MIT’s Bias Response Team received four reports Nov. 1 of fliers with the slogan “It’s okay to be white,” which has been linked to white supremacist activism, posted near campus.
“Students could play a huge role in making sure that the workers' rights are enforced,” attorney Ting Chiu wrote.
Work on the foundation for a new undergraduate residence hall on Vassar Street is nearing completion, and work on its superstructure — the construction above ground — is scheduled to start this week.
Several international students found themselves unable to attend this year’s iGEM Giant Jamboree, the culminating event of the iGEM synthetic biology competition, due to visa issues relating to their nationality.
One challenge Trimble expects to face is how decentralized experiential learning is at MIT, as it is spread over multiple programs, departments, and clubs; she hopes that the OEL will help students navigate these different offerings.
In an email sent to house presidents, VPSL Suzy Nelson pointed to “negative aspects” of current housing lotteries such as “rejection for some due to house ‘rush’” and asked the presidents to consider how the housing selection process can be used to “affirm MIT’s values on diversity.”
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who allegedly authorized the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, visited MIT in March.