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MIT is partnering with Commonwealth Kitchen to fill the three restaurant spaces in Lobdell Dining Hall with women or BIPOC-owned food businesses. CADY BORONKAY
News

MIT to require COVID-19 vaccine for all students

All MIT students should be vaccinated before the fall semester begins and should share their current vaccine status via COVID Pass.

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Student holiday, name recordings, ring sales

May 7 is a student holiday. No classes will take place.

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MIT to open local, minority-owned food vendors in Student Center

The student survey was sent out on Sunday, May 2 via email, and asked students to rank the food options for each of three kiosks; these options would replace the previous vendors — Cafe Spice, Shawarma Shack, and Shinkansen Bullet Train.

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UA Council votes in favor of divestment in consensus decision

MIT Divest Co-Chair Arnav Patel ’21 and member Jess Cohen ’22 wrote in an email to The Tech that the Council’s decision “brings a lot of momentum to pushing the Institute to divest from the fossil fuel industry.”

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Graduate student stipend rates to increase by 3.25%

Waitz, Schuetz, and Zuber wrote that there will be no change in housing rates while the price of MIT’s Student Extended Insurance Plan will decrease by approximately $180 for the upcoming academic year.

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Graduate Student Council releases results of advising survey

40% of respondents were “dissatisfied with their department’s support in finding an advisor, reporting advisor behaviors, and communicating how to leave an advisor.”

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UA Wellness offers free menstrual cups to MIT students

This project is one among multiple efforts by UA committees to promote sustainable and cost-effective menstrual products in the MIT community.

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Name recordings

Graduating students received email invitations from Name Coach, a name pronunciation service, to record their names for Commencement in an email April 30. 

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A calming homestretch

Enjoy the near-average temperature while we are racing toward the end of the semester.

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On Sunday, students competed in a game of dodgeball on Briggs Field, hoping to earn points for their dorm during the second weekend of the Dorm Olympics. Cady Boronkay
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PNR Toddlers vs. Tech Students: Tell me you've been terrorized by 042 without telling me you've been terrorized by 042... Alina Sarmiento–The Tech
me vs. me

A laundry list of decision-making advice

I was left choosing between an adventure of a lifetime or a guaranteed good time with my friends in a city I know and love.

News

Name recordings

Graduating students received email invitations from Name Coach, a name pronunciation service, to record their names for Commencement in an email April 30. 

Graduate student stipend rates to increase by 3.25%

Waitz, Schuetz, and Zuber wrote that there will be no change in housing rates while the price of MIT’s Student Extended Insurance Plan will decrease by approximately $180 for the upcoming academic year.

MIT to require COVID-19 vaccine for all students

All MIT students should be vaccinated before the fall semester begins and should share their current vaccine status via COVID Pass.

Opinion

#StopAsianHate: A call to action for the MIT community

For far too long, MIT has excused racism, fetishization, and anti-Asian sentiment within the Institute. We must begin to acknowledge that these issues cannot be divorced from our campus.

Towards a substantive and meaningful DEI strategic action plan

We ask, where do senior leadership see themselves in this plan, other than taking credit for its creation? And will that plan materially improve the lives of those at MIT whom this plan was supposed to serve?

Addressing academic inequity at MIT through grade transparency

Allowing students to know where they stand in their classes, where they may be going wrong, and how they can improve their performance is crucial to their learning process.

Arts

AJR’s ‘OK Orchestra’ is more than just okay

When AJR put out this album, they remarked that while it might not explicitly talk about the COVID-19 pandemic, the songs on it are certainly a product of its time.

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A moving undercover thriller based on true events

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What it takes to love

Campus Life

Welcome to CP*, Class of 2025!

‘The Tech’ spoke with a few prefrosh about their prospective areas of study, what they look forward to at MIT, and what events stood out to them at CP*.

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The balance between optimism and realism

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Ardent salmon tales