News

YouTuber, engineer, and inventor Mark Rober to deliver Class of 2023 Commencement address

Rober is “excited to come out and meet the Class of 2023 and celebrate all the amazing, positive change they’re going to bring to the world.”

in short

Winterfest, last day of classes, final exams

Winterfest 2022 is Dec. 8.

vivian's reflections

Walking the Boston Marathon for cancer research

Little did I know at the time, this experience would be one of the most unique and memorable experiences of my entire life.

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The Boston Marathon finish line in Copley Square. Vivian Hir–The Tech
News

Brent D. Ryan and Anne White named as new associate provosts

The associate provosts will work in conjunction with Barnhart “to support Dr. Kornbluth’s initiatives and priorities related to research administration and space management and campus planning.”

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Too many abbreviations and too many restrictions but too little money and too little time to figure it all out before the time bomb explodes Arun Wongprommoon–The Tech
guest column

Shackles

Well, FML for digging myself a hole that makes it nearly impossible to find a path towards a better life for myself.

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Students gathered in Lobby 10 for the UA Innovation’s Craft Market to purchase arts and crafts made by various MIT students, Sunday. Frankie Schulte – The Tech
guest column

A one-time payment can’t address an ongoing crisis

Over the last 32 years, many essential living expenses in this area have increased at a rate far exceeding overall inflation.

movie review

A perfect blend of action and folklore rooted in Indian culture

‘Kantara’ captivates the audience with its gripping screenplay, mythological backdrop, and a perfect blend of action and folklore, emphasizing the interconnections between humans and Mother Nature.

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The last stretch of the Boston Marathon on Boylston St. Vivian Hir–The Tech
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Tracy Chang - Chef and Owner of Pagu - shows the technique behind noodle pulling at AAI speaker event, November 29th. Olivia Lee–The Tech
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Simmons Hall residents dance at the Dance and Mocktail Party in honor of Simmons’ 20th birthday, Friday. Kate Lu–The Tech
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Speakers are interviewed on stage at the TEDxMIT event, Sunday. Courtesy of TEDxMIT
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Students practice lightsaber duelling at Splash, a weekend-long teaching and learning extravaganza organized by MIT Educational Studies Program, 19 and 20 November. The first in-person Splash in three years attracted over one thousand participants and featured a wide variety of classes. Photo provided by MIT Educational Studies Program
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The MIT Logarhythms perform a cappella at their annual fall concert, Logs Got Talent, in Kresge Auditorium, Saturday. Michelle Xiang - The Tech
News

YouTuber, engineer, and inventor Mark Rober to deliver Class of 2023 Commencement address

Rober is “excited to come out and meet the Class of 2023 and celebrate all the amazing, positive change they’re going to bring to the world.”

Watch for winds and rainy weather

Make sure you stay prepared with a raincoat or jacket.

Spring pre-reg, PE reg, final assignment due dates

Pre-registration for spring term and IAP begins Dec. 1.

Opinion

IDHR alone won’t protect us: Creating an MIT that works for us all requires a fair contract

The current process for recourse secures all power in the hands of the administration. We, as student-workers and victims in these situations, deserve a clearly laid out procedure where we are empowered to speak out about our grievances and supported throughout the process to reach a fair resolution.

MIT’s lack of safety provisions nearly left me dead. But graduate workers are not disposable!

Over the years at MIT working with countless chemical and physical hazards in my lab, I have come to learn first hand how MIT systematically neglects graduate worker health and safety. This all came to a head when I found myself in an ambulance after a chemical exposure, unsure if...

Fossil fuel companies fall short on climate pledges

Hearings held by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform in September reveal the failures of fossil fuel companies to live up to their pledges on reducing their environmental impact — and why we still have work to do.

Campus Life

Il dolce far niente: the art of doing nothing

Summer ended only a few months ago, yet that time feels so far away and foreign.

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Passport

Being cynical about love

Sure, I see couples basking in the sun at the local park or drinking wine at a fancy restaurant, but while romantic love is a reality for them, it’s not for me.