Daher advises students to take their time when deciding on a research interest. “You only get to really know your passions once you get out of your comfort zone [and] start taking a couple of classes and [doing] projects that ... you might not necessarily stick to. If you’re not going to explore at MIT, where and when are you going to explore?”
While GPA in science core GIRs increased by 0.06 in Fall 2018, GPA in science core GIRs dropped by 0.36 in Spring 2019, according to last year’s results from Phase One of the experiment.
Huttenlocher’s presentation outlined three key areas that the college intends to address: computing fields and their rapid evolution, computing in other disciplines, and the social and ethical responsibilities of computing.
Students have until 11:59 p.m. Nov. 20 to submit approved changes for drop date, to change a subject from credit to listener, or to petition a December advanced standing exam.
Director of Campus Dining Mark Hayes said that the Meal Plan Working Group is receiving input from students by including members of the House Dining Committee (HDC) in working group meetings, facilitating discussions with different dorms and their respective heads of houses and interested residents, and opening up an online form where students can provide feedback.
An email sent to The Tech by the anonymous group describes the painting as “an impressionist rendering of a flaming offshore drilling rig filling the sky with smoke and the sea with oil.”
Elango wrote in an email to The Tech that Green resigned because he is taking a leave of absence from MIT.
Incumbents Dennis J. Carlone, Alanna M. Mallon, Marc C. McGovern, E. Denise Simmons, Sumbul Siddiqui, Timothy J. Toomey, Jr., and Quinton Y. Zondervan SM ’95 were re-elected. Patricia M. Nolan and Jivan-Sobrinho-Wheeler were newly elected.
As a result of the working group’s discoveries, a new mailing list has been launched, a summer orientation webinar has been developed, an Atlas for New Grads family tile is being developed, and a WhatsApp group specially made for graduate families has been created.
In response to the Oct. 7 staff and Oct. 11 research staff forums, Ramona Allen, vice president for human resources, will gather staff from around campus to share their ideas and perspectives.
Barnhart said, “To address sexual misconduct is also to address culture and climate issues [in higher education] more generally. You have to have solutions that resonate at the community level, the department level, the student level."
A new biology makerspace, called the “BioMakerspace,” is scheduled to open this coming IAP in the basement of Building 26. The space, which is currently under construction, will be open to “the entirety of the MIT community” to be “used for whatever the student users really want to use it for,” said Justin Buck PhD ’12 in an interview with The Tech. Buck is the manager of the BioMakerspace and is currently overseeing its construction.
The Student Committee on Campus Climate and Policies around Discrimination and Misconduct will “investigate systemic injustices on campus and their corrallaries.” The Student Committee on Guidelines for Outside Engagements “will review and discuss MIT core values and the metrics by which outside engagements should be evaluated.”
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) held a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 30 to celebrate the start of construction for the new John A. Volpe Transportation Systems Center in Kendall Square. The construction of the new facility is expected to be completed in 2023.