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OneMIT Commencement Ceremony takes place morning of Friday 27th May 2022. The event—comprising speeches, turning of the Brass Rat, and singing of the School Song—was for graduates of all degree programs in all Schools and the College. MIT welcomed Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala MCP ’78 PhD ’81, Director-General of the World Trade Organization, as the guest speaker. Kate Lu–The Tech
guest column

Expanding our horizons through nuclear energy and space exploration

Whether you’re religious or atheist, looking at the sun, moon, stars, and beyond gives you a sense of power and intimacy with nature itself.

News

Commencement weekend features OneMIT ceremony for Class of 2022 and in-person celebration for Classes of 2020 and 2021

“When we look at the COVID-19 response, we see we had good science, but not so good politics and public policy,” Okonjo-Iweala said.

weather

Summer storms thunder through

As Florida recovers from Tropical Storm Alex, Boston is bracing for some heavy rain to wrap up the week.

in short

Summer registration, fall pre-reg, Juneteenth

The deadline to initiate fall pre-registration and to select fall CI-H/HW subjects for continuing students is June 16.

News

Construction to revamp Metropolitan Warehouse commences

The building will feature new floor platforms to provide high-bay program space and allow natural light to penetrate core building areas.

News

MIT to restrict PCR testing to community members experiencing COVID symptoms, effective July 1

Beginning June 17, MIT will no longer offer observed PCR testing at the MIT Medical Trailer.

vivian's reflections

Abundant resources exist but are underutilized

Sometimes we forget that we have the privilege of attending one of the best universities in the world.

World and Nation

NATO unveils its 2022 Strategic Concept in efforts to coordinate the fight against Russia

The new Concept “makes clear that Russia poses ‘the most significant and direct threat’ to our security” and further that “China’s coercive policies ‘challenge our interests, security and values.’”

World and Nation

Stoltenberg discusses global food crisis due to war in Ukraine at closing press conference of Madrid Summit

Since its initial invasion of Ukraine in February, Russia has implemented a total blockade on all Ukrainian ports.

World and Nation

Ukraine makes surprise appearance at Madrid NATO Summit

Klistschko warned that Russia’s actions could be a slippery slope and that “Russia’s going to launch something new.”

World and Nation

Stoltenberg: Allies ‘prepared for the long haul’ in war of attrition in Ukraine

Stoltenberg has repeatedly emphasized NATO’s position to avoid a “full-fledged war” against Russia, providing “support to Ukraine” but remaining “not part of the conflict.”

World and Nation

Finland, Sweden, and Türkiye sign NATO membership Agreement

Türkiye's primary objection stemmed from Finland’s and Sweden's support for Kurdish groups that Ankara considers terrorist organizations.

World and Nation

NATO Secretary General opens historic Madrid Summit with public forum

In his opening remarks, Stoltenberg stressed the need for unity under the threat of Russian aggression.

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Empty chairs on Killian Court await thousands of guests for the OneMIT ceremony the morning of May 27. Kristina Chen–The Tech
Campus Life

The nonlinear degree path

As I walked around the career fair, trying to convince both the recruiters and myself that I wasn’t worthless, I didn’t feel like this was part of some grand narrative. I just felt ashamed.

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Commencement 2022 Undergraduate Ceremony takes place afternoon of Friday 27th May 2022. Names of all graduates receiving a Bachelor's degree were read and graduates crossed the stage at this ceremony. Kate Lu–The Tech
guest column

On need

SFS took my “family’s financial circumstances” into account, but their broad definition of family included a woman who is more of an angry ghost than a functioning parent. I’m sure it didn’t hurt that this choice was better for the university’s bottom line.

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Guest speaker Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala MCP ’78 PhD ’81 delivers her commencement speech. Kate Lu–The Tech
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OneMIT Commencement Ceremony takes place morning of Friday 27th May 2022. The event—comprising speeches, turning of the Brass Rat, and singing of the School Song—was for graduates of all degree programs in all Schools and the College. MIT welcomed Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala MCP ’78 PhD ’81, Director-General of the World Trade Organization, as the guest speaker. Kate Lu–The Tech
News
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Class of 2022 Commencement follows new format after two virtual ceremonies

Professor Tim Jamison to conclude term as associate provost June 30

Chemistry Professor Tim Jamison’s three-year term as associate provost will conclude June 30, according to a May 19 email from Provost Cynthia Barnhart PhD ’88. Barnhart wrote that Tim was appointed in 2019 to “advance the Institute’s efforts to cultivate an inclusive and diverse community.”

Stratton Student Center to undergo renovations

The Stratton Student Center is set to undergo renovations as soon as Spring 2023; the renovations aim to transform the building into a more welcoming space for students. The center, built in 1968, has not undergone a significant renovation since 1988, when the atrium stairs at the center of the...

Arts
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‘Men’ will get inside your head

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‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’: an ostinato of dry wit and changing times

It Must Be Now! is a call for change

MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble, MIT Wind Ensemble, and MIT Vocal Jazz Ensemble came together with special guests last Saturday to perform It Must Be Now!, a two-year endeavor combining music, spoken word, and interpretive dance into a powerful call to action against racial injustice.

Campus Life
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Beaver mascot cupcakes

When you aren’t, and then you are

Life changing, yet subtly, gently, pushing you toward the next big moment in your life.

Work-life balance

“You are in the twilight of a mediocre academic career, taking the path of least resistance, just slipping by everything.”