UA Wellness offers free menstrual cups to MIT students
This project is one among multiple efforts by UA committees to promote sustainable and cost-effective menstrual products in the MIT community.
Community comes together for ‘MIT Reflects: Moments of Remembrance and Hope’
MIT students, faculty, and affiliates came together March 10 for ‘MIT Reflects: Moments of Remembrance and Hope,’ an evening of prayers, reflections, and conversation about the pandemic’s impact on the MIT community.
Flexible P/NR student forum held
Students raised concerns that the proposed policy may not adequately encourage exploration, as it will replace options such as Jr./Sr. P/D/F.
Four more MIT seniors declared 2020 Rhodes Scholars
Woltz, Vasconcelos, and Yamoah are all currently conducting research with the Engineering Quantum Systems Group in the Research Lab for Electronics.
Financial impact of MIT’s COVID-19 response already $50 million
Reif wrote that although MIT has worked to build its financial reserves after the 2008 Great Recession, “the present crisis may be more severe” in its potential financial effect.
John Dozier to become ICEO March 15
President Reif wrote that Dozier “brings to this role an outstanding record of leadership, great personal warmth and a sense of curiosity, enthusiasm and experimentation that feel very MIT.”
MIT affiliates sign statement against Citizenship Amendment Act
The statement reads, “We strongly condemn the increasingly violent suppression of these citizens’ protests … that have left several dead. We praise the courage, dignity, humor, resolve, and dynamism with which the students and ordinary citizens continue their protest.”
Koch portrait in Building 66 covered by artwork ‘Tarnished Horizons’
An email sent to The Tech by the anonymous group describes the painting as “an impressionist rendering of a flaming offshore drilling rig filling the sky with smoke and the sea with oil.”
UA Vice President resigns, Charlotte Minsky appointed as successor
Elango wrote in an email to The Tech that Green resigned because he is taking a leave of absence from MIT.
Commencement structure for class of 2020 will not change
GSC President Peter Su G wrote that the GSC will advocate for a 2021 commencement that better meets the needs of the graduate community, with the general principle being “to shorten the ceremony, while maintaining the quality and gravitas that the current ceremony offers to all students at MIT.”
Media Lab faculty V. Michael Bove Jr. terminated by MIT
Bove was terminated from employment last week, following the determination that he violated MIT’s sexual harassment policy.
MIT graduate Burhan Azeem runs for Cambridge City Council
Azeem: "The biggest thing for me was that MIT gives you space. For four years, there's nothing you strictly have to do, and so you have a lot of breathing space to figure out how you want to do things."
Students required to order books from Coop online
The Coop will continue to carry apparel, accessories, gifts, and some books at its physical location.
David H. Koch ’62 dies at 79
Koch’s gift enabled the creation of a location where “scientists and engineers work together under one roof in pursuit of powerful, new ways to diagnose, treat, and ultimately prevent cancer.”
Majority of paint and chalk art to be removed from Simmons this summer
Simmons is not a “mural building,” and “the planned cleaning and painting will help restore original finishes in the building," David Friedrich, senior associate dean of housing and residential services, wrote.
Study space reopened on Student Center fifth floor
The new space has four Athena computers. There are multiple tables, which can be moved around to make larger tables. Additional light fixtures have been installed.
Implementation for new 150-block meal plan paused
“The pause will allow us to engage stakeholders for help with designing a meal plan structure that meets our goals for the dining program,” Director of Campus Dining Mark Hayes wrote in the email statement.
New minimum meal plan to include more meals, fewer dining dollars
The minimum required meal plan for upper-level students living in dining dorms has been increased to 150 meals per semester from 125. The amount of dining dollars in the meal plan has been reduced to $100 per semester.
Students continue to raise concerns over dining plans
Residence hall representatives mainly focused on breakfast swipe utilization, lunch, and community building issues.
MIT releases Class of 2023 regular action decisions
MIT released its Regular Action decisions for the Class of 2023 on March 14, Pi Day. Of the 21,312 students who applied (including Early Action), 1,410 students were admitted. Of these, 707 students were admitted early, from a record high Early Action pool of 9,600 students.
Dorm leaders present first-year rooming assignment designs in workshop
EC proposed running an algorithm to assign first years to rooms (based on their rankings) 10 times to generate 10 sets of dorm-wide placements. Each hall’s upper-level students would then rank the results.
Protestors gather against invitation of Indian politician Subramanian Swamy
Over two dozen protestors held up posters with messages including “MIT Kick out Brahminical Fascists” and “MIT Welcomes Hate Speech.”
Faculty panel discusses rooming process design exercise
“We know there are some students who stay put because it’s the easy thing to do,” said John Essigmann, head of Simmons Hall and former head of New House. “What we need to do as a community is to find ways to get people to want to get out and explore.”
Vassar Street undergrad residence hall foundation almost complete
Work on the foundation for a new undergraduate residence hall on Vassar Street is nearing completion, and work on its superstructure — the construction above ground — is scheduled to start this week.
E38 and E39 exterior restorations in progress
Buildings E38 and E39 in Kendall Square are being renovated as part of the Kendall Square Initiative. They will contain retail space, graduate housing, and the MIT Admissions office, among other things.
TechMart opens in Walker Memorial
Milk at TechMart costs $2.26, an apple costs $0.49, bread costs $1.50, and a carton of eggs costs $1.79.
Logs accept first woman
Formerly all-male a capella group the Logarhythms added their first female member, Quinn Brodsky ’22, to their group this year.