Halloween on campus
The MIT student community, as well as some faculty, joined in the celebrations by showing up to their daily activities wearing costumes Oct. 31.
Next Haunt spooks students for fifth year
This haunted house/escape the room game based in Next House draws hundreds of students each year.
Another week, another rainy nor’easter
The unsettled weather pattern of late is poised to advance Boston’s unusually wet autumn as yet another nor'easter races up the coast Friday night.
MITHenge, spring housing, Veterans Day
MITHenge will take place Nov. 10, 11, and 12 at around 4:20 p.m. along the Infinite Corridor. Remember to take proper safety precautions when observing this astronomical event!
Reflecting on MIT’s third annual Title IX report
Taking a look at MIT's latest released Title IX Annual Report in relation to past reports and those of peer institutions.
Folk Dance Club de-recognized by ASA
As of Nov. 1, the MIT Folk Dance Club, which sponsored Israeli, contra, and international dancing groups, is no longer recognized as a student group by the ASA, marking the end of a six-decades-long tradition at MIT.
E38 and E39 exterior restorations in progress
Buildings E38 and E39 in Kendall Square are being renovated as part of the Kendall Square Initiative. They will contain retail space, graduate housing, and the MIT Admissions office, among other things.
Vassar Street undergrad residence hall foundation almost complete
Work on the foundation for a new undergraduate residence hall on Vassar Street is nearing completion, and work on its superstructure — the construction above ground — is scheduled to start this week.
Visa issues prevent several international students from attending iGEM Giant Jamboree
Several international students found themselves unable to attend this year’s iGEM Giant Jamboree, the culminating event of the iGEM synthetic biology competition, due to visa issues relating to their nationality.
The next generation of bioengineers is not allowed into the U.S.
Though iGEM was founded at MIT, the competition needs to be hosted in a different country in light of the U.S.’s current immigration policies.
Socialism: What it is and how to fight for it
Young people need to understand what socialism is and to join the fight for socialism.
Colors, commentary, and confetti
Half live music, half film screening, with bouts of audience interaction and Q&A throughout, this was the most oddly formatted music event we’ve ever attended.
‘Alice in Wonderland’ meets ‘The Nutcracker’
Its ending makes you feel a little warm inside, and it even snows to give the Christmas effect, but there are better holiday feel-goods out there.
‘The Chalk Cycle’ is a 3-in-1 drama about parenthood
MTA’s performance of The Chalk Cycle was a driving, emotional spectacle. The triple-threat cast — which could sing, dance and play violin — put on a brilliant show.
A dish beyond imagination: Clover Food Lab’s Meatball Sandwich
Unlike the other items at Clover that celebrate plants in their natural form, the Impossible Meatball Sandwich turns the inconceivable to reality. The meatball is made using something called Impossible Meat, a vegan meat substitute.
Advising the advisor
Instead of telling your students not to work a specific kind of job, encourage them to be a specific kind of person — one who is awake in the world.
How technology impacts the democratic process
The MIT programs in Anthropology, History, and Science, Technology and Society (STS) invited a multidisciplinary panel of experts specializing in topics relating to the interaction of emerging technologies with society and government to speak about their work to interested attendees.
A collaborative quest
BeeMee was developed by Niccolo Pescetelli, a human psychologist working to understand the dynamics of human collective intelligence, and Dr. Iyad Rahwan, a scientist who leads the Scalable Cooperation group at the MIT Media Lab. This immersive social event invites Internet users to work together to stop AI Zookd from succeeding in his mission.