PE, add date, flu shots
Undergraduate registration for second quarter PE classes opens Thursday at 8 a.m.
Remembering Sergio Dominguez (1997-2020)
Sergio Dominguez ’22 died suddenly Sept. 22, President L. Rafael Reif wrote in an email to the MIT community Sept. 23. Dominguez majored in Course 6-9 (Computation and Cognition) and lived in New House and East Campus.
Spring classes that ‘can be taught effectively online’ to remain virtual
Waitz and Barnhart wrote that they plan to “engage students, staff and faculty in an accelerated assessment effort… to make a determination” for the spring “as soon as we can.”
Dining commits to improving food quality amidst student complaints
MIT Dining Director Mark Hayes wrote in an email to The Tech that MIT Dining has received feedback via house surveys, house teams, and a UA student forum. MIT Dining “got the message that we have to recommit to delivering the quality and variety of food that students deserve.”
Two positive COVID-19 tests reported at McGovern
Researchers in the lab conduct “work on diagnostic assays to detect the same part of the [SARS-CoV-2] viral genome” that MIT Medical’s tests detect.
UA Diversity Council established to promote diversity, equity and inclusion
The Council’s charter writes that the Council “will work closely with the Institute Community & Equity Office to elevate the DEI needs of undergraduate students through policy, statements, and recommendations.”
MISTI launches new initiatives for 2020-2021
If public health conditions do not permit travel Summer 2021, MISTI plans to continue offering remote internships and research opportunities.
Reusable utensils pilot underway
On Sept. 24, 2020, an article was published in the opinion section of The Tech titled “Regaining a culture of sustainability amid a pandemic,” written by Jen Fox, detailing steps MIT Dining could take to reduce the waste produced during COVID operations. To many readers living on campus, where plastic and single-use items seem inescapable, this article hit home. For many of us off campus, this article brought to our attention the feasibility of reusables and the seeming absence of them on MIT’s campus.
A breezy mystery that strikes home the importance of finding one’s own path
You get more than one mystery to solve in Enola Holmes when the younger sister of Sherlock and Mycroft sets out in search of her missing mother. The game is indeed afoot!
The wasted potential of ‘On the Rocks’
A shallow buddy detective comedy at best and a lost jumble of genres at worst, ‘On the Rocks’ is one stone’s throw away from landing in the discounted movie bin at a local Walmart.
Whistleblowing and accountability
What if this was a social experiment from the Media Lab? What if Harvard was pranking us?