News

Graduate students rally for more on-campus housing

The student and community affiliate group Graduate Student Apartments Now (GSAN) held a rally in front of 77 Mass Ave and marched to Cambridge City Hall for an Ordinance Committee hearing on Oct. 12 to demand that MIT build new graduate housing units as a condition of the commercial redevelopment of MIT’s recently purchased Volpe parcel in Kendall Square.

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MIT graduate students rally in front of 77 Massachusetts Ave. Oct. 12, calling for 1,800 new graduate apartments on campus as a part of the Graduate Students Apartments Now movement. Collyn Chan
News

LIGO makes its first observation of colliding neutron stars

Scientists announced Monday the first detection of gravitational waves from the collision of two neutron stars. Light from the collision was simultaneously observed by telescopes all around the world.

reporter's notebook

Nightclub hosts tech startup showcase

Tech enthusiasts and nightclubs don’t go well together. But that didn’t stop GetGeeked from hosting its tech showcase at the Royale Nightclub in Boston on Oct. 13. Getting first-hand access to gadgets that haven’t been released in the market yet and meeting fellow technology lovers, all while sipping on delicious cocktails, seemed like a perfect way to spend a Friday night.

letter to the editor

CASE leaders and MIT deans on financial hardship

Last week’s Tech article on the Class Awareness, Support, and Equality (CASE) socioeconomic study was a stark reminder to the MIT community that financial hardship is a real issue on campus. It affects undergraduates and graduate students alike, often invisibly. At an institution like MIT, it is unacceptable for any student to go without basic needs due to a lack of funds.

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"Slow Poke", a professional drone racer, showing off a beginner racing drone that attendees could fly at Kendall Square Innovation Playground, a HUBweek exhibition Oct. 11, where a diverse set of interactive events such as Laser Graffiti, a GIF Photo Booth, and Augmented Reality were publicly showcased. Adrian Butterworth–The Tech
guest column

Please vote Nov. 7

When I was a student at MIT, almost no one voted in municipal elections; they seemed so inconsequential. After I left MIT, I was surprised to find that participating in municipal elections has a direct impact on my life and a much greater impact than national elections.

concert review

The tide of expression flows for you

But as with real life, it doesn’t always end how you expect it to, sometimes in the form of a soloist giving a touching soliloquy, sometimes a triumphant explosion of sound, and sometimes, sad chords brought on another theme, but always flowing.

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Gil Shaham performed Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with Andris Nelsons and the BSO. Hilary Scott
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A spread of vegetables and meats ready to be plunged into broth. Mariam Dogar–The Tech
restaurant review

As long as it tastes good, you’re doing it right!

Hot Pot, $$

News

Flu shots, lectures, Red Line

Flu shots will be available Oct. 24 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. in Walker Memorial.

LIGO makes its first observation of colliding neutron stars

Scientists announced Monday the first detection of gravitational waves from the collision of two neutron stars. Light from the collision was simultaneously observed by telescopes all around the world.

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Graduate students rally for more on-campus housing

Opinion

CASE leaders and MIT deans on financial hardship

Last week’s Tech article on the Class Awareness, Support, and Equality (CASE) socioeconomic study was a stark reminder to the MIT community that financial hardship is a real issue on campus. It affects undergraduates and graduate students alike, often invisibly. At an institution like MIT, it is unacceptable for any student to...

Please vote Nov. 7

When I was a student at MIT, almost no one voted in municipal elections; they seemed so inconsequential. After I left MIT, I was surprised to find that participating in municipal elections has a direct impact on my life and a much greater impact than national elections.

The case for MIT graduate student apartments

Starting this year, MIT’s investment arm, MITIMCO, is undertaking a new development near Kendall Square which will bring in well over 10,000 workers. Jobs are good, but new workers will make housing in the Cambridge area even more scarce. We need the MIT student body to take a stand: we...

Arts

The great gamelan

What the songs had in common is their construction — a careful kind of chaos that stops just long enough on a tone for me to commit it to memory. I spent the journey home contented, my ears still wrapped in the concert’s final note.

Boston Lyric Opera opens its season with a compelling Tosca

Tosca

Beware archmages secretly ruling on deserted islands

★★★★☆

Sports

MIT sports continue impressive start to fall season

Men’s football (2-1) defeated Endicott College 31-26 this past Saturday.

Samarth Mohan – a rising star in MIT Cricket Club

Samarth Mohan ’16, recalls playing ‘gully cricket’ – a popular form of ad hoc cricket played in streets – growing up in India. In the narrow streets of New Delhi, Samarth managed to learn the basics of cricket as a sport but was never a part of an organized club team....

Fall sports start season on a good note

Football, soccer, volleyball, and field hockey prevail.

Campus Life
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Nir Shavit

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Dina Katabi

Corporate polish

The other day, a friend of mine put in a good word for me for an amazing internship opportunity. He wrote, “Laura is not corporate polished, but she built a cosmetics manufacturing enterprise with no science background at all. She hustles and makes it happen. If she doesn’t know how...