Historic snowfall will not abate
The greater Boston area has experienced record-setting snow over the past three weeks, and snowfall will continue at least through the weekend.
The headline on a Feb. 3 article in The Tech incorrectly stated that a climate action ‘plan’ would be submitted to President L. Rafael Reif by commencement. In fact, a ‘report’ is expected to be released to the community at that time. Community feedback on the report will inform the creation of a ‘plan.’
New housemaster welcomed by dorm
Professor Jay Scheib, newly appointed housemaster of Senior House, said he’s excited to become part of what he calls a “really special place.” Registration Day found him and half the house residents eating Chinese takeout on the floor of his then-unfurnished apartment. As per Scheib’s request, most were sporting “creative cocktail attire.”
Enrollment figures released for most popular classes
A look at this semester’s course enrollment statistics reveals that eight of the 19 undergraduate courses with more than 200 students are in Course 6, MIT’s largest undergraduate major. Only two GIRs (the introductory biology class 7.013 and the electromagnetism class 8.02) had that many students.
MIT closed Tuesday, joining many but not all area colleges
Just over six feet of snow have fallen in Boston these past 18 days, setting new records in terms of both depth and speed, according to Weather.com. MIT was among the many institutions that shut down Monday and Tuesday due to the snowstorm that led Governor Charlie Baker to declare a state of emergency Monday night.
The importance of active commemoration of history
This year marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi concentration camp. In honor of its liberation, Jan. 27 has historically served as International Holocaust Memorial Day. On that day this year, the BBC’s Big Question segment posed the following: “Is the time coming to lay the Holocaust to rest?”
Julianne Moore shines in Still Alice
In Still Alice, Julianne Moore plays Dr. Alice Howland, 50, a celebrated psycholinguistics professor at Columbia. During the middle of a lecture, she draws a blank on a word related to her research. She apologizes, smiles and after a long pause fills the sentence with the word “thingy”. Shortly after, as she is jogging around campus her vision becomes blurry and she becomes absolutely disoriented. She tries to find known places, but nothing looks familiar.
Men's basketball coasts to 20-point win
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — MIT put together a strong offensive game, shooting over 57 percent on its way to a 78-58 win over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s basketball game. Senior Matt Redfield (Los Altos, Calif.) and junior Justin Pedley (Kennewick, Wash.) each scored 20 points for MIT. Junior Kevin Alvarez (Key Biscayne, Fla.) led Coast Guard with 19 points.
MIT cricket team claims title
MIT was crowned the 2014-2015 American College Cricket (ACC) league home and away champion in its first full season finishing with a 13-7 win-loss record. MIT finished ahead of local rivals Harvard in a league that comprised the likes of Boston University, Northeastern University, Dartmouth, Yale, and Princeton.
Women's basketball wins tightly contested match
WORCESTER, Mass. — For the second game in a row, junior Sabrina Drammis (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) hit key free throws late in regulation as she helped the MIT women’s basketball team defeat NEWMAC foe Clark University, 47-44, on Saturday. Drammis drained both of her shots at the charity stripe with 1:12 to go and then added another with six seconds left to finish with 13 points along with nine rebounds and two blocks for the Engineers (9-12, 5-7 NEWMAC).