Indigenous People’s Day, half-term finals, flu shots
Indigenous People's Day is Monday. No classes will be held. Tuesday will follow the Monday schedule of classes.
MIT Medical provider tested positive for COVID-19
Stuopis wrote that the affected individual “is isolating at home” and “doing well.” Additionally, MIT responded to the positive case with “swift action.”
Simmons dining worker tests positive for COVID-19
Dinner service for Simmons residents was temporarily moved to Lobdell Dining Hall in the Student Center for the evening following Hayes’ email.
MIT launches COVID-19 wastewater testing pilot initiative
The project is a partnership between the biological engineering department’s Alm Lab; MIT Facilities; the Office of Environment, Health and Safety; Housing and Residential Services; and MIT Medical.
City of Cambridge requires all residents over age of five to wear face coverings in public places, businesses, common areas of residential buildings
Regardless of pod affiliation or physical distancing, students living on campus are required to wear face coverings in “all outdoor common areas, including walkways, courtyards and roof decks.”
MIT Libraries update service policy for fall
MIT Libraries also began delivering and providing contactless pickup of physical items such as MIT-owned books and other media Sept. 28.
Several MIT Turing Award winners endorse Biden for presidency
The Turing Award winners’ endorsement states that “Joe Biden and Kamala Harris listen to experts before setting public policy,” which is “essential when science and technology may help with many problems facing our nation today.”
Speak up to save Armenian lives
Our dearest wish right now is for the fighting to stop, but that won’t happen until the corrupt, authoritarian Azerbaijani regime calling for violence is stopped.
Stop telling URMs to wait for change
URM students are suffering today. We shouldn’t bank all of our hopes for a just MIT on a multi-year process when there are many simple changes that can be implemented immediately.
‘Saturday Night Live’s’ Season 46 premiere offers satisfying satire of a world on fire
The best comedy often must straddle the line between satire and outright offensiveness — but we also don’t usually have a president hospitalized with the same virus that he profoundly mismanaged.
Boston Book Festival and ‘The Book of Life and Death’
As we follow Marybelle’s journey, we see her leave her daughter behind to take care of other people’s babies. We see her grapple with living in a world where she exists to be invisible. We watch as people discuss her existence, her experience, while she stands in the room, unnoticed.
When you wish upon a moon
Whom do you see on the moon?