News

Student attendance of off-campus events, parties, gatherings banned

Students not in compliance with testing or daily health attestations will be “restricted from all campus buildings,” including residence halls and the Stratton Student Center

News

Five percent of upperclassmen take leave of absence

25 sophomores, 76 juniors, and 70 seniors opted to take leaves of absence (LOAs) for the fall term, Student Support Services Associate Dean James Collins wrote in an email to The Tech. 

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Masked MIT students hold a socially distanced picnic on Killian Friday, Sept. 11. Nathan Liang – The Tech
News

Virtual Fall Career Fair series to begin Sept. 21

Unlike previous years, MIT will not have a student holiday during the career fair. Additionally, there will be no official Interview Day, and each company will coordinate its own interviews.

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Minor completion date, career week

The deadline for submission of the Minor Completion Form for final-term seniors is Friday.

letter to the editor

Provost and deans of Sloan and College of Computing respond to letter on Luis Videgaray

Luis has provided regular and forthright updates to MIT faculty and administrative leaders on the various legal reviews now underway regarding the former presidential administration of Mexico, in which he served, and MIT is monitoring the situation closely.

guest column

How conversations flipped my political views

Finding the courage to engage with ignorance can make an enormous impact; it certainly did for me.

me vs. me

Reflecting on my anti-Asian bias

Maybe we were brainwashed by all those European and American history classes.

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I had spent my entire life standing for Asian-Americans, but neglecting the rest of the Asian diaspora. Gloria Lin — The Tech
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Mulan (Liu Yifei) wields her father’s sword in the midst of battle. Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios
critic's notebook

Disney cannot decide on what it wants ‘Mulan’ to be

Perhaps the worst tragedy in ‘Mulan’ is replacing the message of hard work with the importance of being born special.

movie review

A legendary tale retold in a much more serious tone

The legendary tale of a girl who fights in the army disguised as a man is retold in the live-action adaptation of Mulan. Although the remake differs significantly from the original, it successfully strikes home the message that a woman can bring honor to her family through means other than marriage.

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The iconic matchmaking scene from the animated version is translated into live action starring Liu Yifei as Mulan. Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios
News

Half-term add date, UROP direct funding deadline

The deadline to add half-term classes offered in the first half of term is Friday.

MIT Dining to serve on-campus undergraduates during Fall 2020

The MIT Dining website writes that breakfast and lunch are served in the Student Center’s Lobdell Food Court. Dinner and weekend brunch are served in students’ assigned residence halls.

DAPER reopens indoor facilities for Fall 2020

The Zesiger Center, Johnson Athletic Center, Alumni Pool/Wang Fitness Center, DuPont Tennis Courts, J.B. Carr Tennis Bubble, Steinbrenner Stadium, Jack Barry Field, Sailing Pavilion, Morrison Track, and DuPont Gym reopened Sept. 8.

Opinion

Por qué Luis Videgaray Caso debe salir del MIT

MIT debe cancelar la relación laboral con Luis Videgaray Caso y rescindir sus nombramientos como profesor titular, como director del AIPW en Sloan y el College of Computing y como miembro distinguido de la Iniciativa de Investigación de Políticas de Internet del MIT. 

The professor is always right

MIT is fully aware of abuse, harassment, and mistreatment of its graduate students. It is doing nothing to change it.

Why Luis Videgaray must leave MIT

MIT should end Videgaray’s appointments as senior lecturer, as director of the AIPW Project within Sloan and the College of Computing, and as distinguished fellow at the MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative.

Sports
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Men’s Volleyball coach highlights a season cut short

Sailing seniors appreciate their time on and off the water

“We made a really good effort of spending time together outside of practice at MIT and even now, from all our corners of the world.”

Women’s tennis coach honors her team’s efforts

“Although our season was cut short and we only got to play 5 team matches, I felt that we had already come a long way in being invested in each other and in competing hard for each other.”

Campus Life

Abstractions of emotion

Over the surface of the river, a hint of a rainbow colors the path below my feet. Love’s in the air. Can you taste it?

Can professional development align with social justice?

This feels like guilt. Heavy, smothering guilt that I am not doing enough today, and when I finally find the time tomorrow, it will be too late.

Dilapidated doting

I’m seeing things I hadn’t seen in years since I left the great state of Texas.