject: Good luck! Date: April 10, 2018 at 4:11:00 AM EDT To: Penny Penny, I’ve watched the movie The King’s Speech any number of times and I’m always struck by the friendship that made it easier for the king to deliver his speech. And that’s why I printed out the best pictures from this reception for you and mailed them to you. It was the first time I could feel your
  84. 84. Subject: Good cop/bad cop Date: September 9, 2017 at 12:35:55 PM EDT To: Philip M Gschwend From: Edmund Carlevale Phil, In many of our conversations you’ve suggested that we work as good cop/bad cop, and that’s the way it’s worked out: you set limits and I open discussion. But from the summer til yesterday, our time to talk has been essentially nil. And if you and I never communicate, nothing constructive comes of a good cop/bad cop dynamic. With the start of the new term my job has deteriorated into crisis management. I have no input into anything, but I have the responsibility for cleaning it up. That is the essence of my frustration. With the three hires that you announced yesterday, you’ve done more longterm good for the lab than anyone else, and achieving that offsets any other consideration. But if Dave and Desiree are going to get tenure, if they’re not going to walk into a divided dysfunctional environment, to say nothing of Ben and Serguei getting tenure, serious challenges have to be addressed immediately. One of them is your transition as Director in the coming years. And with Martin leaving, Otto and Colette and Jesse become critical players. That’s why I’ve worked hard to build positive relationships with them, and with everyone else. Tomorrow I’ll send you and Penny and Dara the Assistant Director job description as I conceive it. It describes the work I’ve done over the past year, then reorganizes it to support the mission of the Parsons Lab. But this job description needs the support of the full Parsons faculty, then Markus and Angela. That is the approach I hope you take. This is not an easy position, but for some reason I’m good at it. Pat Dixon and Sheila played substantial roles at Parsons and I see myself along the same lines. But the unique thing I bring, aside from the fact that I like where many hats, is that I have enough history with Parsons that I can help build bridges, and that’s what’s needed most right now, first within Parsons, then between Parsons and CEE. When you read the job description you’ll see my strategy toward that goal. Either it gains your support or it doesn’t. But if none of this is along lines that you support, please let me know sooner rather than later, to spare us both the wasted effort. Finally, sincere congratulations for the three new faculty hires and thank you for your patience with me. I literally cried when I knew Desiree would be hired. I feel she will be a transitional figure at Parsons and CEE, and I want to be part of the team that makes that happen. E. “But if Dave and Desiree are going to get tenure, if they’re not going to walk into a divided dysfunctional environment, to say nothing of Ben and Serguei getting tenure, serious challenges have to be addressed immediately. One of them is your transition as Director in the coming years. And with Martin leaving, Otto and Colette and Jesse become critical players. That’s why I’ve worked hard to build positive relationships with them, and with everyone else.”
  85. 85. Post-doc Common Room It looks like this because none of the faculty who use the lab are on speaking terms with each other.
  86. 86. Basement Storage Corridors are used to store stuff. Clearing 40’ of space for junior faculty to have a fair share of Parsons space.
  87. 87. Exhibit A The Parsons Teaching Lab
  88. 88. Exhibit A The Parsons Teaching Lab
  89. 89. Markus Buehler, Head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineer The dream of a new building Department Head Markus Buehler is trying to raise $10 million for new building. CEE has the two best locations at MIT. The Parsons Lab is the gateway to the northwest campus and Building 1 is the gateway to west campus and the undergraduate community. Markus tells graduate students to call Fix-It if they need something. Angela says the cleaning staff has gotten lazy and they don’t clean like they used to. Newsflash: You have to build relationships with Facilities , HouseKeeping, and Grounds.
  90. 90. Poverty and Depression Dead and dying bushes. A broken window. The building looks abandoned. This is what poverty and depression looks like.
  91. 91. Edmund Carlevale / November 1, 2020 Pathological Dysfunction MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is at war with itself.
  92. 92. “It is with great dismay that I write to inform everyone that Edmund Carlevale will not be at Parsons after tomorrow. ….
  93. 93. Markus Buehler Head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Jesse Kroll Director, Parsons Lab Ruben Juanes Director, Pierce Lab “It is my great pleasure to announce the appointment of Professor Jesse Kroll as the new Director of the Parsons Laboratory….” — Markus Buehler
  94. 94. Parsons Teaching Lab It looks like this because none of the faculty who use the lab are on speaking terms with each other.
  95. 95. That’s the choice. In 2017, I was asked to be the Building Manager at the Ralph M. Parsons Lab, where I had worked for five years at the start of my MIT career. The previous director, Dara Entekhabi, told me that the Lab wasn’t what it used to be, and he cited conflict between the current Director, Phil Gschwend, who had hired me and had known for almost 30 years, and the Department’s Associate Department Head, Colette Heald, who had just come through the tenure process and whom I’d never met. Zero Sum or Zero Carbon? Phil Gschwend Director, Parsons Lab Colette Heald Associate Department Head, Civil & Environmental Engineering
  96. 96. Conflict CEE Associate Department Head Colette Heald and Parsons Director Phil Gschwend.
  97. 97. “Mother Hen” Before I started my job, I met with Dara for an hour-long conversation. He says the Lab isn’t what it was, that the mood has gone downhill, and he cites the conflict between current Director Phil Gschwend, whom I’ve known for as long as I’ve been at MIT, and Colette Heald, CEE Associate Department Head, whom I had never met. Dara said that the Lab needed a “Mother Hen,” that is, someone who would look out for the whole, who was someone who would provide support as needed to others in the Lab. As the former Director of the Lab, he was in a position to know what he was talking about. Phil Gschwend Director, Parsons Lab Colette Heald Associate Department Head,
  98. 98. CEE Organization Chart January 2017—June 2018 Markus Buehler Head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Angela Mickunas Administrative Officer Stephanie Accounting Manager Bori Stoyanova Personnel Manager Phil Gschwend Director, Parsons Lab Ruben Juanes Director, Pierce Lab Colette Heald Associate Head, Department of Civil and Env. Engineering Pat/Sheila/Jim/Ed Building Manager / Support Staff 1-290 Staff Building Manager/ Support Staff 1. Redundant financial skills Choosing Administrative Officer on the basis of accounting skills creates redundancy with Financial Officer, and creates gaps in leadership skills (good with people, useful building manager skills, etc). 2. Personnel manager with no interest in staff skills 1. Embarrassing department website unchanged for 5+ years; ignores bullying by administrative officer; gaslights staff with inappropriate “celebrations,” on and on and on. 3. Associate Department Head Placed in position as de facto Parsons Director; independent budget; primary relationship with Building 1; steps down once transition to new leadership is complete. 3. 4. 4. Devolving support for Building Manager at Parsons. The position of Building Manager has been steadily defunded (Pat > Sheila > Jim > Me) as a means of reining in the independence of the Parsons Lab. One may think of an impoverished “Cuba” as one tours the lab. 1. 2.
  99. 99. You don’t know what you have til it’s gone CEE has the two best buildings and locations at MIT. But none of the faculty inside them are on speaking terms with each other.
  100. 100. On March 30 I sent an email to Colette and Jesse complaining that in 15 months they had never found 15 minutes for me to explain what I was trying to do at the lab. Every other Parsons faculty member had somehow found the The Endgame Est, vel elit, congue wisi enim nunc ultricies sit, magna tincidunt. Maecenas aliquam maecenas ligula nostra, accumsan taciti. Sociis mauris in integer, a dolor netus non aliquet, sagittis felis sodales, dolor sociis mauris, vel libero cras. Faucibus at. Arcu habitasse elementum est, ipsum purus pede porttitor class, ut adipiscing, aliquet sed auctor, imperdiet arcu per diam dapibus libero duis. Enim eros in vel, volutpat nec pellentesque leo, tempo ribus scelerisque nec.
  101. 101. Teaching Lab A more organized Every single thing that I moved involved a negotiation. But what matters in this photo is the light.
  102. 102. And the outside is the same as the inside. That’s how these things work.
  103. 103. Washed Away All of my work at the Parsons Lab was entirely washed away without a second thought by any of the faculty My first cognitive leap Right from the start the job was difficult and yet an unexpectedly perfect fit. As a web developer or Communications Manager, I had a role to play in my previous that was specific and limited. There were a lot of different reasons of why this job was so right, but let me plow on to the grim adventures ahead. Phil and I disagreed about virtually everything, and I felt that he never did anything that he said he was going to do to support my job. And yet the arguments didn’t amount to anger
  104. 104. Penny One day when I worked for Penny in the ‘90s, I said that we needed to come to work every day with “more courage.” “I feel like I show courage every day just coming to work,” she said. And of course she did. Understanding another person’s life is a long, long process, and it somehow wasn’t until I turned 60 that I began to see that. Heidi Heidi was pregnant with her first daughter Ava when I had my first going away party from the Parsons in 1998, but she hadn’t told anyone because she felt it would jeopardize her tenure case. My sister Jennifer came to the party and congratulated Heidi on being pregnant. Heidi turned white sand dragged me to her office and blasted me for breaking her confidentiality. But life goes on, friendships survive. It’s part of being an adult to have that space in the system for mistakes. Colette Colette’s inappropriate” reply to me was inappropriate in itself to me, but I can’t make that case. Only senior faculty peers can. But if they don’t particulate in the process, are simply uninvolved in any leadership role, then there’s no voice to make the case for a better path. Colette’s implacable resentment and opposition is simply an extreme version of the same strategies that Penny and Heidi employed, but sustainability makes those responses no longer viable or excusable.
  105. 105. Norms of civil behavior The one thing that MIT used to stand for was basic decency. Treating anther person with respect. The toxic combination of Colette, Jesse, Markus, Bori, and Angela combined into something much worse than any one of them alone. But standing up to that requires something that MIT simply isn’t equipped to handle. Acknowledge an honest apology. You don’t have to accept it. You don’t need to make any changes whatsoever. But you do have to acknowledge that someone has tried. If you don’t, then what a miserable world of implacable, unreachable resentment. Don’t lie That one is simple, isn’t it? Be honest and clear Markus told Phil that a letter of notice could not be withdrawn once it had been submitted to Human Resources (not true), so I would have to reapply for my position when it was posted. It may seem that Jesse, Colette, Bori, Angela and Markus’ animus is solely directed at me, but it’s much larger than me. I was just the person on the spot who bore the brunt of it. On the positive side, I noted that Colette had access to Building 1 funds that Phil as Parsons Director didn’t have. So
  106. 106. Norms of Civil Society With the world falling apart around us, it may seem absurd to worry about norms of civil society. And yet they matter. Respect for another person Don’t lie If someone has helped you, at the very least don’t do them harm in return.
  107. 107. Washed Away All of my work at the Parsons Lab was entirely washed away without a second thought by any of the faculty The Endgame My last two weeks at the Parsons Lab were ugly indeed. And the only way I can describe is to say that it was a violation of civil norms. I know that sounds absurd, and a bit much. But lying, disrespect, gratuitous meanness
  108. 108. Welcome to the Parsons Teaching Lab It looks like this because none of the faculty who share the Lab are on speaking terms with each other. Equipment that hasn’t been used in years. Shuttered windows. Quick fixes that remain in place for years. No big deal.
  109. 109. Colette Heald Nothing toward me, simply resentment toward Phil for arguing about the location of her research group’s desks. Jesse Kroll No opinion. Markus Buehler Trying to unify a divided department. Angela Mickunas “I am not a bully.” Yes, you are. Bori Stoyanova All-female staff. Looks the other way from bullying behavior, gaslights the CEE staff.
  110. 110. Robert J. Engman Sculpture All of my work at the Parsons Lab was entirely washed away without a second thought by any of the faculty What Are the Characteristics of a Policy In order to serve as effective coordinators of an increasingly fragmented and disjointed ecosystem, cities must adopt a regulatory posture that makes it advantageous for all participants
  111. 111. Parsons Teaching Lab It looks like this because none of the faculty who use the lab are on speaking terms with each other.
  112. 112. Here’s where things really spin into crazy land. Parsons Web Fleet Post-MIT Accusations Est, vel elit, congue wisi enim nunc ultricies sit, magna tincidunt. Maecenas aliquam maecenas ligula nostra, accumsan taciti. Sociis mauris in integer, a dolor netus non aliquet, sagittis felis sodales, dolor sociis mauris, vel libero cras. Faucibus at. Arcu habitasse elementum est, ipsum purus pede porttitor class, ut adipiscing, aliquet sed auctor, imperdiet arcu per diam dapibus libero duis. Enim eros in vel, volutpat nec pellentesque leo, tempo ribus scelerisque nec.
  113. 113. August 2, 2018 I send a PDF describing my work as Building Manager to the Parsons-All mailing list and I am reported as a “cyberstalker” to MIT Information Systems, effectively ending my career as a web developer. August 14, 2018 I announce a summer house party and receive a phone call from MIT HR Officer Michelle Coyne: “We heard about the party you’re having.” From: Edmund Carlevale Subject: Request for a meeting Date: August 14, 2018 at 9:32:25 PM EDT To: "Martin A. Schmidt", Cynthia Barnhart Cc: Nicholas Diehl Dear Provost Schmidt and Chancellor Barnhart, An MIT HR Officer phoned me today and told me not to “go near any CEE building” because someone inside feels “threatened by me.” This is a very serious charge, and I apologize in advance for the barrage of attached emails and documents I’m submitting in my defense. I’ve spent the day trying to frame a proper reply, not to the accusation or to HR, but to… I’m not entirely sure. I’ve been at MIT for 27 years, and feel that I’ve made a distinguished contribution. But the things I’ve bumped my head on are the same things that MIT has bumped its head on, and the world as well… but that bumps and bruises don’t constitute a reason for a meeting, so perhaps all I can do at present is submit this protest at the way I’ve been treated. Kind regards and thanks, Ed Carlevale PS: I’ll marshal that barrage of documents in my defense at another time. For now I’m attaching two documents that “Someone in Building 1 feels threatened by you… stay away from Building 1.” — MIT HR Officer Michelle Coyne
  114. 114. “…You said something once that remains one of the most wonderful things I’ve ever heard. “You and Ian had come over for dinner, and Ava and Izzy were OPEN LETTERS Est, vel elit, congue wisi enim nunc ultricies sit, magna tincidunt. Maecenas aliquam maecenas ligula nostra, accumsan taciti. Sociis mauris in integer, a dolor netus non aliquet, sagittis felis sodales, dolor sociis mauris, vel libero cras. Faucibus at. Arcu habitasse elementum est, ipsum purus pede porttitor class, ut adipiscing, aliquet sed auctor, imperdiet arcu per diam dapibus libero duis. Enim eros in vel, volutpat nec pellentesque leo, tempo ribus scelerisque nec.
  115. 115. Washed Away All of my work at the Parsons Lab was entirely washed away without a second thought by any of the faculty Open Letters Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, ligula suspendisse nulla pretium, rhoncus tempor fermentum, enim integer ad vestibulum volutpat. Nisl rhoncus. Est, vel elit, congue wisi enim nunc ultricies sit, magna tincidunt. Maecenas aliquam maecenas ligula nostra, accumsan taciti. Sociis mauris in integer, a dolor netus non aliquet, sagittis felis sodales, dolor sociis mauris, vel libero cras. Faucibus at. Arcu habitasse elementum est, ipsum purus pede porttitor class, ut adipiscing, aliquet sed auctor, imperdiet arcu per diam dapibus libero duis. Enim eros in vel, volutpat nec pellentesque leo, tempo ribus scelerisque nec.
  116. 116. A bad game of telephone Colette’s “inappropriate” morphs into “threatening behavior” and cyberstalking, and there’s nothing, absolutely nothing So on my website, I tried to write a series of Open Letters, to Penny, Heidi, and to others, to show why what was happening to me was relevant to the whole, and to explain the role of the by standing silence in the overall dynamic. Open Letter to Heidi Nepf …Heidi, did you realize when I asked you and Ian and Ava and Isabel to be Halloween judges, I was trying to strengthen your connection to the lab? Colette’s “inappropriate” morphed into Bori’s “threatening behavior,” and suddenly my career, and my ability to support myself, is over. And there’s absolutely nothing I can do. I can write a very long list of the many, many women I have helped at MIT, and you are one of them. Penny, and many, many others. But if you don’t feel helped, then you don’t feel any need to help in return. Sheila Frankel, Ava and Isabella Waitz, and Heidi Nepf, judges for the 2017 Pumpkin Carving Contest.
  117. 117. Parsons fleet of websites For 10 years I had been trying to build their web development structure at MIT, and at Parsons I finally had the go-ahead Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, ligula suspendisse nulla pretium, rhoncus tempor fermentum, enim integer ad vestibulum volutpat. Nisl rhoncus. Parsons fleet of websites I created a fleet of websites, one for every Parsons faculty, that could tell a unified story of say, the global arsenic cycle; that managed publications, news stories, that could feed into their annual eRP profile record, and much, much more. Jesse and Colette couldn’t be bothered to join the other Parsons faculty when I presented the sites in March 2017, and Building 1 couldn’t have cared less. But it meant something to junior faculty and post-docs. It took one item off their plate, and delivered something that was far more powerful than anything they could do on their own.
  118. 118. Colette Heald Associate Department Head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Meanwhile, back at the Parsons Lab Life goes on. In late December 2016, Dara suggested to Penny and Martin to ask me to apply for the position of Assistant to the Director, and I did, and it proved to be a bizarrely right fit for my skills that I would never have found in the normal course of things. Before I started at the Lab, I met with Dara, who explained where things were at at the Lab. He said that things weren’t good, and he cited the conflict between the Lab Director Phil Gschwend and the Department’s Associate Director Colette Heald. He said the lab needed a ‘mother hen.’ But the conflict had much, much deeper roots than Dara could acknowledge, and had moved into a new phase when I started at the Parsons in January 2017. The Parsons Lab had always insisted on autonomy even though it was within the Department of Civil and Environmental
  119. 119. Institute, Center, Initiative, or Lab? This is head This is the text
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  121. 121. Busy people are happy to take no for an answer. “One and Done” Dissent
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  123. 123. September 16, 2019 To President Rafael Reif and Provost Marty Schmidt: We write as senior women faculty members (current and emerita) of MIT to share our deep distress over the MIT/Epstein revelations and our profound disappointment in learning of the apparent complicity of administrative leadership. We write also to encourage efforts to uncover the truth about and learn from the current crisis. This letter is a call for integrity and action. From various departments across MIT, we are gravely concerned about the situation that has emerged: Institute leaders, faculty, and lab directors at MIT may have violated campus fundraising procedures. They certainly violated Institute values not only by accepting money from, but also by inviting onto campus Jeffrey Epstein, a “level three” (high risk of repeat offense) registered sex offender. MIT cultivated a relationship with Epstein over time that rewarded, empowered, and elevated him. With the approval of administrative leadership, faculty and staff attempted to conceal that relationship from those they knew it would disturb. Some students and staff who were asked to collude were made to feel morally compromised. Taking Epstein’s money suggested a willingness to turn a blind eye to the impact of his crimes, which included procuring the prostitution of a minor. The fact that this situation was even thinkable at MIT is profoundly disturbing, and is symptomatic of broader, more structural problems, involving gender and race, in MIT’s culture. It is time for fundamental change. You have appointed the Goodwin Procter law firm to investigate fundraising practices and MIT personnel involved in this situation. This investigation follows a series of loudly-voiced concerns about MIT's acceptance of funding from controversial sources. While the ethics of fundraising are crucially important to us, we also strongly believe that the significant gender and sexual implications of the MIT/Epstein relationship must not be lost in these financial investigations and discussions. Epstein’s victims, survivors, and their families have experienced additional degradation and damage because of MIT’s actions, as have our students, faculty, and staff. By allowing Epstein’s MIT relationships to flourish, the Institute failed in its obligation to provide a safe and supportive environment. Knowing that Epstein was invited to campus offices, survivors of sexual assault, rape, and/or sexual abuse — of whom there are many in this community — have been shaken. How can MIT’s leadership be trusted when it appears that child prostitution and sex trafficking can be ignored in exchange for a financial contribution? Working to address its long history of gender inequity, MIT has enacted some positive measures over the years to attract and retain women students and faculty and to support them on campus. Yet those efforts are now at risk of being eroded. Epstein’s clandestine donations and visits to MIT are a stark reminder that “cutting edge” spaces of “technological innovation,” at MIT no less than elsewhere, remain exclusionary zones of privilege. [1] Too often, academic fundraising efforts and the projects that follow reinforce, rather than dismantle, gendered and racialized hierarchies. [2] In 2019/20, there are 1,066 faculty members at MIT. Only 266 of them are women (178 are tenured; 88 are untenured; of all women only 21 are women of color). The Epstein situation has prompted many to question MIT’s commitment to meaningful inclusion. Members of our community have been left feeling undervalued, deceived, and unsafe. How will MIT respond? MIT leadership regularly describes and celebrates the fact that our values and diversity are essential to building a better world. Yet, to our great and heartfelt dismay, MIT’s relationship with Epstein exposes a void where basic values should prevail, a cultural crisis that the administration must work to repair. Much needs to be done: from a thorough review of resource development practices and the inclusion of broader faculty participation in and oversight of fundraising, to providing robust support and resources to the women on campus. But that is just the beginning. Former MIT President Chuck Vest is remembered for conducting a gender equity study in 1999, led by Professor Nancy Hopkins, and implementing many of its recommendations. How will the current MIT administration be remembered? Sincerely, cc: Rick Danheiser, Chair of the Faculty -- 1 https://medium.com/@zephoria/facing-the-great-reckoning-head-on-8fe434e10630; https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/11/opinion/epstein-mit-media-lab.html 2 https://thetech.com/2019/08/29/joi-ito-needs-to-resign
  124. 124. Angels in America and Arcadia Open Letters: Dear Heidi and Penny, “…One of my favorite memories of the five years I worked for Penny was the play reading we had done at her house with Angels in America. Just two perfect evenings. And the idea that you and I were going to try to do something similar with Arcadia, a play that we had all loved when you and I and Ian and Trish first saw it, seemed really wonderful, and losing that a real loss… You both study systems — Heidi, the ecology of wetlands, and Penny of oceans. So it amazes me that you don’t see yourselves as part of a system. The actions that I suffered the brunt of were actually driven by the autonomy and independence that all senior Parsons faculty insist on, from MIT, from CEE. And neither of you will take on any leadership role for the same reason…
  125. 125. Signed: [signatures updated as of 10:30am on 10/11/19] Elizabeth Wood - Professor, History T.L. Taylor - Professor, CMS/W Lisa Parks - Professor, Comparative Media Studies/ Writing & STS Helen Elaine Lee - Professor, CMS/W; Director, WGS Heather Hendershot - Prof. of Film and Media, Comparative Media Studies/Writing Caroline A. 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Orr-Weaver - Professor Emerita, Biology/ Whitehead Institute Caroline Ross - Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering JoAnne Stubbe - Novartis Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus Endorsements from members of the MIT community beginning on 9/23/19: Catherine Wong - Graduate Student, Brain and Cognitive Sciences Stefan Helmreich - Professor, Anthropology Jennifer W. Leung - Lecture/SA+P Harry Halpin - Research Scientist/School of Engineering Kim Benard - Assistant Dean/CAPD Bianca Lepe - Graduate Student, Biological Engineering Kathleen MacArthur - Associate Dean, Curriculum & Faculty Support, Registrar’s Office Hector Beltran – Post-doc, Anthropology William Uricchio - Professor, Comparative Media Studies Katerina Cizek - Artistic Director, Co-PI of Co- Creation Studio at Open Doc Lab Christine Y. 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  126. 126. Sustainabilit y as a System At a 2017 Town Meeting, CEE Department Head said that he had tried to raise $10 million from CEE already has two great buildings and arguably the two best locations at MIT. But none of the faculty inside those buildings are on speaking terms with each other. And the relationship between the two buildings is even worse. Dysfunction is a sustainability issue.
  127. 127. Eight years of Greenwashing @ MIT Ed Carlevale
  128. 128. Double-click a photo to open it, click Edit, ten use Fossil-Free MIT Double-click a photo to open it, click Edit, ten use
  129. 129. Dysfunctional Duos Dyads Double-click a photo Text description for label Text description for label Text description for label
  130. 130. Busy people are happy to take no for an answer “One and Done” Dissent Double-click a photo Text description for label Text description for label Text description for label
  131. 131. Exhibit A The Parsons Teaching Lab
  132. 132. Colette Heald Associate Department Head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Parsons Web Fleet Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, ligula suspendisse nulla pretium, rhoncus tempor fermentum, enim integer ad vestibulum volutpat. Nisl rhoncus. Est, vel elit, congue wisi enim nunc ultricies sit, magna tincidunt. Maecenas aliquam maecenas ligula nostra, accumsan taciti. Sociis mauris in integer, a dolor netus non aliquet, sagittis felis sodales, dolor sociis mauris, vel libero cras. Faucibus at. Arcu habitasse elementum est, ipsum purus pede porttitor class, ut adipiscing, aliquet sed auctor, imperdiet arcu per diam dapibus libero duis. Enim eros in vel, volutpat nec pellentesque leo, tempo ribus scelerisque nec. Post-MIT Accusations (August 2018 and everything after) And then things really fly off into crazy-land. Projects (Jan 2017-April 2018) Extraordinary projects that seemed irrelevant to everyone but the people they helped the most: junior faculty, post-docs, and graduate students. Two-Week Endgame April 1-19, 2018 Ugly, ugly, ugly. This isn’t the MIT I know, but it’s what MIT is becoming.
  133. 133. Phil Gschwend Director of the Parsons Lab A bad game of telephone Colette said my email was “inappropriate.” Building 1 transformed “inappropriate” into “dangerous emails” and then “threatening behavior,” and on April 19, 2018, my 27 year career came to a close.
  134. 134. On August 2 CEE Headquarters reported me as a cyberstalker to Information Systems and Respect for another person $50 K Sustainability Grant Est, vel elit, congue wisi enim nunc ultricies sit, magna tincidunt. Maecenas aliquam maecenas ligula nostra, accumsan taciti. Sociis mauris in integer, a dolor netus non aliquet, sagittis felis sodales, dolor sociis mauris, vel libero cras. Faucibus at. Arcu habitasse elementum est, ipsum purus pede porttitor class, ut adipiscing, aliquet sed auctor, imperdiet arcu per diam dapibus libero duis. Enim eros in vel, volutpat nec pellentesque leo, tempo ribus scelerisque nec.
  135. 135. horizontalgenius mitgreenwashing.com MITGreenwashing.com
  136. 136. Democra tize MIT This is head This is the text
  137. 137. Parsons Teaching Lab It looks like this because none of the faculty who use the lab are on speaking terms with each other.
  138. 138. Parsons Teaching Lab It looks like this because none of the faculty who use the lab are on speaking terms with each other.
  139. 139. Parsons Teaching Lab It looks like this because none of the faculty who use the lab are on speaking terms with each other.
  140. 140. Parsons Teaching Lab It looks like this because none of the faculty who use the lab are on speaking terms with each other.
  141. 141. My father, mother and brother They had all passed away.
  142. 142. Parsons Teaching Lab It looks like this because none of the faculty who use the lab are on speaking terms with each other.
  143. 143. Parsons Teaching Lab It looks like this because none of the faculty who use the lab are on speaking terms with each other.
  144. 144. Parsons Teaching Lab It looks like this because none of the faculty who use the lab are on speaking terms with each other.
  145. 145. Parsons Teaching Lab It looks like this because none of the faculty who use the lab are on speaking terms with each other.
  146. 146. Parsons Teaching Lab It looks like this because none of the faculty who use the lab are on speaking terms with each other.
  147. 147. Parsons Teaching Lab It looks like this because none of the faculty who use the lab are on speaking terms with each other.
  148. 148. Parsons Teaching Lab It looks like this because none of the faculty who use the lab are on speaking terms with each other.
  149. 149. Parsons Teaching Lab It looks like this because none of the faculty who use the lab are on speaking terms with each other.
  150. 150. Parsons Teaching Lab It looks like this because none of the faculty who use the lab are on speaking terms with each other.
  151. 151. Parsons Teaching Lab It looks like this because none of the faculty who use the lab are on speaking terms with each other.
  152. 152. Parsons Teaching Lab It looks like this because none of the faculty who use the lab are on speaking terms with each other.
  153. 153. Parsons Teaching Lab It looks like this because none of the faculty who use the lab are on speaking terms with each other.
  154. 154. Conflict CEE Associate Department Head Colette Heald and Parsons Director Phil Gschwend.
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  156. 156. Washed Away All of my work at the Parsons Lab was entirely washed away without a second thought by any of the faculty Parsons Web Fleet Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, ligula suspendisse nulla pretium, rhoncus tempor fermentum, enim integer ad vestibulum volutpat. Nisl rhoncus. Est, vel elit, congue wisi enim nunc ultricies sit, magna tincidunt. Maecenas aliquam maecenas ligula nostra, accumsan taciti. Sociis mauris in integer, a dolor netus non aliquet, sagittis felis sodales, dolor sociis mauris, vel libero cras. Faucibus at. Arcu habitasse elementum est, ipsum purus pede porttitor class, ut adipiscing, aliquet sed auctor, imperdiet arcu per diam dapibus libero duis. Enim eros in vel, volutpat nec pellentesque leo, tempo ribus scelerisque nec.
  157. 157. Washed Away All of my work at the Parsons Lab was entirely washed away without a second thought by any of the faculty Parsons Web Fleet Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, ligula suspendisse nulla pretium, rhoncus tempor Est, vel elit, congue wisi enim nunc ultricies sit, magna tincidunt. Maecenas aliquam maecenas ligula nostra, accumsan taciti. Sociis mauris in integer, a dolor netus non aliquet, sagittis felis sodales, dolor sociis mauris, vel libero cras. Faucibus at. Arcu habitasse elementum est, ipsum purus pede porttitor class, ut adipiscing, aliquet sed auctor, imperdiet arcu per diam dapibus libero duis. Enim eros in vel, volutpat nec pellentesque leo, tempo ribus scelerisque nec.
  158. 158. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, ligula suspendisse nulla pretium, rhoncus tempor fermentum, enim integer ad vestibulum volutpat. Nisl rhoncus. Est, vel elit, congue wisi enim nunc ultricies sit, magna tincidunt. Maecenas aliquam maecenas ligula nostra, accumsan taciti. Sociis mauris in integer, a dolor netus non aliquet, sagittis felis sodales, dolor sociis mauris, vel libero cras. Faucibus at. Arcu habitasse elementum est, ipsum purus pede porttitor class, ut adipiscing, aliquet sed auctor, imperdiet arcu per diam dapibus libero duis. Enim eros in vel, volutpat nec pellentesque leo, tempo ribus scelerisque nec.
  159. 159. Colette Heald Nothing toward me, simply resentment toward Phil for arguing about the location of her research group’s desks. Jesse Kroll No opinion. Markus Buehler Trying to unify a divided department. Angela Mickunas “I am not a bully.” Yes, you are. Bori Stoyanova All-female staff. Looks the other way from bullying behavior, gaslights the CEE staff.
  160. 160. The Atmospheric Mind And the subtitle
  161. 161. Is there anyone missing?
  162. 162. Returning ugliness for kindness.
  163. 163. Washed Away All of my work at the Parsons Lab was entirely washed away without a second thought by any of the faculty “Someone in Building 1 feels threatened by you.” HR Officer Michelle Coyne Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, ligula suspendisse nulla pretium, rhoncus tempor fermentum, enim integer ad vestibulum volutpat. Nisl rhoncus. Est, vel elit, congue wisi enim nunc ultricies sit, magna tincidunt. Maecenas aliquam maecenas ligula nostra, accumsan taciti. Sociis mauris in integer, a dolor netus non aliquet, sagittis felis sodales, dolor sociis mauris, vel libero cras. Faucibus at. Arcu habitasse elementum est, ipsum purus pede porttitor class, ut adipiscing, aliquet sed auctor, imperdiet arcu per diam dapibus libero duis. Enim eros in vel, volutpat nec pellentesque leo, tempo ribus scelerisque nec.
  164. 164. “We heard about the party you’re having.” HR Officer Michelle Coyne One of the most toxic aspects of CEE leadership is to mislabel kind, courteous, appropriate, civil and professional actions as “dangerous,” threatening,” and a “form of harassment.”
  165. 165. horizontalgenius mitgreenwashing.com MITGreenwashing.com
  166. 166. This is this figure caption all over again. And I think it works. This is this figure caption all over again. And I think it works. This is this figure caption all over again. And I think it works. Mobius In order to serve as effective coordinators of an increasingly fragmented and disjointed ecosystem, cities must adopt a regulatory posture that makes it advantageous for all participants in the ecosystem to aCleaning In this model, the city would emphasize planning and procuring, not just the provision of services, and would require the sharing of certain data in order to create a platform that would provide clarity on pricing and availability to all permitted suppliers of mobility services. And it would do so in a way that defrays some of the city’s costs associated with maintaining the curb space and related roadway. Mobius The increased private-sector deployment of connected mobility services brings with it increased competition for space on public streets.16 Therefore, fees should be imposed on activities in proportion to the degree to which those activities use scarce public space, impose costsExterior systems. Signage Too often, the story behind regulation has been dictated by the funder or provider of the service and not by the city itself. Taxi wars have been fought about control of.
  167. 167. Washed Away All of my work at the Parsons Lab was entirely washed away without a second thought by any of the faculty Two-week Endgame Active participants: To end my job
  168. 168. Washed Away All of my work at the Parsons Lab was entirely washed away without a second thought by any of the faculty Russian money is oil money If you take $300 million from Est, vel elit, congue wisi enim nunc ultricies sit, magna tincidunt. Maecenas aliquam maecenas ligula nostra, accumsan taciti. Sociis mauris in integer, a dolor netus non aliquet, sagittis felis sodales, dolor sociis mauris, vel libero cras. Faucibus at. Arcu habitasse elementum est, ipsum purus pede porttitor class, ut adipiscing, aliquet sed auctor, imperdiet arcu per diam dapibus libero duis. Enim eros in vel, volutpat nec pellentesque leo, tempo ribus scelerisque nec.
  169. 169. Washed Away All of my work at the Parsons Lab was entirely washed away without a second thought by any of the faculty Parsons Web Fleet Heidi, Trish, Ian and Me Est, vel elit, congue wisi enim nunc ultricies sit, magna tincidunt. Maecenas aliquam maecenas ligula nostra, accumsan taciti. Sociis mauris in integer, a dolor netus non aliquet, sagittis felis sodales, dolor sociis mauris, vel libero cras. Faucibus at. Arcu habitasse elementum est, ipsum purus pede porttitor class, ut adipiscing, aliquet sed auctor, imperdiet arcu per diam dapibus libero duis. Enim eros in vel, volutpat nec pellentesque leo, tempo ribus scelerisque nec.
  170. 170. Gertrude Stein’s dinner party
  171. 171. — Heidi Nepf and her daughters “I know in your heart that you didn’t mean to hurt your sister… “But you’re in code red!” Double-click a photo Text description for label Text description for label Text description for label
  172. 172. Dinner It looks like this because none of the faculty who use the lab are on speaking terms with each other. “I know in your heart that you didn’t mean to hurt your sister…”
  173. 173. From: ed carlevale Subject: hello + printer Date: October 4, 2018 at 4:41:57 PM EDT To: hmnepf@mit.edu hi heidi, i hope you and the family are all well. i was in the lab a few weeks ago trying to gather more of my stuff and i couldn’t track down that large oversized printer i had. John macfarlane suggested you might know something as it was among that stuff i piled outside your lab. (not on the recycle rack, but on the table opposite.) it cost $800 and i paid out of pocket, so i’m anxious to track it down. yikes, off-topic, but what a nightmare this post-parsons period has been. bori has said i was a cyber stalker (because of that ‘building manager’ pdf i sent to the parsons mailing list. and it’s had extraordinary consequences for me. incredibly, i’ve been warned to stay away from cee buildings. which is why i haven’t been by to visit. e. “… what a nightmare this post-parsons period has been. bori has said i was a cyber stalker …” On Oct 4, 2018, at 8:43 PM, Heidi Nepf wrote: I was surprised to find that the shelf you chose for recycling was in fact my shelf that you removed from the teaching lab. That shelf was holding my teaching equipment, and my teaching equipment was left haphazardly around on the floor and countertop. There are several items that I cannot locate, including inserts for the flume models and mats of coconut fiber used to damp waves in the channels. Do you know where you might have put them? When I moved my shelving back into the teaching lab, I recycled items that had been left on the shelving. I recall some computer items that were subsequently picked up by MIT tech recycling. I don’t remember seeing a table opposite the shelving.
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