News

Barnhart addresses concerns about Senior House turnaround

The Tech spoke again with Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart PhD ’88 in order to address concerns about her data analysis, the ban on freshmen in Senior House, the future of GRTs in the dorm, and more.

News

Senior House turnaround will address low graduation rates

Chancellor Barnhart announced Friday that no freshmen will be housed in Senior House this fall, citing a comparatively low four-year graduation rate and ongoing problems with illegal drug use.

News

Interview: Matt Damon on technology, the film industry, and getting involved

The Tech had an opportunity to speak with Matt Damon before he gave the commencement address to the class of 2016. The actor discussed opinions on science fiction, the film industry, and how to get involved in solving global problems.

Oliver Smoot ’62 waves from his spot as the grand marshall of the Crossing the Charles procession on May 7, 2016, as part of MIT's Moving Day celebrations. Saul Blumental—THE TECH
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MIT celebrates centennial with parade, pageant, and parties

The Moving Day festivities, which celebrated the 100th anniversary of MIT's Cambridge location, included a procession across the Charles River, a pageant with professional actors, and four dance parties.

FEATURE

Olympians of MIT

The admit rate for international students to MIT, 3.1 percent is much lower than the rate for domestic applicants. Many international students participated in olympiads in high school. What about these competitions allows these students to discover MIT, apply to MIT, and then be accepted to MIT?

News

Chancellor, reporters discuss Senior House turnaround

An interview with Chancellor Barnhart

3,511 degrees awarded at commencement ceremony

Matt Damon urges graduates to "turn towards" global problems in order to help solve them. Senior gift breaks records once again.

Showers threaten to dampen commencement

A warm front will pass from west to east through southern New England on Friday, bringing with it warmer temperatures but also the threat of rain.

Opinion

No loopholes in protecting civil rights

Earlier this month, the Massachusetts Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill that would represent a crucial step forward for transgender rights in the state.

Addressing recommendations for inclusivity

Since December, we have had the exciting opportunity to work together in a historic collaboration of students and senior administration to consider the recommendations for a healthier and more inclusive MIT community.

The UK is stronger in Europe

The U.K. is the third largest member of the EU and one of its most important voices. Yet many advocates for “Brexit,” Britain’s exit from the EU, are trying to convince the citizenry that leaving is necessary.

Sports

Four-time national champion Cimran Virdi ’16 reflects on amazing 4 years at MIT

In this commencement edition, we feature a sensational senior who has four individual national titles to her credit and has literally jumped higher than any female athlete in division III history. Cimran Virdi ’16 gives us a glimpse of what it takes to be an elite student-athlete at MIT.

Engineers produce a stellar athletic 2015-16 school year

The 2015-16 school year was not just an eventful period for MIT academically but it was also a year of immense success by a number of its athletic teams. We highlight a few of the most memorable moments of MIT sports from this school year.

Q&A with DAPER director Julie Soriero

Soriero spoke about how DAPER is always trying to provide the right environment for MIT student-athletes to thrive, how the coaches try to attract the best talent, the culture of appreciation or lack thereof of student-athletes’ achievements, what DAPER does to incentivize club and IM sports, and what it means...

Campus Life

Eva Breitenbach

Reflections of a BSU Co-Chair

Every BSU Co-Chair had at least one major innovation during their tenure, and I had no idea what mine would be. Then came the wave of events across college campuses such as the University of Missouri, Yale University, and Ithaca College.

Anita Horn