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Construction on Hayden Library’s interior was completed earlier this year. It now eagerly awaits re-welcoming the MIT community once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Kevin Ly–The Tech
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Being human is strange

We may find ourselves at our most timid, but we can find ourselves at our most brave. We may struggle to find our place but in it find humor, love, and grace. And most importantly of all, we can dare to dream, fly, and fall.


Melissa Nobles, SHASS dean, appointed to chancellor post

As chancellor, Nobles assumes one of the “Institute’s two most senior academic” positions — the chancellor (along with the provost) “reports to the president of MIT.”


MIT and Harvard to sell edX for $800 million

Through the transaction, edX’s assets will be transferred to a public benefit company owned by 2U while still maintaining its name, course offerings, partner arrangements, and users. edX will continue to offer its existing free courses and certificates at a fee under 2U.


New Ad Hoc Committee on Graduate Advising and Mentoring launched

The committee was created in line with a proposal from Task Force 2021 and Beyond. Its main goal is to deliver a “strategic plan to guide policies and programs that would be implemented at MIT.”


MIT lifts many COVID-19 restrictions, removing capacity limits and lowering testing frequency

“Events sponsored by MIT departments, labs, centers, offices, and student organizations are now permitted” if all attendees are registered for contact-tracing purposes.


Bryan Stevenson addresses graduates at 2021 virtual commencement

Stevenson commended the Class of 2021 and said he will be “cheering for you as you do the important work that lies in front of all of us.”


Showers clearing up in time for Independence Day

Whether you are trying to celebrate Independence Day in the middle of a heat wave or through the tail of a wave of storms, we hope you’ll try to keep yourself and your loved ones safe!

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PNR sudo pip install: a villain origin story if ever i saw one Alina Sarmiento–The Tech
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Independence Day, meal plan, ASEs

Independence Day is July 4 and will be observed as an Institute holiday July 5.

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Construction projects continue around Kresge Auditorium’s northwestern side Wednesday. Kevin Ly–The Tech

First Generation/Low Income Working Group submits final report

The group divided into four subgroups beginning in January 2020: benchmarking; focus groups; data collection; and resources, services, and academic experiences.

Seniors end their time at MIT with a bang — literally!

To all our graduating seniors, we have been thunderstruck by your warmth and the wisdom you’ve shared with us for these past years, and we can’t wait to see how else you’ll light up the world.

Pride Month, Commencement, pre-registration

Commencement for the Class of 2021 will take place online June 4.


MIT Divest releases Climate Conscious Pledges

Despite taking these important steps, MIT has once again refused to include divestment or any other explicit action against fossil fuel companies in the CAP.

Palestinian academics share the tragic reality of life under occupation

Eleyan adds, “For a moment, I sat there thinking only of the other victims my age, who also had big dreams of the future. I wondered if I would be next.” 

Free Palestine

I stand in solidarity with you. My heart longs for you. I know what it is to be oppressed.

Campus Life
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Graduation is not the end

The story is not over

I’m comfortable with the word “queer,” but people still don’t get it. This secret is trapped. It has been for years.

Dear Muslim MIT

I was asked recently what Ramadan means to me, and honestly it means family. Right now, all I feel is the void of me not being with them.