Junot Díaz to stay as Pulitzer board member
The Pulitzer Prize board found no evidence against Junot Díaz regarding #MeToo allegations. MIT previously decided to keep Díaz as a faculty member.
Annual festival celebrates Asian cultures
Nightmarket is an annual festival of Asian culture organized by several Asian groups across campus, including the Asian American Association, the Chinese Students Club, and the Association of Taiwanese Students.
DeVos proposes reduced burden on universities investigating sexual misconduct, more rights for accused parties
The proposed policies would guarantee students accused of sexual assault the right to cross-examine their accuser in a live hearing through a third party, such as a lawyer. Colleges would only be required to investigate incidents occurring on their campuses or at their programs.
Drop date, Thanksgiving break, PE registration
The deadline to drop a full-term subject is tomorrow. Changes from credit to listener must also be made by this date.
This upcoming Thanksgiving break looks to be a frigid one. Temperatures will drop to near record cold values in the teens and twenties °F Wednesday and Thursday before warming back up on Friday into the 30s.
MIT’s budgetary process
MIT’s budgetary process involves allocating over $3.6 billion in revenue and requires carefully balancing priorities; influencing factors range from new equipment to student financial aid.
What the College of Computing can do for both MIT and society
History has shown us that science has the potential to do more harm than good, and the College of Computing is a testament to MIT's responsibility to make sure it is used properly.
Response to “Grad students suffer from lagging support”
"We are pleased by our very meaningful collaboration with graduate student groups and others on these topics [and] we invite all graduate students to join us in creating an even better MIT."
Arnold Schoenberg brings his music to Hollywood
This opera’s Schoenberg is a creative player, but also a fighter; he cycles around and around before accepting Judaism, he hurtles forward into the future with his musical sensibilities, he falls in love and loses people and runs, but he eventually finds a home in himself.
No longer erased
Boy Erased is filled with passionate performances by the actors, beautifully shot, and genuinely thought-provoking. Without preaching about what is right or wrong, the movie exposes how horrifying conversion therapy can be and its toll on family and beliefs. Most of all, the film addresses how difficult but worthwhile it is to love, whether it concerns romance, family, or even oneself.
‘You never met a monster you couldn’t love’
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald picks up a few months after Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, with Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and company chasing after Grindelwald’s (Johnny Depp) and Credence’s (Ezra Miller) trails. The overall tone of this movie is much darker than the first, though there are still plenty scenes of humor and charm that gives audiences a breather from worrying about the impending doom by Grindelwald.
Ralph memes the Internet
Ralph and Vanellope do not have a perfect friendship, but that’s what made the movie even better.
Teen Flynn McGarry cooks smoked sauces, elegant emulsions, and fragrant foams for dinner
At the ripe age of 11 and a half, Flynn McGarry began to host a supper club called Eureka in his mother’s dining room. He enlisted his friends to staff his dinners, but after being invited to appear on the Today Show, star on the cover for New York Times, and cook with at pop-up restaurant events with the world’s most prestigious chefs, Flynn outgrew the walls of his home.
The Captain did it
Lucas Pope’s newest game masterfully takes advantage of a unique style to produce a mystery-adventure experience that is near-perfectly built and paced.
An American story of resilience and vulnerability, DACAmented
Anner waits until the audience is deeply acquainted with his sense of belonging in the United States, before giving us a scene set in Guatemala or a scene about his parent’s pasts. Some of the most impactful scenes are the ones showing what his mother went through to get to the United States; he rapidly switches between physicalizing her fear and pain and returning to his monologue retelling, escalating the tension and stress of the scene.
Preparing for disaster
The Urban Risk Lab, led by Associate Professor of Architecture and Urbanism Miho Mazereeuw, aims to develop and provide integrated solutions for disaster preparedness, focusing on natural disasters and environmental impact research.