MIT to conduct reassessment of engagements with Saudi Arabia
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who allegedly authorized the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, visited MIT in March.
Family weekend, voting, PE classes
If you are voting absentee, check your state’s requirements and deadline as soon as possible; if you’ve already received your absentee ballot, don’t forget to mail it back in time.
Nor’easter season is coming
The recent rainy and at times stormy period culminated Tuesday afternoon in a bizarre sequence of New England autumn tornadoes, the closest of which occurred only about 30 miles south of the MIT campus.
Faculty share opinions on College of Computing in meeting, forum
“I sit on the bridge” between computing and other fields, Professor of Physics and EECS Isaac Chuang ’90 said at the meeting. “And I’m waiting for the bridge to collapse.”
MIT recycling rate cut in half due to contamination levels
In an effort they call “Reusable Revolution,” Davis and her team are working alongside custodial services and UA and GSC Sustainability to help the recycling rate recover.
College of Computing must make interdisciplinary work its prime directive
The vast bulk of the world’s most important problems and most interesting questions exist in the physical realm rather than the digital one, and computation shines best when used as a tool for facing these problems.
The necessity of prison abolition
Prisons are effectively re-institutionalizing slavery: it is a form of "neoslavery."
President Reif, cut MIT’s ties to Saudi Arabia now!
Students from the MIT Department of Political Science urge President Reif to cut ties to Saudi Arabia.
MITSO’s first concert of the 2018–2019 school year!
Just getting cozy and enjoying the show was literally impossible — whenever the music slowed, rolling like gentle waves, a thundering uproar from the lower registers would jar you back to the moment. The dynamic range of the orchestra was frankly very impressive. Kresge seemed to vibrate, literally, with the energy on the stage.
The Halloween you’ll never forget
Halloween uses its decade-long gap between movies to create a movie that is a wonderful balance of homage and novelty, with a narrative that centers on trauma and time.
Great acting combats disappointing direction
Based off the autobiographical memoirs Tweak by Nic Sheff and Beautiful Boy by David Sheff, Felix van Groeningen’s drama Beautiful Boy stars Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell as a drug-addict son (Nic) and his concerned father (David). What the film lacks in apt production choices, it at least partly makes up with beautiful acting by Chalamet and Carell alike.
Setting boundaries and breaking laws
Maybe forgetting to call your mom is a bad thing after all.
Steve Carell on addiction in ‘Beautiful Boy’
Steve Carell, an actor many may know and love from comedies such as The Office and 40-Year-Old Virgin, embarks on a project very different from much of his recent work. In an interview regarding his recent performance in the drama Beautiful Boy, Carell sheds light on his experience portraying the father of a crystal meth addict.
Good music and good times, what more can you ask for?
Shakespeare’s Gunpowder Plot twist
Before you get the wrong idea, this is not a Spark Notes rendition of the Scottish play, nor is it a hip, new adaptation set in the Bronx or L.A. This modern verse translation is the result of a concerted effort to make Shakespeare more accessible by to translating his plays into contemporary English.
Come to the Fun Home! The Bechdel Funeral Home, that is
The musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s memoir ‘Fun Home’ explores the death of Bechdel’s father and her coming out as lesbian, and how we try to distill truth from painful memories but can’t because we only have the leftovers and the emotions that still pour from them.
Head of the Charles Regatta 2018
The Head of the Charles Regatta (HOCR) is an annual rowing competition held in October on the Charles River.
Even if you reexamine the situation and conclude you made some mistakes, what’s done is done, and Auntie believes you should try to forget about it.