Pre-registration, Winterfest, Tech Twinkles
Pre-registration for spring term opens Monday, Dec. 3 at 9 a.m. The deadline to initiate pre-registration is Dec. 27 at 5 p.m.
MIT Title IX comments on DeVos’s policy on sexual harassment
“We will continue to administer a fair, impartial, and transparent complaint-handling process to all parties involved in sexual misconduct cases,” the statement said.
Students share opinions on new College of Computing
At the student forum on the College of Computing held Oct. 25, several audience members raised questions regarding how the college will approach diversity, and MIT’s mission and relationship with donors.
Provost provides updates on College of Computing at faculty meeting
Provost Martin Schmidt commented that it is “likely that it makes sense” to have a department of electrical engineering within the college.
Chinese scientist claims first gene-edited babies have been born
“Although I appreciate the global threat posed by HIV, at this stage, the risk of editing embryos to knock out CCR5 seems to outweigh the potential benefits," CRISPR co-inventor Feng Zhang said.
Cold, wet, and rainy. Again.
This fall has been one of the wettest in recorded history for Boston, and that trend continues into this weekend with showers predicted throughout the weekend.
Professor Tod Machover talks Schoenberg, composing for opera, and the power of words
In an interview with The Tech, Machover discusses Schoenberg’s legacy, the challenges of adapting his life into an opera, and how it all came together.
The wronged Maria Callas
Tom Volf’s documentary about Maria Callas aims to dispel the gossip about the late operatic soprano by using only her own words. With this challenge, the film creates a portrait of Callas’s life that is intelligent but marred by presentation issues.
Another disappointing remake
While small portions of the movie could be enjoyable, the overall film is a mess. It’s a wonder how Robin Hood was able to make it to the light of day, and I wouldn’t recommend anyone wasting their time on this movie.
BSO continues its 2018-19 season under the fantastic dramatism of director Andris Nelsons, with the fantastic dramatism of – cue dun-dun-dun-DUN… Beethoven!
A family bound not by blood, but shoplifting, steals your heart
Japanese society is defined by homogeneous organization. But beneath a shell of structure pulses a harsh underworld of oppression, overwork, and exploitation. 'Shoplifters,' a film directed by Kore-eda Hirokazu, poignantly uncovers the overlooked struggles of an oddball group of people who consider one another family, despite lacking biological relation.
All about Auntie
This week, in lieu of actual questions, Auntie Matter narcissistically decided to invent and answer questions about herself.
Nine weird food combinations in my life
Sometimes when you’re a poor college student, you just put the things in your cupboard together. Other times you realise you just had a weird childhood.
The next generation of materials
The Electrochemical Materials Lab focuses on finding new ways to process ceramic and glass, leveraging new methods and design paradigms towards new device functionalities that have the potential to make our phones and computers smaller, faster, and smarter than ever before.