Six faculty members elected AAAS fellows
In an email to The Tech, Lauffenburger wrote, “To me the central significance of this honor is its recognition of contributions to the advancement of science broadly, in my case predominantly the creation of biological engineering here at MIT.”
UA, GSC finalize members for two new student committees
The Undergraduate Association and Graduate Student Council selected student members for two newly-created committees, the Student Committee on Guidelines for Outside Engagements and the Student Committee on Campus Climate and Policies around Discrimination and Misconduct Nov. 12. Five undergraduate and five graduate student members were selected for each committee from a final pool of ten undergraduates and ten graduates.
Hayden library to close for renovations Dec. 19
The last day to browse or request Hayden’s general book collections will be Dec. 15.
Winterfest, last day of classes, pre-registration
Winterfest is being held December 9 at Charles M. Vest Student Street and the Koch Institute Lobby from 3:30–5:00 p.m.
Seth Lloyd should continue teaching at MIT
How can MIT expect to avoid catastrophes like this Epstein situation in the future, if it incentivizes faculty not to confront and apologize for any moral failings they feel they have been involved with?
God’s Rottweiler meets God’s Labrador
The centerpiece of the film is a series of sometimes heated, sometimes touching tête-a-têtes between the two seminarians. The spotlight is trained on Bergoglio, the “lowly but chosen” Argentinian bishop and our current Pope, whose life story we are privy to through a series of flashbacks.
‘Little Joe’ incites little horror
When I finished 'Little Joe,' I thought about all that the film could have been. Emily Beecham delivers a spectacular performance; what a shame that the movie as a whole could not achieve that same level of subtlety.
Whack, dash, die, upgrade, repeat
Inspired by the ‘Legend of Zelda’ franchise, ‘Sparklite’ is an adorable and fun addition to the roguelike genre. The developers had the idea of framing it as an “approachable roguelike,” taking inspiration from ‘Rogue Legacy’ in the game’s mechanics and fitting the game onto an adventure story-based premise.
Starving cancer by controlling cell proliferation
According to Matthew Vander Heiden, associate professor of biology, the key to addressing the challenge of cancer treatment is understanding the metabolism of mammalian cells.