Bachelor of Science in Computation and Cognition (6-9) degree approved
The degree provides two tracks, one for those who are interested in human and machine intelligence, and another for those who are interested in neural systems.
Flexible Nuclear Science and Engineering (22-ENG) degree approved
According to the proposal, the new major was formed to cater to students “interested in careers outside of traditional nuclear industry jobs, including nuclear medicine, clean energy technologies, fusion, quantum engineering, and modeling/simulation.”
Implementation for new 150-block meal plan paused
“The pause will allow us to engage stakeholders for help with designing a meal plan structure that meets our goals for the dining program,” Director of Campus Dining Mark Hayes wrote in the email statement.
Computing Infrastructure working group holds forum
One critical topic was whether MIT should use cloud computing resources or computing resources created within the Institute.
Drop date, SpringFEST, major declaration
Drop date and the Baker piano drop are today. Students have until 11:59 p.m. to submit approved changes.
UA Innovation and Maize pilot free delivery service for off-campus food options
Right now, the pilot offers free delivery from Clover, but Yusuf stated that they are working to expand to include Life Alive, Whole Heart Provisions, Saloniki, and Chipotle.
Faculty vote to move commencement one week earlier
The changes will impact spring registration day, Patriots’ Day weekend, and finals week, and they will take effect May 2020.
Educational meritocracy is a farce
Segregation is alive and well, and before we discuss removing positive racial considerations from the college admissions process, we should focus on how we can level the educational playing field so we don’t have to have that discussion in the first place.
Echoes of the Slow World
BBC Sounds delivers its eco-futuristic drama set in a world without nature, asking the question: how might people living there respond to the sounds of nature that had been forgotten?
Talk, talk, talk
You can change your friends, but you should also probably change your thinking.