Reif ‘disturbed’ by results of MIT’s sexual assault survey
MIT released the results Monday of the sexual assault survey sent to all undergraduate and graduate students in April. Seventeen percent of female undergraduate respondents said that they had experienced behaviors defined as sexual assault at MIT, and President L. Rafael Reif said he is “disturbed by the extent and nature of the problem.”
East Campus website offers glimpse into residential life
Undergraduate students from the east side of campus have set up a website called “This is the East Side” that offers a glimpse into residential life at MIT. The project was prompted by a general “distrust that so many students have for the administration” and a community dinner with Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart PhD ’88 at East Campus, according to Jessica M. Parker ’15, the president of East Campus. Parker said that she and others involved in the project hope that it will narrow the “gap in perspective” between students and the administration.
A Tech profile of undocumented students at MIT last Friday used a misleading word to describe the implementation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The policy was ordered by the Obama administration, not “passed.”
49-person assembly limit lifted for Cambridge, Brookline fraternities
Newly increased temporary assembly limits for MIT fraternity houses in Cambridge and Brookline were announced in an email to the Interfraternity Council executive board last Thursday.
NEW YORK — Around the time New Yorkers started fretting over the city’s first diagnosis of Ebola on Thursday, Sal Pain began drawing up plans for four decontamination chambers, customized for a cramped Harlem hallway.
A final October warmup
Even though November is just around the corner, the Institute will experience temperatures more typical of mid-to-late September in the next couple of days. As a cold front approaches from the west, a high pressure system will remain situated to our southeast, leading to mostly sunny skies and warm-air advection. Until the front reaches eastern New England, winds will be from the south and southwest, allowing temperatures to rocket into the high 60s and low 70s (°F) this afternoon and tomorrow. The cold front will pass through tomorrow evening, bringing the possibility of rain showers as it returns temperatures to more seasonally-appropriate levels.
Trying to raise profile of climate change for Washington voters
SEATTLE — The effort by a California billionaire named Thomas F. Steyer to bolster global climate change measures in Washington has turned the battle over the state Senate into one of the most expensive legislative elections in state history.
School gunman used texts to gather victims at lunch, police say
SEATTLE — The student who opened fire with a handgun in his high school cafeteria Friday morning in northwest Washington state, killing two and wounding three, arranged through text messages for the five fellow students to be there together, police investigators said Monday.
Seeking unity, US revamps Ebola protocol
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government on Monday tried to take charge of an increasingly acrimonious national debate over how to treat people in contact with Ebola patients by announcing guidelines that stopped short of tough measures in New York and New Jersey and were carefully devised, officials said, not to harm the effort to recruit badly needed medical workers to West Africa.
Netanyahu expedites plan for new homes in East Jerusalem
JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday that Israel would fast-track planning for more 1,060 new apartments in populous Jewish neighborhoods of East Jerusalem, a move that appears calibrated to appeal to the maximum number of Israelis while causing the minimum damage to Israel internationally, according to Israeli analysts.
KIEV, Ukraine — In a parliamentary election with historic ramifications, Ukrainians overwhelmingly reaffirmed on Sunday their support for the ideals of the February revolt in the Maidan and the country’s push to the West, while rejecting far-right nationalist parties.
New York City agency and vendor bilked Medicaid, US says
NEW YORK — Federal authorities have accused New York City officials of a five-year scheme to defraud Medicaid, working with a contractor to exploit loopholes in Medicaid’s computerized billing system to collect reimbursements that amount to tens of millions of dollars.
Wildfires and melody
Ryan Gray sure knows how to set an audience on fire.
UPCOMING HOME EVENTS
Tuesday, October 28
Last minute block secures MIT win
It all came down to the final minute in a battle of undefeated New England Football Conference (NEFC) teams when Anthony M. Emberley ’17 blocked an extra point attempt with 42 seconds left to lift MIT to secure a thrilling, 35-34, win over Western New England University. The victory keeps MIT undefeated at 6-0 (4-0 NEFC) and snapped Western New England’s win streak at six games, dropping the Golden Bears to 6-1 (3-1 NEFC).
MIT hosts first Taekwando tournament of the season
On last Sunday, Oct. 19, the MIT Sport Taekwondo Club organized and competed in the first Eastern Collegiate Taekwondo Conference (ECTC) tournament of the season. Hosted on campus at the Johnson Athletics Center, the tournament attracted over 420 competitors from 23 schools. Showing MIT’s depth across several divisions, 43 team members competed with strong performances in a long day of forms and sparring.
Men’s soccer defeated by Springfield 1-0 Saturday
Springfield College’s Brian Malone netted the match’s only goal at 20:32 as the Pride defeated MIT, 1-0, on Saturday, October 25 at Roberts Field at Steinbrenner Stadium in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play. With the win, Springfield improves to 7-5-5 overall and 2-3-1 in conference play, while MIT falls to 6-5-4 and 2-4.
There are times when I’m on the MIT campus and I want some quiet. I enjoy being around people, but in the bustle of campus activities, sometimes you need some thinking space. Here are some of my favorite places to stay when I want a relaxing environment to work, chomp on food, or sleep.
Events Oct. 28 – Nov. 03
Events Oct. 28 – Nov. 03 Tuesday (4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.) Examining Ebola Interdisciplinary Panel — 4-163 (4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.) Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia? — E40-496 Wednesday (11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.) MIT Events Fair 2014, sponsored by CAC — W20 3rd floor (5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.) MISTI Info Session: India, food provided — E40-496 Thursday (7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) Ultimate Truths: Comparing Science and the Humanities, sponsored by MIT Communications Forum — 32-123 Friday (12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.) Starr Forum: Palestine Now, a conversation with Husam Zomlot — E40-496 (8:00 p.m. – 11:45 p.m.) Persian Students Association Halloween Party, $12 MIT, $16 non-MIT — Lobdell Saturday (6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) Deepavali and Hari Raya Celebration hosted by MITMASA — 6-120 (8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) Chongyang Festival Game Night — W20-307 Sunday (4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) Shakespeare Ensemble presents Othello — W20, La Sala de Puerto Rico (6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) Diwali Night 2014, hosted by MIT Sangam — Kresge auditorium Monday (5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.) MISTI Info Session: Singapore, food provided — E40-496 Send your campus events to firstname.lastname@example.org.