Small crowd attends first State of the Undergraduate Association address
Monday night marked the first State of the UA address, headed by UA President Jonte D. Craighead ’13.
Macklemore is Spring Weekend headliner
The Undergraduate Association (UA) Events Committee has announced Macklemore featuring Ryan Lewis as the headliner for SpringFest 2013, MIT’s annual concert event. The concert will be on April 26 in Johnson, and the opener will be determined in the coming weeks. A survey sent by the committee in the fall showed “overwhelming” support for Macklemore, according to committee member Daniela M. Yuschenkoff ’14. The survey included other artists that, according to Yuschenkoff, were not touring far away or recording at the time of the concert, and also asked students what genres of music they would prefer.
Charges proposed for Syria
GENEVA — The U.N. Security Council should refer Syria to the International Criminal Court in The Hague to prosecute those responsible for war crimes and other abuses committed in nearly two years of conflict, Carla del Ponte, a U.N. human rights investigator, said Monday.
Brass Rat unveiled: 2015 Ring Premiere
It was a chilly 37-degrees as the Class of 2015 began to amass along the perimeter of Kresge on Friday. They came in droves — fraternities, sororities, halls, clubs — all individual groups, and yet on this night united for one reason: the premiere of the Class of 2015 Brass Rat.
China’s army seen as tied to hacking against US
On the outskirts of Shanghai, in a run-down neighborhood dominated by a 12-story white office tower, sits a People’s Liberation Army base for China’s growing corps of cyberwarriors. The building off Datong Road is the headquarters of PLA Unit 61398.
President Barack Obama’s chief of staff said Sunday that the White House had “grave concern” that national security was at risk, given the Senate Republicans’ delaying tactics in confirming both a new Pentagon chief and a director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Obama plan sets up long wait for citizenship for illegal immigrants
WASHINGTON — A plan by President Barack Obama for an overhaul of the immigration system would put illegal immigrants on a path to citizenship that could begin after about eight years and would require them to go to the back of the line behind legal applicants, according to a draft of the legislation that the White House has circulated within the administration.
JERUSALEM — His foreign minister had to resign after being accused of fraud. He was sharply criticized for his government’s handling of Prisoner X, who committed suicide in prison. And now this, which made front-page news in Israel this weekend: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stands accused of dipping into state coffers for an ice cream budget of $2,700 a year.
Pipeline call gives Obama new problems either way
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama faces a knotty decision in whether to approve the much-delayed Keystone oil pipeline: a choice between alienating environmental advocates who overwhelmingly supported his candidacy or causing a deep and perhaps lasting rift with Canada.
As Assad holds firm, Obama could revisit arms policy
WASHINGTON — When President Barack Obama rebuffed four of his top national security officials who wanted to arm the rebels in Syria last fall, it put an end to a debate of several months over how aggressively Washington should respond to the strife there that has now left nearly 70,000 dead.
When being unemployed is a barrier to finding a job
NEW YORK — The sign outside the diner said help wanted. But when Albert Mango said he was out of work, he was told there was no opening there.
Violent television affects children’s behavior, study says
Experts have long known that children imitate many of the deeds — good and bad — that they see on television. But it has rarely been shown that changing a young child’s viewing habits at home can lead to improved behavior.
Rain tonight, followed by a dry week
The Boston area received a quick blast of winter weather on Sunday, when Logan Airport recorded 5.1 inches of snow. The fresh snow on top of the ice-coated snow remaining from the previous weekend’s snow storm made for slippery conditions. The cold temperatures of Sunday and Monday will make way for highs today in upper 40°Fs, as a warm front associated with a low pressure system in the Great Lakes rotates through our region. It will bring with it showers (mostly rain) this afternoon and evening. Following the passage of the associated cold front tonight, Wednesday and Thursday will be slightly colder than normal with blustery winds. The weather will moderate somewhat on Friday before our next chance for precipitation on the weekend. Five days out, there is still uncertainty, but at the moment it looks like a mix of rain and snow.
A story in Friday’s issue on the CPW event cap mistakenly indicated that DormCon lowered the cap, when in fact it was the Admissions Office. The same article named Kelly E. Snyder ’14 CPW Chair of East Campus; she actually the president of EC.
UPCOMING HOME EVENTS
Thursday, February 21
Engineers take 6 events out of 7
With day two of the 2013 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Swimming and Diving championships completed, the MIT men’s team held on to the lead that they had established the day before. The Engineers won six of the seven events, bringing their point total to 750. Springfield College took over the second place spot with 438 points.
Becoming a mentor
“True education does not consist merely in the acquiring of a few facts of science, history, literature, or art, but in the development of character.”
A Lunar New Year celebration
Lunar New Year celebrations generally evoke images of fireworks, mountains of delicious food, and a table surrounded by family. In most East Asian countries, Lunar New Year is the largest and most important holiday of the year. Unfortunately, on Lunar New Year’s Eve this year, Cambridge was engulfed by the snowstorm Nemo, and students were trapped within the confines of their residences. Yet on this dreary February 9th evening, Ashdown House was hosting a Lunar New Year celebration, co-sponsored by ARCADE (Assisting Recurring Cultural And Diversity Events).
Events Feb. 19 - Feb. 25
Events Feb. 19 – Feb. 25 Tuesday (3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Contrasting Secular & Religious Agenda Terror and Guerrilla Warfare: From Che Guevara to Osama bin Laden — E40-496 (5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) Convergence Journalism? Emerging Documentary and Multimedia forms of News panel — E14-633 Wednesday (5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.) Kevin Jerome Everson: “Recent Practice” multimedia presentation — 5-135 (8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) FILM + improvisation=FiLmprov!, live improvisational music — 14W-111 Thursday (5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.) Steve Pinker: The Evolutionary Psychology of Religion lecture series — 32-155 (7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) Urban Films: Street Fight — 66-110 Friday (10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) Using big data to discover tacit knowledge and improve learning DUE Education talk — 3-270 (8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) An Evening with Jim Gaffigan — W16 Saturday (7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) Mocha Showcase 2013 — Kresge Little (8:00 p.m.) Queen Esther’s Ball — Walker Memorial Morss Hall Monday (4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) Simulating adulthood: Junior republics and the invention of modern youth — E51-095 (5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.) India’s Urban Transformation: The Full Story — E40-496 Send your campus events to email@example.com.