Neural network visualization project wins at HackMIT
About 1,200 students from MIT and around the world coded software projects during the 24-hour hackathon held at Johnson Athletic Center.
Work of the Future Task Force report calls attention to exacerbated inequality due to technology
The report said that the challenge we currently face and are likely to face in the near future is not too few jobs, but rather the quality of those jobs and how accessible those jobs are to less-educated people.
Insurance waivers to be processed by Gallagher Student Health, possibly fewer students will be able to waive extended plan
Waiver requests will also need to be submitted by Aug. 15. This is earlier than previous years, when the deadline was typically around Aug. 31.
Direct images of black hole taken for the first time
Harvard and MIT researchers reveal first direct images of supermassive black hole.
CUP proposes ‘Phase Two’ continuation of the First-Year Experiment at faculty meeting
In their presentation, the CUP put forth a timeline that hopes to have further discussion of the Phase Two proposal in March and to be able to explain the experimental policy to prospective students and their parents by CPW.
Around half of first-year students took one fewer GIR in the fall
Academic exploration subjects to be offered include 5.001 (Frontiers in Molecular and Materials Science), 12.00 (Frontiers and Careers in Earth, Planets, Climate, and Life), and 21G.012 (Exploring Globalization through Chinese Food).
Commencement could be moved a week earlier
Options include replacing the final day of IAP with spring registration day and reducing the finals period from five days to four.
MIT recycling rate cut in half due to contamination levels
In an effort they call “Reusable Revolution,” Davis and her team are working alongside custodial services and UA and GSC Sustainability to help the recycling rate recover.
New department heads named for mechanical engineering, aeronautics and astronautics, and math
The Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Mathematics have each named new department heads. The former head of the Department of Architecture has been appointed as Dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell University and will start in January 2019.