Spring career fair, advanced degree thesis title
The Spring Career Fair is today 11 a.m to 4 p.m.
Stratton Student Center Subway closed
The closure occurred “abruptly due to issues between Subway’s parent company and the franchisee that ran the W20 location,” according to a statement from Mark Hayes, director of MIT Dining, emailed to The Tech.
MIT Dining pilots online ordering for campus retail dining
The GET app will allow customers to place orders in advance online, and is expected to be available to the entire community by Fall 2019.
New minimum meal plan to include more meals, fewer dining dollars
The minimum required meal plan for upper-level students living in dining dorms has been increased to 150 meals per semester from 125. The amount of dining dollars in the meal plan has been reduced to $100 per semester.
Undergraduate Enrolled Student Survey results released
The results of the Undergraduate Enrolled Student Survey (ESS), a survey MIT administers every four years in the spring, were emailed to students last Thursday. The survey, with a 38% response rate, indicated that the student body generally feels positively about the campus community and their learning, but a significant proportion of students also frequently feel overwhelmed or stressed. Other factors surveyed include extracurricular participation, majors, and eating habits.
What makes MIT unique?
My response in the textbox at the end of the Enrolled Student Survey:
Undergrad and grad students: take the AAU survey on sexual misconduct
It has been five years since MIT first conducted a campus-wide survey on attitudes towards sexual assault and misconduct, so some students may not know or remember how MIT responded to its past findings. The 2014 Campus Attitudes on Sexual Assault Survey (CASA) results offered a great starting point for making data-driven decisions about policies, education, and outreach efforts on campus, including increased transparency and support for students.
The 2020 Democratic Primary: How to choose a President
Nineteen democrats are running for president in 2020, and more could still enter the race. This presents a wonderful tradeoff. We need options if we’re going to elect the best person. However, too many options causes choice paralysis. As a consequence, most of us will neglect to choose who we vote for until there are fewer options.
Broken stars, hearts, minds, and realities
In his second science fiction anthology, Broken Stars, Hugo award winner Ken Liu presents a diverse selection of works from fourteen contemporary Chinese authors. Whether you’re curious about the future, the past, or the rapidly evolving present, this collection will not disappoint.
‘Us’ and the double consciousness of a nation
Jordan Peele’s latest project is a thrilling, terrifying examination of America’s double consciousness, cementing his place as cinema’s most radical and innovative filmmaker and next great auteur.
Dig a hole, or maybe not
Questionable writing of the film aside, the performances of the cast seem to be the only things that can save 'The Hummingbird Project.' Jesse Eisenberg plays the role of hustler Vincent well. It’s an iteration of a persona Eisenberg has proven to do well before, and this performance is no exception.
The most important X-ray crystallography photo in history
From a metaphoric play of metaphoric ideas — “shapes within shapes,” as Dr. Franklin calls it — this production of Photograph 51 and the people whose stories it tells draws this race to discovery into and out of focus.
Taking advantage of the human genome
Manolis Kellis, professor of computer science, applies his computer science background to find unique solutions to problems in biology.