Stratton Student Center closed indefinitely
The Stratton Student Center has closed following a series of water pipe explosions, Vice President and Dean for Student Life Suzy Nelson announced in an email to the MIT community Tuesday, Feb. 7.
MIT hosts first in-person Mystery Hunt in three years
MIT’s 43rd annual Mystery Hunt was held on-campus over the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend from Jan. 13 to 16. The annual puzzle hunt was organized by Brad Schaefer in 1981 as a one-day event; it since has evolved into a multi-day challenge with more than a hundred puzzles per event.
MIT updates intellectual property policy
MIT adopts revised intellectual property policy
Approaching the end of the fall season
Winter storms aren’t here quite yet, but make sure to bundle up and have winter supplies on hand as you brace for the end of the fall semester.
MIT Medical Director Cecilia Stuopis urges vigilance with COVID-19 and other respiratory illness
MIT Medical Director Cecilia Stuopis urged the MIT community to continue taking precautions against COVID-19 amidst a rise in rates of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses in the Boston area earlier this winter.
Bad Ideas Weekend 2023 takes place and features 27 student-organized events
Bad Ideas Weekend took place Friday, Jan. 20 - Monday, Jan. 23, and included events ranging from a Chipotle marathon to Human Mattress Dominoes and the Green Building Challenge (GBC). Bad Ideas Weekend happens annually during Independent Activities Period (IAP) in which students are encouraged to run and participate in unusual and humorous ideas.
Spring registration week, Festival of Learning, MLK celebration, Inauguration of President Sally Kornbluth
Spring registration week begins on Jan. 30 and ends Feb. 3.
Grayscale weather is gathering, in general
Campus has been covered in white, with snow totals accumulating as more storms pass through.
Kornbluth greets MIT community after assuming presidency
President Sally Kornbluth described the excitement of moving into her new role and discussed her goals for the spring semester in an email to the MIT community sent on Jan 4. The email is her first official communication since assuming the presidency on Jan. 1.
MIT researchers develop AI education program for U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense
A team of researchers at MIT Open Learning and the MIT Media Lab developed an academic program to teach U.S. Air Force (USAF) personnel to understand and utilize artificial intelligence technologies.
TEDxMIT holds Fall conference on Natural and Artificial Intelligence
On Sunday, Dec. 4, TEDxMIT held its biannual event titled “Natural and Artificial Intelligence” in collaboration with the Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory; the event was held in MIT’s Stata Center. After an a capella performance by the Chorallaries, 14 speakers presented on topics across the field of Intelligence -- neuroscientists explored human psychology, guided by the question ‘what defines a “mind”?, and artificial intelligence researchers discussed the “minds” of machines.
MLK holiday, spring pre-registration deadline, CI-H/CI-HW preference deadline
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is Jan. 16.
A rainy end to the first week of IAP
As this cold air mass passes over us, expect temperatures to drop to near freezing again over the weekend.
Brent D. Ryan and Anne White named as new associate provosts
The associate provosts will work in conjunction with Barnhart “to support Dr. Kornbluth’s initiatives and priorities related to research administration and space management and campus planning.”
YouTuber, engineer, and inventor Mark Rober to deliver Class of 2023 Commencement address
Rober is “excited to come out and meet the Class of 2023 and celebrate all the amazing, positive change they’re going to bring to the world.”
Winterfest, last day of classes, final exams
Winterfest 2022 is Dec. 8.
Watch for winds and rainy weather
Make sure you stay prepared with a raincoat or jacket.
Spring pre-reg, PE reg, final assignment due dates
Pre-registration for spring term and IAP begins Dec. 1.
MIT expands building access for the general public
Barnhart wrote that building access for the general public will be expanded, with access to the libraries and “Main Group of campus buildings, including Lobby 7 and the Infinite Corridor” being restored.
MITCPA moves to federal mediation for contract negotiations
The MIT Campus Police Association (MITCPA) is moving to federal mediation for its contract negotiations. The move comes after 14 meetings, starting this July, with university officials did not result in a satisfactory contract, according to a press release sent to The Tech.