The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires that students apply for OPT no more than 90 days before their projected start dates. In past years, this has typically been enough time for applications to be approved, but this year, processing times appear to be stretching towards four to five months.
“In the coming year, we will continue our efforts to encourage departments to put in place professional development and experiential learning requirements,” David Elwell, associate dean and director of the ISO, wrote.
“We feel very strongly” about eliminating mutual selection as it is currently “operationalized” from here onwards, Nelson said.
"The basic idea is that the language instruction program (Global Languages) would remain in place — along with lecturers, senior lecturers, and staff — but that GSL faculty would move to other SHASS academic units, where their research and expertise are at home," wrote Agustin Rayo PhD ’01, associate dean of SHASS.
Elango, Green on institutionalizing transparency, working towards free tuition, and eradicating food insecurity
"Students are dealing with financial burdens directly tied to what they owe MIT. And it affects not just their present circumstances, but through their decision-making it ends up affecting their future," vice presidential candidate Kelvin Green said.
The official Twitter account of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory replied, “We're very happy to help. But maybe we can keep the pilots, too?”
“The preliminary investigation suggests that a crew was working on a lower floor when material collapsed down on top of workers from an above floor,” a statement said.
The renewal will primarily involve an “extensive infrastructure and building systems update,” including “modest updates to finishes and spaces.”
Seventy-six percent of non-faculty comments either strongly opposed or leaned against the recommendation to continue ties with Saudi Arabia.
The proposed regulations would require universities to implement “quasi-judicial” proceedings, in particular through cross-examination during live hearings.
As the process of reassessing dorms’ room assignment and move-in procedures continues, The Tech reached out to presidents and other leaders in each of MIT’s ten dorms to ask about their current procedures and how potential changes would affect their communities.
Twenty-five percent of undergraduate students described their dorm’s room assignment process as “stressful” on the 2017 Quality of Life survey.
The proposal noted that once the space is sufficiently publicized and well-known, it is expected to receive 30–60 users per day.
“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.
Perhaps the most distinctive exterior feature of Building 44 is the “J” sign, which refers to the J particle discovered by Samuel C.C. Ting and his group in 1974.
Associate Provost Richard Lester recommends against termination of existing relationships with Saudi Arabia
Lester's report argues that the cessation of MIT’s relationships with the Saudi organizations it currently engages with would probably fail to have a “meaningful ameliorative effect.”
Provost Martin Schmidt commented that it is “likely that it makes sense” to have a department of electrical engineering within the college.
“Students could play a huge role in making sure that the workers' rights are enforced,” attorney Ting Chiu wrote.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who allegedly authorized the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, visited MIT in March.
“The college has been created, but it has not been designed,” Susan Silbey, chair of the faculty, said in a faculty meeting Wednesday.
Several pieces of chalkboard art in the Stata Center over the past few weeks have claimed that MIT allowed a rapist to return to campus.
As of a Wednesday post from the Massachusetts State Police, the investigation, including into potential suspects and motive, remains active.
The hypothesis is that “increased flexibility to enable major exploration will lead to increased confidence in the initial choice of a major and increased satisfaction with the ultimate major," according to the proposal.
There were 40 total undergraduate and graduate students at MIT from Iran in the 2017–18 academic year, seven from Syria, and five from Venezuela, according to the International Students Office’s annual statistics.
According to the MIT Police, there is no information to indicate that these three incidents are in any way connected.
MIT administrators, the UA, and the GSC have expressed their support for the bills, with a few reservations.
There are “very few” parallel programs at other schools, Ihns said. Most lack direct student oversight and have a weaker IFC presence.
Obama focused a good portion of his hour-long talk on his love of sports, including his career as a high school basketball player.
The Tech reported in December that approximately 3,050 copies of its papers went missing within a day after they were distributed.
“At times Bacow didn’t seem to realize that other people had different visions of MIT than he did," The Tech wrote in a 2001 editorial.
Graduate students “paint an overwhelmingly pro-union picture,” with 62 percent in support, according to the committee’s email detailing the survey results.
Until they reopen, customers can visit their new location on 159 First Street: its opening was announced via Twitter Jan 25.
The Economics Department's symposium included three panel discussions that largely focused on major policy issues in the Trump era.
“I was surprised to learn that speculation by someone who said they had no knowledge of the process was even being reported," Lander wrote.
Cambridge mayor Marc McGovern corrects previous misinformation on possible Trader Joe's redevelopment. The property owners have in fact decided to keep the grocery store on Memorial Drive open.
MIT relies on investment income, which accounted for 31 percent of MIT’s total campus revenues during the last fiscal year, to support its programs.
MIT admitted 664 students to the Class of 2022 Thursday. A record high 9,557 students applied early action this year, making for a record low acceptance rate of 6.9 percent.
Prof. Asu Ozdaglar PhD ’03 was appointed head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Ozdaglar has been the interim department head since July 1 and will become the first woman to head the EECS department in MIT’s history.
The UA has allocated $30,000 towards this program as part of its annual budget, treasurer Jonathan Coden ’19 said in an interview with The Tech Tuesday.
The Committee on Discipline (COD) report for the 2016-17 academic year, released earlier this month, breaks down the 279 complaints that were brought before the COD this year by several metrics, including the type of misconduct, the method of resolution, and the outcome.
Vanu Bose ’87, a member of the MIT Corporation and a leader in bringing cellular coverage to underserviced regions in the U.S. and abroad, died Saturday of a sudden pulmonary embolism at age 52.
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) admitted the MIT chapter of Theta Tau, a professional engineering fraternity, as a probationary member Oct. 12.
Q&A session organized by LUCha aimed to address the "offensive" narrative of Mexico proliferated by American media and encourage political participation among Mexican expatriates.
One “very likely” change is the introduction of a meals per semester system in addition to the current meals per week system, says DormCon dining co-chair.
Gunfire disrupted Sunday’s 25th annual Cambridge Carnival International. The incident took place near 200 Technology Square, about 0.2 miles from the center of campus.