Bad Ideas Weekend 2023 takes place and features 27 student-organized events

Daniel Reyes ’26 enjoyed the Taco Bell challenge, explaining that they found “the events wonderfully relaxing and fun,” and that little beats free food.


Spring registration week, Festival of Learning, MLK celebration, Inauguration of President Sally Kornbluth

Spring registration week begins on Jan. 30 and ends Feb. 3.

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Snow blankets campus as students enjoy their well-rested IAP, Monday. Courtesy of Colin Clark

MIT Medical Director Cecilia Stuopis urges vigilance with COVID-19 and other respiratory illness

Stuopis said that “MIT is continuing to monitor the situation closely,” and that MIT Medical maintains “close communication with both local and state health officials.”


Grayscale weather is gathering, in general

Campus has been covered in white, with snow totals accumulating as more storms pass through.

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Strong unions are a force for economic and racial justice

Dr. King understood the need to unite working class people across racial lines in order to fight back against discrimination and harassment in the workplace and beyond it.


Registration deadline, xFair

Spring registration deadline is Feb. 10. 

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...


A one-time payment can’t address an ongoing crisis

Over the last 32 years, many essential living expenses in this area have increased at a rate far exceeding overall inflation.

IDHR alone won’t protect us: Creating an MIT that works for us all requires a fair contract

The current process for recourse secures all power in the hands of the administration. We, as student-workers and victims in these situations, deserve a clearly laid out procedure where we are empowered to speak out about our grievances and supported throughout the process to reach a fair resolution.

MIT’s lack of safety provisions nearly left me dead. But graduate workers are not disposable!

Over the years at MIT working with countless chemical and physical hazards in my lab, I have come to learn first hand how MIT systematically neglects graduate worker health and safety. This all came to a head when I found myself in an ambulance after a chemical exposure, unsure if...


A grand cinematic experience with a tepid storyline

The brilliantly imagined world of Pandora brought to life through its visual effects makes Avatar a movie that is meant to be experienced on the biggest of screens in IMAX 3D.

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Boats, bacon, and buns

‘The Art of the Brick’ transports us into a whole new art world of LEGO

Nathan Sawaya erases the boundaries between art and engineering through his renditions of famous artworks using LEGO bricks. This exhibition not only introduces you to a new kind of art but also kindles a passion to create art using LEGOs, waking up the “Nathan Sawaya” inside of you!