Two committees formed to examine MIT’s outside engagements
The findings and recommendations will be shared with the MIT community for comment by spring 2020.
MIT groups collaborate to create community sustainability garden
UA Sustain, MIT’s Office of Sustainability, and MIT Ground Services collaborated to create The Hive, a sustainability garden located on Saxon Lawn near Walker Memorial. The garden is the product of a 2017 survey conducted by UA Sustain. According to the Office of Sustainability, the survey indicated great student interest in a community garden.
MIT Library workers campaign to unionize
If a majority of library workers vote to unionize, AFSCME would become the workers’ exclusive bargaining agent for pay, hours, and other conditions of employment.
Flu shot, family weekend, physical education
Missed getting your flu shot? Make an appointment to get a flu shot by calling MIT Medical’s Flu Line at 617-253-4865 now until Nov. 25.
The struggle to democratize MIT
“Those who make unethical decisions for personal and institutional gain continue to do so without accountability, enabled by MIT’s entrenched system of top-down, closed-door decision-making."
Seth Lloyd should not be teaching at MIT
If Seth Lloyd is looking to be told by students when he has done wrong, here it is: by continuing to teach, by continuing to advise undergraduate and graduate students, by continuing to be a part of our scientific community, Seth Lloyd is continuing to do harm. Seth Lloyd should not remain at MIT.
Taika Waititi’s ‘Jojo Rabbit’ is worth a watch
While more risks could have been taken with the direction of the narrative, 'Jojo Rabbit' loses none of its poignancy and is an admirable entry into this season’s award contenders.
The sequel to ‘Maleficent’: not so evil after all
As an engrossing and entertaining film that challenges gender stereotypes, 'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' combats harmful fairytale archetypes of helpless, weak women. So, while it may not be a rollercoaster of emotions or unexpected events, it represents a well-intentioned family film that is interesting to watch nevertheless.
MIT crew won various accolades at the Head of the Charles
Engineers Men’s Heavyweight 8+ Crew grab gold between thousands of spectators at the Head of the Charles!
Ballroom Dance Team shines at UConn Husky Classic 2019
In the Bronze Rhythm, Salazar and Lin had a strong performance, winning first place in Swing and earning second in Chacha and Rumba.
Thinking about other people’s thoughts
Consider the following thought experiment: Person A and Person B, on a tour of a chemical factory, stop to take a coffee break. Person A finds a pot containing white powder — a powder which is actually sugar, but is labeled “deadly poison.” Person A put some of this powder into Person B’s coffee; Person B drinks it and remains perfectly healthy.