Dan Huttenlocher named College of Computing dean
There was “a lot of fluidity” in the mid to late 1800s about what the engineering disciplines were, Huttenlocher said. “We’re about to enter a very similar time period of figuring out what computing is and what the different disciplines are.”
CPW hosting, ring sales, minor completion form
Celebrations for the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing are next week (Feb. 26-28). The schedule of events and other information is available at helloworld.mit.edu.
Vice President Kirk Kolenbrander to leave for SNHU
At SNHU, Kolenbrander will help the year-and-a-half-old college rethink how “engineering education and STEM education can be more effective, more accommodating, and more inviting.”
Burton Conner residents concerned about dorm renewal
BC Exec was not involved in formulating the move-out process, including the decision that students would move out in groups of eight, Zhang said. She noted that eight is already the maximum number of students that can apply to move in a group in the current housing switch lottery.
College of Computing working groups are missing experts on ethics
It disturbs me that the strong language of announcements about the College of Computing, like “the need for bold action, at scale and with speed,” appears to contradict what I hear from graduate students in EECS whose department and/or advisors assure them nothing will change.
Alumnus responds to MIT India Conference controversy
These are challenging and difficult issues but MIT's decision — in the ultimate analysis — will serve us all well. MIT will and should remain an inclusive place.
PhD student responds to column on MIT India Conference
Our goal is to discover the bad ideas and replace them with better ones. You want this to happen in yourself and in other people, which can only occur when those different ideas meet.
The Yemeni war and its implications for the U.S.
The recommendations made by Congress are not ultimately out of place. Their premise is to limit the devastation occurring in Yemen and to rebuke the actions of the Saudi Arabian crown prince; however, they will soon find that these goals may unfortunately act in opposition to one another.