Students take part in innovation competition inside glass cube
Five students were confined to a glass cube outside Stata last weekend to rethink the ambulance of the future.
Blood drive, add date, flu shots
There will be a flu shot clinic Oct. 3 from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. in Walker Memorial.
Student leads protests alleging that MIT allowed rapist to return
Several pieces of chalkboard art in the Stata Center over the past few weeks have claimed that MIT allowed a rapist to return to campus.
MIT launches all-gender bathroom pilot
MIT has launched a pilot project designating four multi-stalled, non-residential bathrooms as all-gender.
MIT Yes on 3 urges students to vote to protect transgender rights
The current law prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity in places of “public accommodation, resort, and amusement,” along with race, sex, religion, and other grounds.
How was your (hot) summer?
You may be understandably cynical about the prospects for real action [on climate change], but remember, we’ve logged some recent massive successes on other fronts. We pulled 1 billion people out of extreme poverty. We’ve gone a long way toward healing the ozone hole. We essentially shut down acid rain, and more. We can solve climate change.
Fighting for safer biking and better transit in Cambridge
The city of Cambridge has just released a plan to improve conditions along Mass Ave for bikers, pedestrians, and buses. However, further changes are still necessary to support biking safety and public transportation.
The life of Gilda Radner
'Love, Gilda' thrived in its showcasing of Gilda Radner’s charm, most likely because it was told through her own words. However, it occasionally lacked in depth and provoked thoughts about comedy as a crutch for humanity.
‘Russian Subway Dogs’ is a punny canine platformer
At initial glance, the beta test of 'Russian Subway Dogs' by Spooky Squid Games Inc. is fun-to-play, charming, and quirky in its art style and character but has a high learning curve (for an average gamer like me) from level to level.
No offense, but get out
The trademark coarse-grained dialogue of Stephen Adly Guirgis returns in the New England premiere of Between Riverside and Crazy, an explosive comedy about an ex-cop bitterly fighting against eviction and injustice. Mounted by SpeakEasy Stage, the production is a thrilling and humorous depiction of urban life in New York with all of its challenges and contradictions.
Ride isn’t just another sports-type BMX movie
When a troubled child, John, who grew up within the tight grasps of a white supremacist gang, finally escapes juvenile prison, he ends up being fostered by an interracial couple. As John attempts to navigate through his new life, he finds unlikely solace in riding bikes.
‘Madeline’s Madeline’ is part mental illness, part performance, and whole immersion
If you like unhappy but unsad stories, this is the movie for you. 'Madeline’s Madeline' is volatile and chaotic but simultaneously grounding and hyperreal.
Two rooms and a sea of troubles
'Hamnet' is a raw, intimate portrait of William Shakespeare’s only son who died at the age of 11 and has ever since been shrouded in mist. It paints in broad, metaphysical strokes the relationship between father and son, while skirting around explicit literary analysis.
After some initial shortcomings, MIT Women’s Soccer has settled into its groove and won seven consecutive games, beginning with a stunning victory against Worcester State.
Photovoltaics and solar power
Tonio Buonassisi, the PI at MIT’s Photovoltaics Lab, recently took a trip to the Folgefonna National Park in Norway. There, he hiked across nearly 200 square km of glaciers. Under the crunch of snow with each step he took, he could hear the water rushing below him — more water than was normal for the ebbs and flows of a glacier’s natural lifetime — a constant reminder that his time to act was running out.