reporter's notebook

Back in Bach

Ma is going to play Bach’s Preludes around the world, especially in places of conflict. He hopes to use this aspect of culture as a way to unify people and teach them how to think of culture as a solution.


Martin, Jiang on accessibility, student autonomy, and mental health

Current UA Vice President Alexa Martin '19 and UA Secretary Kathryn Jiang '20 are running as a pair for UA President and Vice President, respectively.


Tuition and fees to increase to $51,832 for the upcoming academic year

Tuition for the 2018-19 academic year will increase by 3.9 percent, while financial aid will increase by 9.6 percent.

student spotlight

Fiddles and F-theory

Meet Yu-Chien, a physics graduate student at MIT.


New House to become Tier 1 dorm

After a year of renovations, New House will become a Tier 1 dorm — the most expensive option — starting fall 2018.

theater review

‘Villain, I have done thy mother!’

A kingdom divided, three daughters estranged, and a madwoman born in the midst of it all — MIT Shakespeare Ensemble presents Queen Lear, a telling story of the titular queen’s tragic downfall after she divides her empire among two of her three daughters.


Summer housing, UA elections, spring break

The Tech is looking for science and features writers and photographers.

Winter refuses to budge as spring begins

By the calendar, we are now several days into astronomical spring. By the frigid weather, however, you’d never know it. The 4th nor'easter in the past 3 weeks is currently pulling away from the Eastern US coast, has brought heavy snow to much of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast. In its...

Spring break shuttles, CPW hosting, St. Patrick’s Day

Spring break shuttles to Logan Airport will be provided Thursday, March 22–Saturday, March 24. Shuttles will cost $15.


Advice on the GRE for MIT students

MIT students, don't try to wing the GRE.

Addressing falsities in ‘A Not-So-Merry Christmas in Jerusalem’

The Jan. 11 opinion piece in The Tech titled “A Not-So-Merry Christmas in Jerusalem” was littered with factual inaccuracies.

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Street maneuvers


Engineers begin spring sports on a solid note

Men’s Baseball (1–3) started off with a win against Trinity University behind a strong outing by Zachary Kopstein ’20, but dropped their next two matchups against them and lost to No. 1 UMass Boston. 

Engineers collect championships and individual awards across the board

MIT Women’s Basketball wins their first NEWMAC championship.

Playoffs, new seasons, and honors in sight for Engineers

The Engineers compete in swimming and diving, basketball, fencing, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.

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Perfecting the phosphorous process

Targeting tumors

Immunotherapy research is a burgeoning field that aims to help our own immune systems clear the disease in a personalized manner, and for some individuals, the method shows much promise. However, for others, this approach is ineffective. The Spranger Lab hopes to understand these varying responses to immunotherapy.

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Characterizing ancient materials for the modern day