Interphase EDGE hit with declined enrollment for current cohort amidst student speculation of broader trends

Student enrollment for the 2024 Interphase EDGE program has reportedly declined to around 30 students, according to student sources.


Dialogues Across Differences: Susannah Heschel and Ezzedine Fishere host panel on dialogue engagement surrounding the conflict and war in the Middle East

On May 9, Susannah Heschel, the Eli M. Black Distinguished Professor and chair of the Jewish Studies Program at Dartmouth College, and Ezzedine Fishere, a senior lecturer on Middle East politics at the same university, held the final panel of MIT’s Dialogues Across Differences: Building Community, a speaker series hosted at the Schwartzman College of Computing. Heschel studies the evolution of Jewish and Protestant religious ideas in Germany throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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Fireworks burst over the Boston skyline, lighting up the night sky in celebration of Independence Day on the 4th of July. Michelle Xiang-The Tech

Cambridge City Council Unanimously Approves Safety Audits Following Fatal Intersection Collision

In response to the death of Minh-Thi Nguyen G on the morning of June 21 following a fatal collision with a truck, the Cambridge City Council voted unanimously on June 24 to initiate safety audits at intersections where serious collisions have occurred.


In Memoriam: Minh-Thi Nguyen G

Minh-Thi Nguyen G, a third-year graduate student in the Department of Physics, passed away the morning of June 21 following a traffic collision while biking from her apartment to campus.


MIT’s Touchstone system to be powered by Okta starting June 17th

Starting June 17, Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) will update MIT’s single sign-on (SSO) web authentication service Touchstone to be powered by Okta Identity Engine, “a modern cloud-based and extensible platform,” to protect users’ identities and facilitate app access from any device.


MIT Expands Insurance Options with New Enrollment Partner

MIT is set to enhance healthcare accessibility for students with expanded insurance choices and a new enrollment system.


Independence Day celebrations ensue with annual Boston fireworks show

On the evening of July 4, thousands of spectators gathered around the Charles River esplanade to watch the annual Boston Independence Day fireworks show.


MIT Introduces New Guidelines for Personal Wheels (PWs)

MIT has introduced new guidelines for the use of "Personal Wheels" (PWs), including scooters, skateboards, and bicycles, in response to a surge in their popularity on campus.


Premature reports of Noam Chomsky’s death refuted by account from family of ongoing recovery

In June, reports of renowned linguist, philosopher, and political activist Noam Chomsky’s apparent death surfaced across several news sites and social media platforms.

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Celtics parade attracts hundreds of thousands to the streets in celebration of Celtics’ 18th NBA championship

On Friday, June 21, hundreds of thousands of Bostonians—with some reports placing the estimate of attendees to over a million—took to the streets geared in bright green to celebrate the Boston-based basketball team Boston Celtics’ 18th championship title, their first championship win in 16 years.


OmicsWeb: start-up co-founded by MIT professor launches bioinformatics copilot

“Now, it's the time to take advantage of these opportunities.”

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Music Listening

On my good days, it was punk. On my bad ones, it was goth. At my worst, it was Penelope Scott.

vivian's reflections

Last Night

Hearing my senior friends talk about their last semesters and futures made me enter the mindset of a soon-to-be graduate, even though I have one more year of undergrad.

book review

A thrilling read about China’s race to save the imperial treasures in WWII: Fragile Cargo by Adam Brookes

In Fragile Cargo, Adam Brookes encourages readers to look at China’s precious art collection from a different angle.

theater review

Baseball as an act of joy; baseball as an act of rebellion

Throughout her struggles, Toni’s passion for the game shines through. Her joie de vivre is infectious. And even her struggles have the effect of developing her character, forcing her to lean on others while trusting herself, rather than breaking her spirit.

guest column

On the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of Vannevar Bush’s Passing

An approaching anniversary date of former MIT Chairman and Dean of Engineering Dr. Vannevar Bush prompts me to write today. As his sole biographer has just highlighted in IEEE Spectrum, this Friday will mark 50 years since the Jun. 28, 1974 passing of this individual whose footprint looms large on global history [1]. 

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A Faculty Response to Prof. Michel DeGraff

We want to express our strongest possible support of our colleague and department head Prof. Danny Fox, who was attacked in this column.


An Open Letter To The MIT Committee on Discipline

MIT’s acceptance of $11 million in research funding from the IDF since 2015 is disgraceful; the notion that I ought to sit quietly and ask politely for change seemed nonsensical.


Majority of interim student suspensions stemming from on-campus pro-Palestinian protests lifted

23 different students received these suspensions; over the following weeks, they engaged in what they described as stressful, demoralizing meetings with representatives of the administration while continuing to engage in increasingly escalated process action, in a weeks-long review process that ultimately saw many of these sanctions lifted.

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Israeli and Jewish students celebrate community and culture amidst pro-Palestinian protests

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After the firehose: the Class of 2024 reflect upon their time at the Institute amidst commencement celebrations




Interview with Boston Marathon runner David Suarez ’25

The Boston Marathon is one of the oldest and most famous marathons in the world. It takes place annually on Patriot’s Day in Boston, Massachusetts, attracting tens of thousands of elite runners and excited spectators. Totaling to more than 26 miles with numerous challenging segments, the Boston Marathon requires all...



Campus Life

Dear Ex-Girlfriend

When I met you in the fall, you were just what I needed.

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I Was The Token Man And I Had to Leave

Free Listening

A strange loneliness crept over me when I noticed the man with a "Free Listening" sign sitting on the steps of Lobby 7.