Students protest Senior House ‘depopulation,’ new freshman program
Students protested MIT’s decision to “depopulate Senior House” Friday. The protest started with a sign-making session in Lobby 7, followed by a march to the chancellor’s office where various protesters spoke.
MIT announces new administrative position to facilitate diversity
MIT has created the new position of Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Community Involvement. Gustavo Burkett, the current director of student involvement at Boston College, has been chosen for the role.
Seeking balance in The Tech
In this issue of The Tech, you’ll find coverage of marches that took place over the weekend, protesting the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump. The perspectives shared through these articles are largely Democratic, largely liberal. We, The Tech, have consistently attempted to provide balanced coverage of political events at MIT, reaching out to conservative students and groups on campus. However, we have not been able to get a Republican to go on the record due to fears of personal, academic, and professional repercussions.
Handful of students to protest Trump's inauguration in D.C.
At least a dozen MIT students are getting ready to protest the inauguration of President-Elect Donald J. Trump in Washington, D.C. this Friday.
In case of DACA repeal, MIT will fight for undocumented students
Undocumented students would be able to continue their studies at MIT even if DACA were repealed, Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart PhD ’88 said at a UA Council meeting on Nov. 30.
Eastgate concerned about transformer
Residents of Eastgate were frustrated to learn earlier this month that MIT Housing had decided to install a transformer in their courtyard over IAP as part of the Kendall Square renovation project. To compensate, the courtyard will be remodeled to make up for lost space.
Smoking litter caused Random roof deck fire
“Improper disposal of smoking material” was the cause of the Random Hall fire this summer, wrote Jared and Laurie Berezin, Random Hall heads of house, in an email to the dorm’s social list. The heads of house suggested implementing a no-smoking policy on the roof, a policy already in place throughout the dorm.
Behind the data: how we analyzed the alcohol and drug survey
In 2014, The Tech sent a survey to undergraduates about their use of alcohol and restricted substances. The story behind this survey is in three acts: administering the survey, analyzing the data, and publishing the results. This article aims to shed some light on the analysis, to ensure adequate transparency and reproducibility. Finally, we want to guarantee to all survey participants that their anonymity has been respected.
New House pipe leak unrelated to HVAC issues
Around 9 p.m. Wednesday evening, a water pipe in iHouse, part of House 1 of New House, started to leak and caused ceiling tiles to fall.
UA to become more proactive, Liu says
The Undergraduate Association had its first Council meeting last Wednesday, discussing nominations to the Committee on Academic Performance, approving the budget for the year, and changing the Financial Board’s bylaws and procedures to sanction funding violations.
New DormCon lays out year’s goals
The Dormitory Council had its first meeting of the year last Thursday. Located in Maseeh, the two hour long meeting meandered through issues such as dining, summer storage, font sizes, security, and the ideal location of kitchens in dorms.
Renovated Building 9 reopens under new name
On September 12, Building 9 reopened under a new name, the Samuel Tak Lee Real Estate Entrepreneurship Lab, after a major but rapid renovation.
High in demand, BU Law clinics continue in fall
The second law clinic, focused on technology and cyberlaw, launches this fall. Overseen by Boston University Law faculty, the clinics partner students from MIT with BU Law students who provide legal assistance with issues related to their innovative activities.
Soap now provided in all dorm bathrooms
MIT Residential Life having cleaned up its act, we now look ahead and wonder what the number one — and number two — issues will be this year.
Affiliated links FSILGs and LGBT groups at MIT
Affiliated seeks to fill the void at the intersection of FSILGs and the LGBT groups at MIT with the objectives of advocacy and community building.
Course 4 builds shape-shifting tower
The Self-Assembly Lab constructed a 65-foot tower in preparation for MIT's Open House this weekend.