A common thread repeated throughout the meeting was some low-income students' concern that the flat rate would strip them of the benefits that opting into tier-3 housing provided.
The UA went on to say that the posters and their content “do not align with UA values,” as their key values include “diversity, equity, and inclusion.”
A team of researchers at MIT Open Learning and the MIT Media Lab developed an academic program to teach U.S. Air Force (USAF) personnel to understand and utilize artificial intelligence technologies.
Rober is “excited to come out and meet the Class of 2023 and celebrate all the amazing, positive change they’re going to bring to the world.”
Barnhart wrote that building access for the general public will be expanded, with access to the libraries and “Main Group of campus buildings, including Lobby 7 and the Infinite Corridor” being restored.
While emphasizing that diversity, equity, and inclusion were still priorities for the Institute and “remain front and center in the final version,” Reif wrote that the steering team shifted the focus to belonging, achievement, and composition because they believe “those words better reflect how we think about our community and its values.”
President L. Rafael Reif welcomed the Class of 2026 to MIT with a Convocation address Monday, Aug. 29. The Convocation ceremony was hosted on the Kresge lawn in front of the Stratton Student Center.
The Ad Hoc Working Group on Free Expression has proposed a statement of principle on freedom of expression and academic expression; the statement was released to the MIT community Sept. 1.
The Banana Lounge team dormspammed a poll March 18 asking students if they wanted 24/7 access to the Lounge, to which 97.9% of respondents indicated yes.
The building will feature new floor platforms to provide high-bay program space and allow natural light to penetrate core building areas.
Commencement weekend features OneMIT ceremony for Class of 2022 and in-person celebration for Classes of 2020 and 2021
“When we look at the COVID-19 response, we see we had good science, but not so good politics and public policy,” Okonjo-Iweala said.
This project has taken about a year and a half. We thought it would only take three months. A lot of why it took so long is because we keep on finding these insane threads and rabbit holes.
The 2015 CAP was also criticized for outlining very sparing goals, such as “reducing emissions by 32% by 2030.”
Dogan said that while AAI has “certain timelines in mind” for some recommendations, they “understand change, especially around course offering and hiring, takes time.”
The admissions office’s research reportedly found that standardized testing “significantly” improved the office’s ability to predict academic success at MIT, even when controlling for socioeconomic factors that correlate with testing.
I’m worried that DEI conversations at MIT have become increasingly polarized and people are more ready to disparage the other side of the debate. This is partly a reflection of our state as a nation. But I hope we can do better in SHASS.
The acceptance rate from this year is a slight decrease from last year (4.03%), with both marking a sharp decrease from pre-pandemic acceptance rates (approximately 7%).
In a campus updates meeting March 7, administrators stated that the plan to relax COVID-19 policies was finally being revisited after being derailed due to the onset of the omicron variant.
In the email, Stuopis outlined the infection rates, underscored the continuing mandatory masking policies, and highlighted a possible uptick in cases over the Thanksgiving-Christmas travel season.
Twenty Fourmal, a fall formal for the MIT Class of 2024, took place on Sunday, Oct. 24 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston. Approximately 600 students attended the event, organized by the 2024 Class Council.
Angrist’s work deals with interpreting the data from these natural experiments. The Prize citation emphasizes the influence of a 1994 paper that Angrist and Imbens co-wrote.
A Tim Ticket invitation is valid for seven consecutive days. Upon expiry, the MIT host may send a new invitation.
Nobles: In the Chancellor’s Office, we get to focus on the student experience inside and outside of the classroom, and we can help students grow into their whole selves here at MIT.
As chancellor, Nobles assumes one of the “Institute’s two most senior academic” positions — the chancellor (along with the provost) “reports to the president of MIT.”
The student survey was sent out on Sunday, May 2 via email, and asked students to rank the food options for each of three kiosks; these options would replace the previous vendors — Cafe Spice, Shawarma Shack, and Shinkansen Bullet Train.
Chen: One thing we could have improved on and will be improving on this coming year would be administrative transparency and the Institute committee process and embedding student voice in there.
Stuopis said that “from a public health perspective,” MIT “strongly encourages every member of our community to get vaccinated when they’re available,” and emphasized that “the best vaccine is the first vaccine you can get.”
The housing preference forms for both rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors are open until April 9.
The student presentations addressed the structure and process behind the Climate Action Plan (CAP), public engagement, investments, private engagement, on-campus sustainability, and education.
Respondents also reportedly felt that MIT “does a good job” providing sustainability education and “furthering climate research.”
Chen was charged by criminal complaint with wire fraud, failing to file a foreign bank account report (FBAR), and making a false statement in a tax return.
The report from the Committee on Guidelines for Outside Engagements describes the drafting and revision process with an emphasis on community engagement.
Previously, the MIT Employee Policy Manual allowed staff members to request two hours of unpaid time for voting on Election Day. The petition writes that not providing paid time off “discourages workers from voting.”
25 sophomores, 76 juniors, and 70 seniors opted to take leaves of absence (LOAs) for the fall term, Student Support Services Associate Dean James Collins wrote in an email to The Tech.