News

MIT removed Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg from Corporation in April 2018

“In April 2018, to comply with restrictions as a result of [the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control] adding Mr. Vekselberg to its specially designated nationals list, MIT suspended Mr. Vekselberg’s Corporation membership,” according to a statement from MIT.

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Athena lounge on fifth floor of Student Center closed for renovations

In the meantime, the Coffeehouse Lounge located on the third floor has new printers and is open to students as a study space (card access is required). The color printer that was in the Athena lounge is now on the first floor of the Student Center.

News

Chemical reaction leads to small fire in basement of Building 66

The lab where the fire occurred and MIT Environment, Health, and Safety are working together to investigate the root cause of the incident, as the reaction has been performed for many years without issues.

News

New spam quarantine system causes problem for MIT email users

Some outstanding issues are that messages forwarded to external accounts are flagged as spam, and external email providers may flag Microsoft Exchange Online Protection’s “Spam Notice” emails, according to IS&T’s knowledge base.

News

Old squash court in Walker to be remade into dedicated meditation, prayer, reflection space

The proposal noted that once the space is sufficiently publicized and well-known, it is expected to receive 30–60 users per day.

News

Students want transparency and collaborative approach in new vice president of IS&T

“SIPB has not had opportunities to give input on recent IS&T decisions before they were finalized. In the future, we would love to work more closely with IS&T leadership and committees to provide student perspectives on decisions before they are finalized,” Angel Alvarez '20, SIPB chair, wrote to The Tech.

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The 2019 MIT Science Olympiad invitational featured collaborative events for high schoolers to demonstrate their understanding of both theoretical and application-based science. Pictured above are students participating in the “Protein Modeling” event. Kevin Ly—The Tech
News

Student Center card-access hours cutoff is 9 p.m. over IAP

This IAP, the Student Center is card-access-only from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. This is a pilot by the Campus Activities Complex that moves up the cutoff for card-access hours from 11 p.m. during the semester to 9 p.m. during holidays, breaks, and IAP, according to Michael Foley, director of the CAC, in a statement emailed to The Tech.

editorial

MIT must cut ties with the Saudi government

The Saudi Arabian government has built up an egregious record of human rights violations. MIT must cut ties with the regime to take a stand.

News

Spring pre-registration, UROP application deadline

The final deadline for spring pre-registration is today at 5 p.m. Students must also select preferences for spring CI-H/CI-HW subjects by this time.

Students want transparency and collaborative approach in new vice president of IS&T

“SIPB has not had opportunities to give input on recent IS&T decisions before they were finalized. In the future, we would love to work more closely with IS&T leadership and committees to provide student perspectives on decisions before they are finalized,” Angel Alvarez '20, SIPB chair, wrote to The Tech.

New spam quarantine system causes problem for MIT email users

Some outstanding issues are that messages forwarded to external accounts are flagged as spam, and external email providers may flag Microsoft Exchange Online Protection’s “Spam Notice” emails, according to IS&T’s knowledge base.

Opinion

MIT must cut ties with the Saudi government

The Saudi Arabian government has built up an egregious record of human rights violations. MIT must cut ties with the regime to take a stand.

What the College of Computing can do for both MIT and society

History has shown us that science has the potential to do more harm than good, and the College of Computing is a testament to MIT's responsibility to make sure it is used properly.

Response to “Grad students suffer from lagging support”

"We are pleased by our very meaningful collaboration with graduate student groups and others on these topics [and] we invite all graduate students to join us in creating an even better MIT."

Arts

Bumblebee lives up to the buzz

‘Bumblebee’ feels less like a ‘Transformers’ movie and more like a coming-of-age story of friendship and personal growth, set in the Transformers universe, with some awesome battle scenes and high-stakes civil wars thrown in for good measure. Whether or not you’re typically the type of person to enjoy ‘Transformers,’ this...

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Running with the wolf pack

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Make some noise for ‘Small Mouth Sounds’

Sports
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Head of the Charles Regatta 2018

MIT Cricket runners up in American College Cricket Northeast Championship 2018

MIT Cricket recovered from a crushing loss against Northeastern in the first league game but missed out narrowly in the final to finish as runners-up in the American College Cricket North East Championship held Oct. 6 and 7 in Queens, NY.

MIT Cricket beats UMass Lowell by six wickets in thrilling last ball encounter

In a game that had its fair share of twists and turns, MIT emerged victorious thanks to an excellent all-around bowling performance and a half-century by Vaikkunth Mugunthan G.

Campus Life

All about Auntie

This week, in lieu of actual questions, Auntie Matter narcissistically decided to invent and answer questions about herself.

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Nine weird food combinations in my life

Advising the advisor

Instead of telling your students not to work a specific kind of job, encourage them to be a specific kind of person — one who is awake in the world.

Science
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Mental health and the brain

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From analyzing M&Ms to illuminating cells

The next generation of materials

The Electrochemical Materials Lab focuses on finding new ways to process ceramic and glass, leveraging new methods and design paradigms towards new device functionalities that have the potential to make our phones and computers smaller, faster, and smarter than ever before.