News

Bachelor of Science in Computation and Cognition (6-9) degree approved

The degree provides two tracks, one for those who are interested in human and machine intelligence, and another for those who are interested in neural systems.

News

Implementation for new 150-block meal plan paused

“The pause will allow us to engage stakeholders for help with designing a meal plan structure that meets our goals for the dining program,” Director of Campus Dining Mark Hayes wrote in the email statement.

News

Computing Infrastructure working group holds forum

One critical topic was whether MIT should use cloud computing resources or computing resources created within the Institute.

Opinion

Educational meritocracy is a farce

Segregation is alive and well, and before we discuss removing positive racial considerations from the college admissions process, we should focus on how we can level the educational playing field so we don’t have to have that discussion in the first place.

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MIT Ridonkulous hosted its annual Footwork performance in Walker Memorial the evening of April 19. Many dance groups were invited to the event, including those from Northeastern University, Boston University, and Harvard University. Katya Bezugla–The Tech
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A Japanese tea ceremony demonstration at the Hanami Festival is held on April 18 in the Student Center. Assel Ismoldayeva–The Tech
News

UA Innovation and Maize pilot free delivery service for off-campus food options

Right now, the pilot offers free delivery from Clover, but Yusuf stated that they are working to expand to include Life Alive, Whole Heart Provisions, Saloniki, and Chipotle.

News

Flexible Nuclear Science and Engineering (22-ENG) degree approved

According to the proposal, the new major was formed to cater to students “interested in careers outside of traditional nuclear industry jobs, including nuclear medicine, clean energy technologies, fusion, quantum engineering, and modeling/simulation.”

News

Faculty vote to move commencement one week earlier

The changes will impact spring registration day, Patriots’ Day weekend, and finals week, and they will take effect May 2020.

podcast review

Echoes of the Slow World

BBC Sounds delivers its eco-futuristic drama set in a world without nature, asking the question: how might people living there respond to the sounds of nature that had been forgotten?

advice

Talk, talk, talk

You can change your friends, but you should also probably change your thinking.

News

Bachelor of Science in Computation and Cognition (6-9) degree approved

The degree provides two tracks, one for those who are interested in human and machine intelligence, and another for those who are interested in neural systems.

Flexible Nuclear Science and Engineering (22-ENG) degree approved

According to the proposal, the new major was formed to cater to students “interested in careers outside of traditional nuclear industry jobs, including nuclear medicine, clean energy technologies, fusion, quantum engineering, and modeling/simulation.”

Implementation for new 150-block meal plan paused

“The pause will allow us to engage stakeholders for help with designing a meal plan structure that meets our goals for the dining program,” Director of Campus Dining Mark Hayes wrote in the email statement.

Opinion

Educational meritocracy is a farce

Segregation is alive and well, and before we discuss removing positive racial considerations from the college admissions process, we should focus on how we can level the educational playing field so we don’t have to have that discussion in the first place.

The realities of climate change

We are at a point where complete avoidance isn’t plausible. The strides we make to combat climate change now shift from total prevention to increasing resilience to its effects, and mitigating further practices that contribute to overall warming.

Do postdocs at MIT face sexual harassment?

To ensure MIT's efforts are effective at preventing gender-based violence on postdocs, we need to both regularly assess the experiences of postdocs through surveys and publicly disclose the prevalence of reported incidents and the outcomes of investigations, both of which MIT already does for students.

Arts

Echoes of the Slow World

BBC Sounds delivers its eco-futuristic drama set in a world without nature, asking the question: how might people living there respond to the sounds of nature that had been forgotten?

Living in a neverland where you never grow up

The anime begs you to ask the question: what is a Neverland? Growing up, facing the world, there’s something intriguing about a promised neverland, a kind of utopia where you aren’t able to grow up not because you chose not to, but because the choice was taken out of your...

Broken stars, hearts, minds, and realities

In his second science fiction anthology, Broken Stars, Hugo award winner Ken Liu presents a diverse selection of works from fourteen contemporary Chinese authors. Whether you’re curious about the future, the past, or the rapidly evolving present, this collection will not disappoint.

Sports
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Head of the Charles Regatta 2018

MIT Cricket runners up in American College Cricket Northeast Championship 2018

MIT Cricket recovered from a crushing loss against Northeastern in the first league game but missed out narrowly in the final to finish as runners-up in the American College Cricket North East Championship held Oct. 6 and 7 in Queens, NY.

MIT Cricket beats UMass Lowell by six wickets in thrilling last ball encounter

In a game that had its fair share of twists and turns, MIT emerged victorious thanks to an excellent all-around bowling performance and a half-century by Vaikkunth Mugunthan G.

Campus Life

Talk, talk, talk

You can change your friends, but you should also probably change your thinking.

Welcome to CPW, Class of 2023!

“I feel like something that makes MIT stand out is that it has a relaxed atmosphere. Other schools feel more strict about ‘this is a liberal arts college; this is the science; this is the engineering college.’ Everything is mixed together and there’s more flexibility to choose what you want...

A dropped class and a dry spell

My girlfriend says she loves me, but hasn't wanted to have sex the past two months.