News

Burton Conner scheduled to be closed for ‘renewal’ from June 2020 to August 2022

The renewal will primarily involve an “extensive infrastructure and building systems update,” including “modest updates to finishes and spaces.”

News

MIT COOP building to be demolished, replaced

The building the COOP currently occupies at 325 Main Street will be demolished and replaced with a new commercial building.

News

IAP course Designing the First Year proposes improvements restructuring GIRs and learning communities

One team’s project, GIR Up, would “redefine and restructure the first-year GIR experience” by replacing final exams with a “culminating and interdisciplinary project.”

guest column

Celebrating war criminals at MIT’s ‘ethical’ College of Computing

In lieu of celebrating the founding of the Schwarzman College of Computing, the MIT community should attend a different event organized by members of the MIT community to discuss the ethical issues of the college.

News

EECS department releases new computer science minor requirements

The new minor requires a total of 72 units, with up to 12 units of introductory level subjects, up to 63 units of basic level subjects, and at least 12 units of advanced level subjects.

News

Faculty panel discusses rooming process design exercise

“We know there are some students who stay put because it’s the easy thing to do,” said John Essigmann, head of Simmons Hall and former head of New House. “What we need to do as a community is to find ways to get people to want to get out and explore.”

guest column

From mutual selection to mutual exclusion

Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart and DSL Dean Suzy Nelson's plans will remove mutual selection and threaten to diminish dorm culture.

advice

For the lonely and lovelorn this Valentine’s Day

A wise MIT professor once told Auntie that the hardest part of human life is finding love. With that in mind, Auntie presents Valentine’s Day selections about finding, and navigating, love.

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The MIT Spinning Arts Club performs the final act of their North Court Winter Show Feb. 6. Alex Li
guest column

Shunned by Harvard, feted by MIT

Subramanian Swamy, a member of India's current ruling party with a controversial past, is currently set to speak at the MIT India Conference. Students and faculty are calling on the Institute to disinvite him from the event.

letter to the editor

Chancellor and provost respond to column on MIT India Conference

Chancellor Barnhart and Provost Schmidt respond to a guest column, "Shunned by Harvard, feted by MIT." They argue that freedom of expression is one of the institute's central values.

letter to the editor

Faculty advisor responds to column on MIT India Conference

MIT India Conference faculty advisor S.P. Kothari responds to a guest column, "Shunned by Harvard, feted by MIT." He explains the reasoning behind allowing Dr. Swamy to speak.

News

Ring Premiere, UROP Direct Funding, President’s Day

2021 Ring Premiere is this 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 at Kresge Auditorium.

This Valentine’s Day, fall in love with the weather

Boston doubled its snowfall total for the season this past Tuesday, as a brief snowstorm brought the city's snowfall total to 4.7 in (12 cm), the third lowest seasonal total to date on record.

Burton Conner scheduled to be closed for ‘renewal’ from June 2020 to August 2022

The renewal will primarily involve an “extensive infrastructure and building systems update,” including “modest updates to finishes and spaces.”

Opinion

Faculty advisor responds to column on MIT India Conference

MIT India Conference faculty advisor S.P. Kothari responds to a guest column, "Shunned by Harvard, feted by MIT." He explains the reasoning behind allowing Dr. Swamy to speak.

Chancellor and provost respond to column on MIT India Conference

Chancellor Barnhart and Provost Schmidt respond to a guest column, "Shunned by Harvard, feted by MIT." They argue that freedom of expression is one of the institute's central values.

From mutual selection to mutual exclusion

Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart and DSL Dean Suzy Nelson's plans will remove mutual selection and threaten to diminish dorm culture.

Sports
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Head of the Charles Regatta 2018

MIT Cricket runners up in American College Cricket Northeast Championship 2018

MIT Cricket recovered from a crushing loss against Northeastern in the first league game but missed out narrowly in the final to finish as runners-up in the American College Cricket North East Championship held Oct. 6 and 7 in Queens, NY.

MIT Cricket beats UMass Lowell by six wickets in thrilling last ball encounter

In a game that had its fair share of twists and turns, MIT emerged victorious thanks to an excellent all-around bowling performance and a half-century by Vaikkunth Mugunthan G.

Campus Life

For the lonely and lovelorn this Valentine’s Day

A wise MIT professor once told Auntie that the hardest part of human life is finding love. With that in mind, Auntie presents Valentine’s Day selections about finding, and navigating, love.

All about Auntie

This week, in lieu of actual questions, Auntie Matter narcissistically decided to invent and answer questions about herself.

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Nine weird food combinations in my life

Science

What happens to science when the government closes?

The longest government shutdown in U.S. history ended last Friday. MIT researchers wrote to The Tech to recount how they were impacted by losses of funding, cancelled conference sessions, missed opportunities for collaborations, and more.

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Towards the future of nuclear energy: materials

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Mental health and the brain