Housemasters discuss renaming position due to ‘feelings of offense’
A proposal to change the housemaster title is currently under discussion by housemasters and students alike.
A taste of winter
After an extended period of spring-like conditions, winter is returning to the Cambridge area. Today between three and eight inches of snow is expected to fall as a low pressure system moves northward along the eastern seaboard. As Massachusetts will be on the northwestern flank of the system as it moves by, there will be snow — with the possibility of large quantities depending on the path of the system. The National Weather Service has announced a winter storm warning for today. After the storm passes, temperatures should be cool, especially overnight, and the skies should be relatively clear.
Lean on Me to offer anonymous venue for student support
Andy Trattner ’17 and a team of students launched a mental health platform, Lean On Me, Tuesday. Students will be able to use the platform by texting a hotline to receive support from peers. The team includes Trattner as CEO, COO Linda Jing ’17, CTO Amin Manna ’17, and Board Member and MIT alumnus Nikhil Buduma ’15.
Letter from the Editor
From ongoing research and new publications, to awards, events, and initiatives, there is no shortage of news on MIT’s campus. Between start-ups, student life, classes, and competitions, how should we judge what to report on, and what to leave aside?
Museum of Math aims to show off ‘magic of math’ with ‘Beaver Run’
NEW YORK — The latest exhibit at the National Museum of Mathematics in Manhattan was supposed to have been put on display last fall, except it was not quite working.
In a recent visit to Italy, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told a group of Italian business leaders that Iran is the “safest and most stable country of the entire region.” Why, then, are leading global players tiptoeing around the regime? In the past month, four major world players — Italy, the U.S., France, and the U.K. — displayed conciliatory attitudes to Iran in different events.
IAP Orchestra performs Dvorak and Wagner
IAP Symphony Orchestra
Perfect season for MIT
The MIT men’s swimming and diving team defeated Amherst College by a 168-point margin. The victory ends the Engineers’ dual meet season with a perfect 7–0 record, the first time the Engineers have gone undefeated since the 2012–13 season.
Editor’s Note: Portraits of Resilience is a photography and narrative series by Prof. Daniel Jackson. Each installment consists of a portrait and a story, told in the subject’s own words, of how they found resilience and meaning in their life.