MIT Medical Director Cecilia Stuopis wrote in an email to The Tech that MIT Medical is currently able to “handle around 4,000 tests a day” but that this number will grow to 10,000 tests a day once the Johnson site is “fully operational.”
According to a webinar presentation Sloan held Sept. 17, both gatherings were held in public parks, were initiated by a small group in accordance to MIT COVID-19 policy but “grew organically” and included students who did not social distance or wear masks.
Dunkin’ Donuts reopened Sept. 22. Its franchisee, which also operates the Cambridge Grill, “is cautiously considering plans for reopening the Grill based on Dunkin’s volume in the coming weeks,” Hayes wrote. Anna’s Taqueria, Cafe Spice, Shinkansen, and Shawarma Shack remain closed. La Verde’s has not given MIT Dining “a timeline for their reopening.”
After Barnhart’s presentation, faculty members discussed MIT’s more conservative approach towards COVID-19, as well as whether facilities would be equipped to ramp up or ramp down functionality if needed.
On college campuses, operational dining facilities now encase everything from hot meals to unpeeled bananas in disposable plastic, transferred in plastic bags to students, who eat with plastic cutlery: all as safeguards against the virus’s spread.
Climate change is not a crisis that will wait several years. Long-term investments into mitigation and adaptation are valuable, but not at the expense of immediate action.
You have the ability to ensure that your values align with a company’s sustainability practices this fall career fair. In a collaboration headed by the Environmental Solutions Initiative (ESI), the new Career Fair Sustainability Initiative is sharing information with students about registered companies’ greenhouse gas emissions and their environmental commitments. By emphasizing the importance of climate-oriented corporate responsibility, ESI hopes employers’ sustainability commitments will appeal to more students, whether they're passionate about climate change or not.
MIT students aren’t particularly known for their creative pursuits, but Kyle Markland ’22 definitely subverts that stereotype. In his debut album, Kyle pairs multi-instrumental prowess with an impressive vocal range to carve out his unique sound.