News In Review Timeline
The end of a year is a notoriously arbitrary occasion for reflection, and the end of a volume of The Tech is perhaps an even weirder time for contemplation. But my yearlong term as editor in chief tied me to the news at MIT — stories that were by turns surprising, bizarre, and heartbreaking — so this seems to me an apt opportunity to look back.
How fraternities should move forward
Editor’s Note: This column originally ran in the October 7, 2014 issue of The Tech.
Changes to drug & alcohol policies inconsistent and irrational
Editor’s Note: This column originally ran in the September 5, 2014 issue of The Tech.
The right (and wrong) reasons to buy into Bitcoin
Editor’s Note: This column originally ran in the November 4, 2014 issue of The Tech.
Enhancing student impact on community decisions
Editor’s Note: This column originally ran in the March 7, 2014 issue of The Tech.
Fighting sexual assault can’t be optional for MIT students
Editor’s Note: This column originally ran in the October 31, 2014 issue of The Tech.
OPINION IN REVIEW:
From specific changes to Institute policy to analysis of the evolving relationship between students and the administration, opinion contributors explored a wide range of issues relevant to the MIT community in 2014.
The Tech’s Best of 2014
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ARTS IN REVIEW:
As in previous years, Boston was a prominent center of eclectic and exciting cultural events in 2014. In addition to hosting internationally known musicians and performers, like St. Vincent, The Knife, and Lily Allen, it also allowed up-and-coming recording artists and singer-songwriters like Holly Herndon, MØ, and London Grammar to showcase their work to the city’s concert-goers. Boston Calling, a musical festival that has now become the city’s trademark event, brought many musicians in the spring and fall, bolstering Boston’s cultural importance. Boston Ballet provided fans of ballet with versatile productions, from Cinderella and Pricked to Jewels and Close to Chuck. Those who appreciate theater and performance arts had many opportunities to see famous actors and performers, like Mikhail Baryshnikov, in Boston’s theater centers. The city was also a hub for movie screenings — the most critically acclaimed movies of 2014, such as The Grand Budapest Hotel, Birdman, and Boyhood, attracted extra attention.