Election Day, flu shots, half-term classes
Election Day is Nov. 3.
Schwarzman College of Computing launches AI Policy Forum
The AI Policy Forum website writes that the forum will develop a policy framework building on “high-level principles on social and ethical issues such as privacy, fairness, bias, transparency, and accountability.”
LEAD postpones microaggressions and bias workshop after Trump executive order
Dozier wrote that “the outcome of the general election will almost certainly affect the execution of this order,” making it difficult to decisively anticipate the impact of the order until the results of the election are known.
Andrea Ghez ’87 awarded 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics
Ghez is currently the Lauren B. Leichtman and Arthur E. Levine Professor of physics and astronomy at the University of California, Los Angeles. She received a B.S. in physics at MIT, and is the 38th MIT alumnus to receive a Nobel Prize.
Spring semester delayed by two weeks, spring break canceled
Danheiser and Canavan added that spring break was removed “to avoid the usual travel away from MIT.” Six break days, consisting of two four-day weekends and two three-day weekends, have been designated instead.
Autism research from an Autistic perspective
The suffering I have experienced has been because of misunderstanding, rejection, judgement, isolation, and abuse. The suffering I have experienced has been because of how others perceive and treat me as an Autistic person.
The “Soro Soke” generation of Nigerians
Even in our sorrow, there is an undeniable truth that many of the youth that have taken to the streets during these protests — whether it be the Nigerian streets or the Twitter streets incessantly tweeting with the hashtag #EndSARS — have woken up.
‘Writing the Future’ distills the artistic origins of hip-hop culture into a coherent experience
Basquiat and all his modern cachet were what convinced me to attend, but the rich diversity of creative styles made me stay.
MIT alumna Christina Birch qualifies for Tokyo Olympics 2021
Her feat is especially interesting as she was able to utilize the skills and experiences she gained at MIT to help her with her cycling success.
A ramble I am not quite qualified to ramble about
Even Among Us, a game with absolutely no consequences, uses the popular vote.
How the leopard gets its spots
Turing showed that with a combination of chemical kinetics (reaction speeds) and diffusion, structures now eponymously known as Turing patterns emerge.