In a reasonably strong field, Melvin and Martin pull ahead of opponents

All candidates have put many hours of work into their platforms and campaigns, and all care deeply about serving their fellow students. However, we believe Melvin and Martin have a combination of breadth of experience and policy vision that makes them the best choice to lead the UA next year.

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The candidates for the UA President/VP election applauded at the end of the debate hosted by The Tech in the lobby of W20 Saturday, April 15. Vivian Zhong–The Tech

UA presidential candidates face off in debate

The Tech hosted a public debate between the UA presidential candidates April 14 at 8 p.m. in the lobby of W20.


Gomez & Cox will not be disqualified for late submission of candidate registration

In an email shared with The Tech, the UA Judicial Review Board determined that the former Election Commission chair, Scott Perry ’19, acted with “gross negligence” in fulfilling the duties required of him by the Election Code.


Blunt egg donor ad generates controversy among students, CSAIL

The ad described the ideal candidate as a “21 year old Chinese MIT student, top in her class, several awards in high school and university.”


Faculty gives green light on joint 5-7 major

New degree could appeal to pre-med and biotech students.


Faculty approves new rules on half-term subjects

The aim of the new rules is to standardize expectations for these subjects and prevent confusion among students and faculty.

Campus Life

The senior-year question

It doesn’t take long before that dreaded question pops up: “So, what are your plans after graduation?”

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Words take root in people

EMW (East Meets West) Bookstore is a cozy community space and gallery located in Central Square that has hosted one of the longest running Asian American open mic night series in the country.


Blood drive, March for Science, and UA elections

A blood drive will be held in La Sala de Puerto Rico on the second floor of the student center today from 1–6 p.m., tomorrow from 8–1 p.m., and next Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 1–6 p.m. Visit the following website for more details and to make an appointment: http://web.mit.edu/blood-drive/www/.

Chicago mayor Emanuel talks sustainability at MIT

A chance encounter in an elevator spurred the mayor’s visit, according to MIT President L. Rafael Reif.

Rain returns to the northeast 

Cloudy skies today will lead to rain chances tomorrow as a low pressure system pushes east towards the region. Unlike other recent rain events, this system will prove too weak to displace the cool air over the region. As a result, no significant warm up will occur prior to its...


MIT Museum free for MIT spouses

Thank you to Grace Chua for an informative article that shed light on campus life for graduate student families at MIT.

UA President/VP Election

For the first time since 2015, voters will have a choice between not one but three tickets for the future of the Undergraduate Association’s leadership.

Nomads of New House

New House seniors currently living in Houses 3-6 are being forced to move Tuesday, May 30th from their current rooms into rooms in House 1 and 2.


Tinseltown isn’t all glamor, but we knew that

Like the crew behind the film Hidden Figures, Harvey too writes a rarely told story: the point of view of the noir femme fatale.

Brunch and beats

Beat Brasserie, situated in Harvard Square, offers live jazz music to accompany weekend brunches. The atmosphere is perfect for someone who wants aesthetics of a jazz bar, but isn’t yet over 21.

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Cue the music — Broadway’s The Illusionists have come to Boston


Ups and downs highlight April for the Engineers

Men's Lacrosse (7-4) broke a winning streak by dropping a tough one to Clark 11-10. 

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Women’s club water polo heading to nationals for the first time in nine years

Spring sports succeeding in mid-April

Men’s Baseball (11-5) went 4-2 last week playing two games against Clark University, Springfield College and Emerson College each. They split the series against Clark and Springfield and managed to sweep Emerson.

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Mehran Kardar

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Nuh Gedik

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Ahmed Ghoniem