HackMIT no longer admits all MIT students
Workshops and talks will be open to the entire MIT community.
Next House required to implement opt-out for first-year squatting despite house vote against it
Next House President Jessica Tang ’20 said discussions with Barnhart and Nelson led Next Exec to think that they could “vote on whether an opt-out option was to be implemented at all.”
Interim ICEO Alyce Johnson reflects on her time at MIT
“I always felt like I belonged. That’s a very enriching feeling.”
6-9 Masters of Engineering approved
The 6-9 MEng. program consists of 66 units of coursework, an additional four graduate classes in EECS and BCS, two mathematics classes, and a 24-unit thesis.
Data presented on Phase One of the CUP Experiment
The percentage of first-years who reported “feeling overwhelmed by all they had to do” increased from 49 percent in 2015 to 65 percent in 2019.
Great Dome transformed into Captain America’s shield
Chris Evans, the actor who plays Captain America in the film, retweeted an article about the hack on Monday morning with the caption, “Very cool!”
Computing Infrastructure working group holds forum
One critical topic was whether MIT should use cloud computing resources or computing resources created within the Institute.
TechMart and Student Center dining to undergo changes, renovations
A group of students and staff will examine ways to improve the food variety and quality in the Student Center.
6-9, 22-ENG majors proposed at faculty meeting
Two new Bachelor of Science majors were proposed at the faculty meeting March 20. One is a joint major between the EECS and Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) departments, and the other is a flexible nuclear science engineering major.
Protesters gather against College of Computing celebration
At intermittent points, organizers led protestors in chants, such as “Kissinger you can’t hide, you committed genocide.”
Burton Conner residents concerned about dorm renewal
BC Exec was not involved in formulating the move-out process, including the decision that students would move out in groups of eight, Zhang said. She noted that eight is already the maximum number of students that can apply to move in a group in the current housing switch lottery.