Ring Premiere, UROP Direct Funding, President’s Day
2021 Ring Premiere is this 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 at Kresge Auditorium.
This Valentine’s Day, fall in love with the weather
Boston doubled its snowfall total for the season this past Tuesday, as a brief snowstorm brought the city's snowfall total to 4.7 in (12 cm), the third lowest seasonal total to date on record.
Burton Conner scheduled to be closed for ‘renewal’ from June 2020 to August 2022
The renewal will primarily involve an “extensive infrastructure and building systems update,” including “modest updates to finishes and spaces.”
Faculty panel discusses rooming process design exercise
“We know there are some students who stay put because it’s the easy thing to do,” said John Essigmann, head of Simmons Hall and former head of New House. “What we need to do as a community is to find ways to get people to want to get out and explore.”
EECS department releases new computer science minor requirements
The new minor requires a total of 72 units, with up to 12 units of introductory level subjects, up to 63 units of basic level subjects, and at least 12 units of advanced level subjects.
IAP course Designing the First Year proposes improvements restructuring GIRs and learning communities
One team’s project, GIR Up, would “redefine and restructure the first-year GIR experience” by replacing final exams with a “culminating and interdisciplinary project.”
MIT COOP building to be demolished, replaced
The building the COOP currently occupies at 325 Main Street will be demolished and replaced with a new commercial building.
Voting, Burchard Scholars, spring housing forms
Voting day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Check your polling place at vote.org/polling-place-locator. For many who live on campus, your polling place is at Kresge Auditorium.
Faculty advisor responds to column on MIT India Conference
MIT India Conference faculty advisor S.P. Kothari responds to a guest column, "Shunned by Harvard, feted by MIT." He explains the reasoning behind allowing Dr. Swamy to speak.
Chancellor and provost respond to column on MIT India Conference
Chancellor Barnhart and Provost Schmidt respond to a guest column, "Shunned by Harvard, feted by MIT." They argue that freedom of expression is one of the institute's central values.
From mutual selection to mutual exclusion
Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart and DSL Dean Suzy Nelson's plans will remove mutual selection and threaten to diminish dorm culture.
Celebrating war criminals at MIT’s ‘ethical’ College of Computing
In lieu of celebrating the founding of the Schwarzman College of Computing, the MIT community should attend a different event organized by members of the MIT community to discuss the ethical issues of the college.
Financial support of MIT is unethical
The argument that MIT cannot cease working with the nation of Saudi Arabia without punishing its worthy scholars is a cynical (and unproven) smokescreen that serves to obscure a much less patatable idea — that state-sanctioned murder to silence a journalist can be rationalized as a minor transgression, so as not to damage a lucrative relationship.
Shunned by Harvard, feted by MIT
Subramanian Swamy, a member of India's current ruling party with a controversial past, is currently set to speak at the MIT India Conference. Students and faculty are calling on the Institute to disinvite him from the event.
Rona Wang ’21 talks identity, art, and writing the heroes of your own story
“That was something that was really important to me,” said Wang. “To write stories in which Chinese people or Chinese American people could be the heroes of their own stories.”
Human-scented perfume, bacteria-painted sculptures, mind-controlled sperm: art in the new era
Technology shapes the way one thinks and expresses. As the 21st century rapidly brings us closer to a world woven with the synthetic threads of artificial intelligence and automation, how will art react? This is one of many questions that fuels research-based artist, Ani Liu, in her transdisciplinary work. Her pieces encompass the intersection of aesthetics, science, design, and technology.
Cereal milk, transformed
If you grew up in the States, chances are you know cereal milk, potato chips, and birthday cake pretty well. But you've probably never had them the way Milk Bar presents them.
For the lonely and lovelorn this Valentine’s Day
A wise MIT professor once told Auntie that the hardest part of human life is finding love. With that in mind, Auntie presents Valentine’s Day selections about finding, and navigating, love.