News

Mayor corrects ‘misinformation’ on Trader Joe’s, says property owners intend to keep store open

Cambridge mayor Marc McGovern corrects previous misinformation on possible Trader Joe's redevelopment. The property owners have in fact decided to keep the grocery store on Memorial Drive open.

News

Endowment excise tax to cost MIT $10 million a year, Reif says

MIT relies on investment income, which accounted for 31 percent of MIT’s total campus revenues during the last fiscal year, to support its programs.

by the numbers

17 incidents I shared with my roommate

We had a very eventful first semester and great bonding experiences. Shout-out to Ivana, my wonderful roommate! (She made me say that...)

album review

True jazz pizzazz

The Great Nostalgist begins with a deep, rolling groove under the fairly mystical title “Adult Joe.” The nine songs that follow have similarly wistful names, from “Theme for Gloomy Bear” to “Truant” to “Emotional Baggage Carousel.”

feature

MIT chef talks food, family, and feeding students

Brian Dagnall, Director of Culinary Operations for MIT Dining: "I love food, so everyday I wake up, I roll out of bed, and I’m doing what I love."

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Shakespeare and Sir Thomas Kent in 'Shakespeare in Love.' NILE HAWVER/NILE SCOTT SHOTS
theater review

“Shall I compare thee to a mummer’s play?”

Imagine a William Shakespeare (George Olesky) who isn’t quite as eloquent as his plethora of plays would imply. At the beginning of Shakespeare in Love, this is the version of Will we get: writer’s block, broke, and losing his faith in his own career as a playwright and a poet.

the plus plus

What do podcasts and journaling have in common?

I want to be the kind of person who listens to podcasts, but I like music too much.

News

Committee reviews progress on climate action at MIT

Two years after its initial publication, a committee reviews the successes and challenges in implementing MIT's Climate Action Plan.

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Francisco Rodriguez spoke at a Dec. 22 press conference following his release from a five-month detainment by ICE. ANNE TRAFTON – MIT News Office
News

MIT janitor Francisco Rodriguez released from ICE detainment after five months

“We are presenting some new facts as part of the motion to reopen the case,” John Bennett, a member of Rodriguez's legal team, said.

News

Setec Astronomy wins 2018 Mystery Hunt

Teams varying in size from five to up to 200 members raced to solve all the puzzles that ultimately led to a special object hidden somewhere on campus.

News

Mayor corrects ‘misinformation’ on Trader Joe’s, says property owners intend to keep store open

Cambridge mayor Marc McGovern corrects previous misinformation on possible Trader Joe's redevelopment. The property owners have in fact decided to keep the grocery store on Memorial Drive open.

Pre-registration, CI-H/HW subjects, CPW event submission

Students must pre-register for spring subjects by 5 p.m. today or face an $85 late fee.

Cold winter continues in the Northeast

The Northeast has been experiencing a roller-coaster of weather this winter.

Opinion

Why is Arab violence taken as a given?

On Dec. 6, 2017, President Trump announced that America officially acknowledges Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and would eventually move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Referring to this as “acknowledging the obvious,” Trump explained that Israel is a sovereign state, recognized internationally and by the U.S., with the right...

Not-so-Merry Christmas in Jerusalem

There was no Christmas tree put up in Jerusalem this holiday season. In fact, it has been some time since a Christmas tree was put up in Jerusalem.

SIPB: net neutrality matters

A week from now, on December 14, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote to dismantle net neutrality rules. Unless you are an Internet Service Provider, the end of net neutrality rules is bad news.

Arts

‘Hostiles’ is a brutal, if unfeeling, portrayal of the Western Frontier

In what begins with a lurch but slows to a crawl, director and writer Scott Cooper’s film ‘Hostiles’ has us wishing for dynamic dialogue and a more succinct and surprising script.

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Second novel by Andy Weir, author of ‘The Martian’, falls short of expectations

‘What kind of frigging person bashes in their friend’s knee?’

Two-time national champion Harding was infamous in the early 90s for her association with the knee-smashing of her biggest skating competitor, Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan.

Campus Life

18 things to do this IAP

Welcome back to campus! Figuring out what to do with yourself at MIT can be hard when you don’t have a schedule, set by classes and UROPs, to regulate your life. Here are some suggestions on how to spend your time this IAP.

My morning commute as an algorithm

I am a creature of routines, and being a Course 6 student has inspired me to algorithmitize (yes, that’s a made up word) my life when possible. For example, I do laundry every Saturday, sometimes earlier when my hamper is 75% full, or my favorite hoodie is in need of...

A guide for course evaluations

You’ve probably gotten a deluge of emails asking you to fill out course evaluations. You’ve got a lot on your plate right now with finals and such, so here are a few things to ponder so you can optimize your subject evaluations. You’ve gotta make sure instructors and departments hear...