President Reif addresses ties between MIT and Epstein at faculty meeting
“There were many assumptions mentioned today. I don’t blame you for the assumptions you made. I want to beg you, honest to goodness, wait a little longer," Reif said.
Richard Stallman resigns from MIT after facing backlash over Minsky comments
Stallman wrote, “We can imagine many scenarios, but the most plausible scenario is that she [Giuffre] presented herself to him as entirely willing.”
Dorms implement new room assignment procedures
The administration is working on gathering “quantitative data” and “qualitative feedback” on how these new rooming procedures were implemented
MacGregor, New House most popular FYRE destinations
MacGregor and New House overtook Simmons and Maseeh to become the most popular dorms to move into during FYRE.
#They Knew protesters rally against MIT’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein
After the program of scheduled speakers ended, members of the crowd were also invited to speak in an open mic session, and about thirty minutes later, the protest culminated with a march to Reif’s office, where protesters delivered their signs and continued to voice their dissatisfaction with the Institute’s administration.
Literature minor introduces new film track
At most two of the classes, still with film analysis as the primary focus, can be taken in a section outside of literature. These non-literature classes can comprise, but are not limited to, film-related courses in comparative media studies, anthropology, global studies and language, and women’s and gender studies.
Deputy Executive Vice President Tony Sharon to retire after 20 years of service
The Tech asked how fun life at MIT was out of 10. Sharon answered, “It was cyclical, but if I integrate over the curve I would say eight.” He added, “I wouldn’t have kept coming back if it was not fun.”
Final exam schedules, Career Fair, minor completion date
Final exam schedules have been posted on https://finalexams.mit.edu/.
In defense of President Reif
President Reif’s positions on so many other decisions directly affecting students have demonstrated a degree of integrity and political courage that I have found both encouraging and increasingly rare among our leaders today.
Why I am #ClimateStriking instead of attending the career fair
The current climate and ecological crisis calls for nothing short of rebellion. The least I can do is to take a stand against those stealing my future, our future, and the future of humanity.
MIT’s Climate Inaction Plan
The MIT community must truly be engaged with redefining MIT’s research priorities and imagining a more sustainable campus. Those changes will have profound impacts on everybody’s life here.
Two donors, two deaths, two responses
We must be concerned with the impression made on our students in condemning one donor for personal crimes and entirely overlooking the destructive transgressions of another, especially when the latter involves disinformation and attacks on science — the very antithesis of MIT’s mission as an educational institution.
Join the Global Climate Strike this Friday
MIT students should join the Global Climate Strike and take part in the worldwide movement that is mobilizing to combat the climate crisis.
A call to step up in response to Reif’s most recent letter
The current culture has reduced the importance of academic integrity and personal ethics in favor of rankings, volume of research papers, and fame. We need to return to that guiding light of what led us all here to come to MIT to the first place.
A call for radical transparency over MIT’s relationship to Epstein
The Reif-Epstein matter will remain swirled in controversy and conjecture until MIT makes a transparent release of all emails, documents, and minutes related to Epstein.
‘The Goldfinch’ moves little more than a still picture
The length of 'The Goldfinch' — two-and-a-half hours — drags the talented cast down, but it’s not that long movies are necessarily bad. The problem is that it does not have enough redeeming qualities or any reason to be that long, so you’re left wondering, “When is this going to end?”
‘Ad Astra:' Into the stars but not interstellar
As Astronaut McBride goes against all odds to journey into space to see his father one more time, the film accurately characterizes the bond between a parent and a child and how far we are willing to go for those that we love. Brad Pitt’s new space movie presents a not-so-distant future with stunning cinematography that leaves you excited for the future of space travel.