Turnout at MIT precinct increases in Cambridge elections
MIT’s precinct 2-2 had a 252.8% voter increase from 2015 to 2017, according to Cambridge Election Commission data.
Thefts reported in East Campus
East Campus residents reported a backpack, credit cards, and two laptops stolen, according to a “timely warning” email issued by MIT Police Nov. 15.
Drop date, blood drive, Red Line
Drop date is Nov. 22. Remember to get in touch with your advisor if you plan to drop a class, and remember to click the final submit button after their approval!
Multiple rain chances over the next several days
The Northeast will see several chances for rain over the next several days as a train of low pressure systems moves rapidly across the northern United States and southern Canada.
GWAMIT organizes discussion of sexual harassment in wake of celebrity accusations
Representatives from five administrative offices convened Nov. 3 to discuss sexual harassment at an event put on by Graduate Women at MIT, an organization which advocates for female graduate students.
Vanu Bose, Class of ’87 and Corporation member, dies
Vanu Bose ’87, a member of the MIT Corporation and a leader in bringing cellular coverage to underserviced regions in the U.S. and abroad, died Saturday of a sudden pulmonary embolism at age 52.
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act may increase grad student taxes by $10,000 or more
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, set to go before the House of Representatives for a floor vote, has caused widespread concern on campus, specifically regarding Section 1204, which may add previously excluded qualified tuition reductions to graduate students’ taxable income. According to President L. Rafael Reif and the Graduate Student Council, this could increase the taxes of each of MIT’s nearly 7,000 graduate students’ by $10,000 or more.
Coffeehouse Lounge re-opens as study and relaxation space
The Coffeehouse Lounge on the third floor of the Stratton Student Center (W20) reopened last month as a space for students to “study, hangout, and relax,” according to promotional boards posted around the first floor. The room is now key-card controlled to limit access to MIT students during the academic year.
Tea with Teachers aims to bridge “student-teacher gap”
Walking into the UA office, it was quite surprising to witness the small and closed setting where the interview with Prof. Eric Lander, conducted by Tea with Teachers (TwT), was scheduled to take place. There were two cushioned chairs facing each other in front of a table with tea and a tray of biscuits, and the promise of a peek into a rarely seen side of professors.
There will be no war
It is far too easy nowadays to become overwhelmed with all the strife and conflict worldwide. On all outlets of media, from CNN to Facebook, we find ourselves presented with disaster after disaster, crisis after crisis, war after war. And yet the last fifteen years have been some of the safest the Earth has ever seen.
Lady Bird: A funny, bittersweet tale of female adolescence
Throughout the movie, Lady Bird and her mother’s conversations slip to and from endearing moments of mother-daughter synchronicity to irate bickering in a way that is both hilarious and entirely familiar.
They did succeed on Broadway (and in La Sala)
Monty Python’s Spamalot follows the adventures of King Arthur and his faithful sidekick, Patsy, as they embark on a journey across England to enlist knights and find the famed Holy Grail.
The brutalist beauty of ‘Obsidian Tear’
This isn’t your typical ballet. You get this feeling as soon as you hear the sound of feet hitting the ground.
The greedy, horrific, but fairly moving tale of Mr. Burke and Mr. Hare’s victims
“The people of Edinburgh aren’t… dying… QUICKLY ENOUGH!!!” Here cry the despairing voices of the schools of anatomy. The cadavers are running low, so study is restricted. Gravedigging is illegal, and only those who die as criminals or as otherwise properly indicated by the state are allowed to be sold for science, so supply is limited.