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Sheryl Sandberg speaks at MIT Commencement

Acknowledging the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Sandberg said, “It's painful when you miss something, when you make the mistake of believing so much in the good you are seeing that you don't see the bad.”

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Professor Candis Callison provides the address to the candidates at the 2018 MIT Hooding Ceremony in the Howard W. Johnson Athletic Center. ALEXANDER JEROME SANDBERG – THE TECH
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New Parental Leave policy allows one month leave for foster, surrogate, birth, and non-birth parents

Students will be paid while on Parental Leave if they are supported by an RA, TA, or fellowship.

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MIT Solve holds annual flagship meeting

Solve issues four challenges each year, with this year’s being Work of the Future, Frontlines of Health, Teachers and Educators, and Coastal Communities.

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East Side Festival revives Steer Roast, East Campus Day

“The intent of this festival was to help the East Campus students explore and create an identity, especially now that new students from Senior House are a part of East Campus,” Maurizio Diaz ’20 explained in a phone interview with The Tech.

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Sheryl Sandberg on the importance of social solutions and the responsibility of technologists

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is MIT’s 2018 commencement speaker. In a short phone interview, she highlighted the message she wants to convey in her speech and discussed how MIT students contribute to the hope she has for the world.

Campus Life

Consent and consequences

I distinctly remember thinking that all I wanted, even in my intoxicated state, was to be friends.

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The importance of MIT’s telemedicine and telehealth class

MIT's "Telemedicine and Telehealth for Enhancing Global Health" class teaches students valuable information about healthcare accessibility — and it's at risk of not being offered again.

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Two principals performing at Boston Ballet's Classic Balanchine Ballet, which featured three dances choreographed by famous choreographer George Balanchine. Tu-Lan Vu-Han–The Tech
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Three assault incidents reported via ‘timely warning’ emails in May

According to the MIT Police, there is no information to indicate that these three incidents are in any way connected.

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Dorothy (Salome Smith), Tin Man (Steven Martin), and Scarecrow (Elle Borders) star in 'The Wiz.' Mark S. Howard
theater review

Not in Kansas anymore

A funkalicious, soulful, jazz-packed version of one of the most wonderful stories in history.

pizza column

Figuring out fancy pizza

Figs has great ambiance, a fantastic location, and some delicious pizzas, though a few pies may miss the mark.

guest column

Understanding the Palestinian struggle is not difficult

"Dialogue" is not what is needed in the Palestinian struggle.

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OCW videos blocked, then restored, on YouTube

OCW believes the blockage was actually worldwide, contrary to seemingly location-specific error messages viewers received.

MIT Intelligence Quest initiative renamed MIT Quest for Intelligence

CMS/W Professor Kenneth Manning wrote in the MIT Faculty Newsletter about "IQ and its eugenic uses, especially its espousal of racial inferiority."

Pre-registration, MIT Medical new portal

Pre-registration for summer and fall 2018 are now open. The deadline to initiate pre-registration and to make fall CI-H/HW selections is June 18.

Opinion

Wingless Cupids

Hook-up culture has done a disservice to college students by undermining our ability to experience romantic love fully.

Talking about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The wall that stood outside the Student Center on the week of April 22, 2018 lacked nuance in its presentation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It omitted many important facts.

Response to undergraduate course, MIT and Slavery: how should we acknowledge our history?

MIT, like many other universities, has a complex historical relationship with slavery — it is necessary for the community to investigate this relationship.

Arts

Weaving a complex narrative

In the moody future envisioned in Detroit: Become Human, players weave a complex plot of possibility for three androids as they wrestle what it means to be human.

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“That’s MY car!”

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Let’s get down to business

Science

Fluid intelligence

Artificial intelligence's meaning is vague, and its definition remains fluid as the field evolves. The Tech interviewed three PhD candidates at CSAIL, LIDS and EECS/EEMS/INCCI at MIT on how they interpret the science, and how they work to advance it.

Citizen science

A mysterious object was seen hovering on what seemed to be a perfectly normal day.

The Heavenly Palace falls

A non-operational Chinese space station long expected to fall out of orbit crashed harmlessly into the Pacific last week, but raised concerns about space debris causing damage to orbiting spacecraft.