East Side Festival revives Steer Roast, East Campus Day
“The intent of this festival was to help the East Campus students explore and create an identity, especially now that new students from Senior House are a part of East Campus,” Maurizio Diaz ’20 explained in a phone interview with The Tech.
Class of 2021 declares majors
While overall enrollment in each of the five schools experienced negligible changes compared to last year, the distribution of students among the courses has shifted.
DSL announces new dining plan options
These changes are meant to reflect increased flexibility, options, and quality without substantial increases in cost.
Random Hall loses power due to Friday storm
Some felt the power outage strengthened the sense of community in Random.
MIT to transition to semi-monthly pay schedule in April
The new pay dates will be on the 15th and last day of each month.
SPXCE Intercultural Center hosts grand opening event
The center is in part a response to recommendations from student groups, including the Black Students’ Union, Black Graduate Student Association, undergraduate women, and the LBGTQ community.
Sophomore self-funds popular class-picking guide Firehose
Fan reports that during the two-week span of Aug. 27 to Sept. 9, 6,545 unique devices visited Firehose for a total of 22,140 page hits. Apart from a small ProjX grant, he has paid for all costs related to Firehose.
Coffeehouse Lounge re-opens as study and relaxation space
The Coffeehouse Lounge on the third floor of the Stratton Student Center (W20) reopened last month as a space for students to “study, hangout, and relax,” according to promotional boards posted around the first floor. The room is now key-card controlled to limit access to MIT students during the academic year.
New dorm to include 456 beds, hybrid dining program
The New Residences Working Group (NRWG), composed of eight students and staff members from the Division of Student Life and the Office of Campus Planning, met for the last time Sept. 20 to review the architectural plans for MIT’s new dormitory on Vassar Street.
Hasan Minhaj calls attention to refugees in his stand-up
Hasan Minhaj performed at Kresge Auditorium last Saturday at 8 p.m. as a part of MIT Undergraduate Association’s FallFest.
The Engine selects its first seven startups to fund
The Engine seeks to make Boston an epicenter in the “tough tech” field.
IBM contributes $240 million for new AI lab
MIT will soon be home to a new artificial intelligence (AI) lab, funded by a $240 million contribution over a 10-year period from IBM.