Phase Two of CUP experiment approved for Class of 2023
The first-year credit limit will be modified, with a fall credit limit of 48 units and a spring credit limit of 60 units, as well as an additional 9 “discovery” units both semesters for discovery-focused subjects and related approved exceptions.
Social Implications and Responsibilities of Computing, Academic Degrees working groups present ideas for College of Computing
HASS Dean Melissa Nobles said that the goal of the working group is to examine ways to integrate scholarship on the social implications and responsibilities of computing into the fabric of the college.
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.
Undergraduate Enrolled Student Survey results released
The results of the Undergraduate Enrolled Student Survey (ESS), a survey MIT administers every four years in the spring, were emailed to students last Thursday. The survey, with a 38% response rate, indicated that the student body generally feels positively about the campus community and their learning, but a significant proportion of students also frequently feel overwhelmed or stressed. Other factors surveyed include extracurricular participation, majors, and eating habits.
Tent parties to be replaced with early evening cultural festival
The committee hopes to plan tent parties at least once every four years so that students can experience them at least once in their undergraduate career.
Vice President Kirk Kolenbrander to leave for SNHU
At SNHU, Kolenbrander will help the year-and-a-half-old college rethink how “engineering education and STEM education can be more effective, more accommodating, and more inviting.”
IAP course Designing the First Year proposes improvements restructuring GIRs and learning communities
One team’s project, GIR Up, would “redefine and restructure the first-year GIR experience” by replacing final exams with a “culminating and interdisciplinary project.”
Swastika drawn on Black History Month poster
The paper with the swastika also had messages that read, “Still, once the Buddhists saw it was being used for hate, they stopped using it. This is disrespectful,” and “This is wrong, the German one is turned."
Gunshots fired in Cambridgeport Nov. 29
Gunshots were fired in the area of Chestnut and Sidney Streets around 2:34 p.m. on Nov. 29. According to a statement by the Cambridge Police, two vehicles were spotted at the incident, one of which was a black sedan later stopped by the police.
Junot Díaz to stay as Pulitzer board member
The Pulitzer Prize board found no evidence against Junot Díaz regarding #MeToo allegations. MIT previously decided to keep Díaz as a faculty member.
What the College of Computing can do for both MIT and society
History has shown us that science has the potential to do more harm than good, and the College of Computing is a testament to MIT's responsibility to make sure it is used properly.
Harvard admissions trial in progress
Harvard is defending its admissions practices in a trial that alleges it discriminates against Asian-American applicants. The trial started Oct. 15 and is set to end by mid-November, according to The Crimson, Harvard’s student newspaper.
2018 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report released
The MIT Police released their Annual Security and Fire Safety Report Sept. 28. The report contains crime statistics on criminal and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) offenses, arrests and disciplinary referrals, and hate crimes from 2015 to 2017.
Over 500 fewer enrollments in science GIRs this fall
Compared to 2017, the number of unique classes that first-years registered for increased by 10 percent.