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COVID-19 live updates: Virtual career fair, BC to be quarantine center, CAPD announces student resources

A virtual Spring Career Fair will be held April 8. Students, postdocs, and alumni can book virtual appointments with CAPD through Careerbridge, powered by Handshake.  Burton Conner “has been designated for students... who may need quarantine or isolation.”

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18 members of the MIT community have tested positive for COVID-19. Joanna Lin–The Tech
News

MIT students create virtual community through Discord server

Popular events have included live-streamed movie nights with LSC, as well as game nights where users could join a voice channel and play games such as Jackbox and wiki-racing. 

News

Many college students excluded from receiving direct payments from stimulus package

The package will provide direct payments to lower and middle-income individuals, provide higher level education institutions with emergency funds, and temporarily relieve student loan borrowers.

News

MIT Dining finalizes meal plan options for 2020-2021 academic year

The price of the top meal plan increased six percent from the 2019-2020 academic year, MIT Dining Director Mark Hayes said in an interview with The Tech. Hayes added that a six percent increase is the “maximum allowed for the financial aid calculation.”

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MIT to subsidize MIT Dining staff wages

Hayes said that MIT Dining wants to ensure that staff are able to support their families and themselves and “maintain their benefits” so that when dining reopens, “we still have the staff to do that.”

News

Class of 2024 admissions rate rises to 7.3%

MIT released its regular action decisions for the Class of 2024 March 14. Of the 20,075 students who applied this admissions cycle, 1,457 students were admitted, making for a 7.3% acceptance rate. Of these, 687 students were admitted early, from a pool of 9,291 early applicants.

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Housing lottery results, town hall, half term add date

The results of the residence hall switch lottery will be sent to students Monday.

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Doe, a deer, a female deer

I’m not an apple.

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‘Does’ is the plural for many female deer. That’s why grammar check dislikes this article. Gloria Lin—The Tech
together whenever

Never really apart

In our first few weeks of dating, we were inseparable. Now, three years later, I think we know how to be apart.

Sports

MIT Softball team highlight

To the rest of their team and for the future players of MIT Softball, the seniors have one message, “love the game every day, Tech <3.”

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The MIT Softball Class of 2020 — from top to bottom, Devon Goetz, Sierra Rosenzweig, Sarah Von-Ann, Madi Picket, and Michelle Wist. Courtesy of MIT Softball
satire

TikTok popularity irrefutably correlated with U.S. unemployment claims

As we increase the log of Google search interest in TikToks, we see an irrefutable rise in initial unemployment claims as reported on a weekly basis by the NSA.

Sports

Losing a last chance: diaries from MIT’s track and field national qualifiers 

Trautner: I woke up this morning, and I wished I hadn't. For a few blissful seconds, I didn't remember what had happened. As my eyes focused on the walls of my room, the events of yesterday came rolling over me.

community immunity

The Course 3 fam

I cried three times that week. The first was when Jeff Grossman made his speech about how we would stay together, even if we were physically apart, and that Course 3 was a community for life.

satire

Administrators roll out retaliatory self-grading scheme

Students are expected to self-place on the normal grading curves.

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Late in Boston Max Yu '21
satire

Corona extra extra, read all about it!

“Choose your fighter: ‘Love is Blind’ or ‘The Bachelor.’”

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Four ways that MIT taught me how to love

“Give a little love to the person who lives down the hall, the random classmate sitting next to you, or the cutie you find yourself staring at when walking down the Infinite.”

guest column

On the coronavirus stimulus bill

Hopefully for some college students who are just entering the political sphere, the coronavirus crisis and the way our (democratic and less democratic) institutions respond, including but not limited to the recent stimulus bill, serve to bring them into the fold.

movie review

Murder, prostitutes, and fishing

‘Blow the Man Down’ is a smartly written and directed black comedy thriller about the women who pull the strings in a northern Maine fishing village, and whose old secrets threaten to come to light when two young sisters cover up a murder.

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Sophie Lowe stars as Priscilla Connolly in the recent black comedy thriller ‘Blow the Man Down’. Courtesy of Amazon Studios
album review

The album to make you ‘Love Again’

This is my track-by-track take on Dua Lipa’s ‘Future Nostalgia.’

News

Housing lottery results, town hall, half term add date

The results of the residence hall switch lottery will be sent to students Monday.

Many college students excluded from receiving direct payments from stimulus package

The package will provide direct payments to lower and middle-income individuals, provide higher level education institutions with emergency funds, and temporarily relieve student loan borrowers.

MIT students create virtual community through Discord server

Popular events have included live-streamed movie nights with LSC, as well as game nights where users could join a voice channel and play games such as Jackbox and wiki-racing. 

Opinion

On the coronavirus stimulus bill

Hopefully for some college students who are just entering the political sphere, the coronavirus crisis and the way our (democratic and less democratic) institutions respond, including but not limited to the recent stimulus bill, serve to bring them into the fold.

Administrators roll out retaliatory self-grading scheme

Students are expected to self-place on the normal grading curves.

TikTok popularity irrefutably correlated with U.S. unemployment claims

As we increase the log of Google search interest in TikToks, we see an irrefutable rise in initial unemployment claims as reported on a weekly basis by the NSA.

Sports
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MIT Softball team highlight

Losing a last chance: diaries from MIT’s track and field national qualifiers 

Trautner: I woke up this morning, and I wished I hadn't. For a few blissful seconds, I didn't remember what had happened. As my eyes focused on the walls of my room, the events of yesterday came rolling over me.

DAPER cancels varsity athletics after March 15

The Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation announced March 11 that the 2020 spring sports season will be canceled effective March 15 in response to the Institute’s decision to move to online instruction. 

Campus Life

The Course 3 fam

I cried three times that week. The first was when Jeff Grossman made his speech about how we would stay together, even if we were physically apart, and that Course 3 was a community for life.

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Doe, a deer, a female deer

She showed me how to put effort into a college friendship

But Flora didn’t see me as a convenience friend, a friend you’re only friends with because of your classes or extracurriculars or living group. After freshman fall, she actively attempted to remain in my life.

Science
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Engineering nuclear policy

The Holten-Andersen Group’s approach to bio-inspired materials

There is no question that nature is the best engineer. As hard as material scientists try, replicating nature’s intricate processes and networks is a holy grail that often seems nearly unattainable. Instead of attempting to copy nature, some scientists draw inspiration from nature’s mechanisms and apply them to the synthesis...

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Creating compounds with catalysts