News

New Course 6 major proposed in AI+Decision Making

The AI+D major would include machine learning, symbolic reasoning, computer vision, natural language, robotics, and medical AI.

weather

Give thanks to good Thanksgiving weather

This Thanksgiving week in Boston will be mostly clear and breezy, with light precipitation expected most of the day Friday. It’s a great weekend to roam around Boston with your friends, or buy your winter jackets!

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Syncopasian along with many other MIT a cappella groups performed their semesterly concert this past weekend. Kevin Ly–The Tech
News

Alumni town halls held to discuss freedom of expression and community at MIT

The MIT Alumni Association held two hour-long town halls over Zoom to discuss “Freedom of Expression and Community” Nov. 22, with one at 12 p.m. and one at 8 p.m.

in short

Airport shuttles, Thanksgiving, pre-registration

Nov. 25 is Thanksgiving, and Nov. 26 is an Institute holiday. No classes will take place.

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Crisp

Crisp air makes my skin feel endless, unable to tell where my body ends and harsh reality begins. All I can notice are my fingertips. Which seems weird.

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MIT Asian Dance Team performed at the annual Nightmarket, a joint event between many Asian American clubs at MIT and neighboring universities. Olivia Lee
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A good day,

The kids stole my bed, and I looked outside at orange leaves, and the air seeping through my window felt brisk instead of cold, and I knew my breath would be visible as I lived.

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The MIT Symphony Orchestra, featuring the MIT Concert Choir and the New World Chorale, directed by Adam K. Boyles tuned their instruments before performing the last part of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at the Kresge Auditorium. Michele Gabriele — THE TECH
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Learning

Two weeks ago, I failed a math midterm. Relatively speaking, I guess. I just... ran out of time.

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This air stays with you. Gloria Lin–The Tech
guest column

Graduate student-leaders: only a union can secure real change at MIT

Instead of making progress, we witnessed the MIT administration unilaterally ignore inconvenient recommendations, dismiss and exploit the service of graduate student-workers, and resist the changes we urgently need. 

Opinion

Why it’s time to leave social media

Imagine a life where you simply sit and soak in the beautiful fall scenery instead of using your phone to read the latest headlines on Twitter.

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Singer Evann McIntosh performs with their band at Sonia in Cambridge October 27. Victoria Dzieciol–The Tech
restaurant review

Eating at Catalyst Restaurant

A big bill for a big meal.

movie review

‘C’mon C’mon’: Mike Mills’ refreshing take on the labors and joys of parenthood

A24’s latest black-and-white flick offers a poignant, hopeful lens into what it means to care for a child.

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Jesse (Woody Norman) and Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix) in Mike Mills’ new film, ‘C’mon, C’mon.’ Courtesy of A24 Films
guest column

The MIT GSU and UE will bring a history of social justice to the future of MIT

In the wake of the resounding endorsement of the MIT Graduate Student Union (GSU) by MIT’s Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA), the MIT GSU wants to highlight our prioritization of one of the most-voiced graduate worker demands at MIT: a material, institutional commitment to racial and social justice.

concert review

A character well-developed

In the wake of the release of their new album, “Character Development,” Evann McIntosh is touring across the United States. They stopped in Cambridge to show off their indie-R&B sound and fun personality at Sonia.

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The Octopus special from Catalyst is adorned with colorful vegetables. Anirudh Rahul
guest column

International student workers deserve fair treatment

During this crisis and in the months since, we’ve spoken to many fellow international student workers who believe that MIT’s policies often do not reflect or respond to our needs and that forming a graduate student worker union at MIT is the best way we can compel the Institute to respect our rights and well-being.

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Members of MIT Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) explore Salisbury Beach Campground, where the club held its stargazing trip this past weekend. Alexa-Rae Simao — THE TECH
News

New Course 6 major proposed in AI+Decision Making

The AI+D major would include machine learning, symbolic reasoning, computer vision, natural language, robotics, and medical AI.

Alumni town halls held to discuss freedom of expression and community at MIT

The MIT Alumni Association held two hour-long town halls over Zoom to discuss “Freedom of Expression and Community” Nov. 22, with one at 12 p.m. and one at 8 p.m.

Give thanks to good Thanksgiving weather

This Thanksgiving week in Boston will be mostly clear and breezy, with light precipitation expected most of the day Friday. It’s a great weekend to roam around Boston with your friends, or buy your winter jackets!

Opinion

Institute for Work and Employment Research faculty comment on potential graduate student unionization

As faculty in the MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research (IWER), we study a wide range of work and employment relations topics, including union management relations. We do not express a view on whether or not MIT graduate students should be represented by a union; that decision is theirs...

The UE isn’t the union the GSU claims it is

I support our right to unionize. I support the concept of graduate unionization at MIT. And I would support the Graduate Student Union (GSU) if they were unionizing without the UE.

Director of MIT Medical responds to “How MIT health insurance fails graduate workers”

We offer our graduate students competitive and reasonably priced health and dental insurance, provide generous support for students facing medical and other financial hardships, and work collaboratively with students to improve our delivery of medical services.

Arts
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Eating at Catalyst Restaurant

Schumacher is a brilliant ode to a brilliant racing driver

It’s the first (and, so far, only) documentary made about seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher that has his family’s seal of approval, and it charts his journey from a young boy racing in go-karts to his five consecutive titles with the iconic team Ferrari.

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A classic love story, unraveled

Campus Life
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Crisp

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Reset

Advice for a first-year college student redux

Part of the problem is that the symptoms are very similar to the symptoms of many other mental maladies peculiar to the first year. Homesickness presents much the same way: a feeling of disorientation, of “something is missing”.