MIT Vice President for Research Maria T. Zuber introduces United States Secretary of State John Kerry before his speech on climate change Monday morning in the Samberg Conference Center. Alexander C. Bost–The Tech
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John Kerry urges climate action in MIT address

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged action on climate change at an address Monday morning at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, while voicing confidence in the economic potential of renewable energy to drive positive change.

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MIT signs agreement to redevelop 14 acres in Kendall Square

MIT and the U.S. General Services Administration finalized a $750 million agreement on Wednesday that will give the Institute access to a 14-acre parcel of land near Kendall Square. In exchange, MIT will construct a federal building on the land.

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Death and Mayhem wins Mystery Hunt

MIT’s annual Mystery Hunt, a puzzle-solving competition, took place over Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. Ninety-seven registered teams competed to solve puzzles in order to find a coin hidden on campus.

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Attorney: no comment on judge’s reasons for ‘dangerousness’ ruling

Angel De La Cruz, a student in Course 6 and a resident of Senior House, was ordered held without bail Jan. 13 for allegedly possessing firearms in his dorm room.

Confessions of a GRT

My best decision at MIT

Readjusting to the rhythm of academic life at MIT made me realize that a productive research agenda was not enough to carry me through my time here.

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Wet out West

Across the region, relatively mild conditions will persist, with partly cloudy skies and high temperatures in the mid to upper 40s through the weekend as high pressure settles across the region. This calm period will not last long, however, as a powerful storm system is forecast to develop across the...

Handful of students to protest Trump's inauguration in D.C.

At least a dozen MIT students are getting ready to protest the inauguration of President-Elect Donald J. Trump in Washington, D.C. this Friday.

Corrections

An article published Oct. 19 incorrectly stated Ru Mehendale’s class year. Mehendale is in the class of 2017, not the class of 2020.

Opinion

Inaudible

Over the past month in the delirium that is post-election, the MIT Confessions page on Facebook has brought into light unpopular political opinions and viewpoints from anonymous members of campus. Rather than view these unpopular perspectives as an opportunity for conversation, many MIT students have instead attempted to close discussions...

Threats to science and what MIT can do

Donald Trump will be the first president to completely disregard data and blatantly devalue expert judgment. If the MIT administration wants to justify its decision to engage in its fight against climate change, then this is the opportune moment to do it.

Inclusive language in MIT classrooms

Should MIT try to dissuade usage of sexist and colonialist terms in our curriculum? If so, how should they go about this?

Sports

A week of wins for MIT teams

Men’s basketball (11-3) rode a second half surge to defeat Springfield 78-59. AJ Jurko ’19 led the team with 24 points.

What will make the difference in the offseason?

The MLB offseason leaves spectators hanging on a cliff.

Swimming and diving see wins

Men’s basketball(10-3) defeated Fitchburg State 84-59. Cameron Korb ’19 led the Engineers with 23 points.

Campus Life

MIT: a personal Pandora’s box

I eagerly looked forward to my life at MIT, excited about the cultural discovery and surprises. These surprises started early.

Paying it forward

You know the scene in The Sound of Music where Maria skips up to the gates of the Von Trapp Manor with two pieces of baggage and a song about beating imposter syndrome? That was figuratively me moving to MIT in 2015.

Kyla Truman