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At DataRescue, students collaborate to protect vital government data

DataRescue Boston at MIT, a day-long hackathon focused on preserving federal data at risk of manipulation or removal by the Trump administration, took place Saturday in Walker Memorial.

GUEST COLUMN

Beyond the bubble

Instead of retreating into the comfort of their bubbles, people are taking action. They have realized that although Trump may be the nominal leader of the country, he is not their leader.

News

MIT's Volpe site development to bring together Kendall Square community

Affordable housing, sustainability, business, and scientific research are among the top priorities for MIT’s Volpe Center redevelopment project. The project will include significant renovations to the Kendall Square MBTA station and the construction of 300 additional housing units, some of which will make up a new MIT graduate residence hall, replacing Eastgate.

News

Trump rescinds directive allowing transgender people to choose bathroom

President Donald Trump on Wednesday rescinded protections for transgender students that had allowed them to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity, overruling his own education secretary and placing his administration firmly in the middle of the culture wars that many Republicans have tried to leave behind.

COMEDY REVIEW

SNL’s Leslie Jones provides a night of raunchy fun

You might recognize Leslie Jones’s name from Ghostbusters (2016), where she starred as Patty Tolan. You might know her from Saturday Night Live, which she joined in 2013. On Sunday night, Leslie Jones performed for a packed house in Kresge.

Leslie Jones, known for her work on Saturday Night Live and her performance in Ghostbusters (2016), performed in Kresge on Feb. 19. Photo courtesy of Leslie Jones
The gallery includes a live mural, where visitors can continue to add their art until the exhibit closes on March 2. Photo credit: Josh Ramos
ART GALLERY REVIEW

Open Mind :: Open depicts student artwork on mental health

The Open Mind :: Open Art exhibit, which opened on Feb. 16, seeks to “celebrate neurodiversity” - and acknowledge various states of the mind, including depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders.

tech transfers

Nasser Rabbat

I have spent more than half of my life at MIT. Having studied architecture in my native Damascus, Syria, I came to the U.S. to specialize in passive solar energy at UCLA in Los Angeles.

News

Trump rescinds directive allowing transgender people to choose bathroom

President Donald Trump on Wednesday rescinded protections for transgender students that had allowed them to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity, overruling his own education secretary and placing his administration firmly in the middle of the culture wars that many Republicans have tried to leave behind.

MIT's Volpe site development to bring together Kendall Square community

Affordable housing, sustainability, business, and scientific research are among the top priorities for MIT’s Volpe Center redevelopment project. The project will include significant renovations to the Kendall Square MBTA station and the construction of 300 additional housing units, some of which will make up a new MIT graduate residence hall,...

At DataRescue, students collaborate to protect vital government data

DataRescue Boston at MIT, a day-long hackathon focused on preserving federal data at risk of manipulation or removal by the Trump administration, took place Saturday in Walker Memorial.

Opinion

Beyond the bubble

Instead of retreating into the comfort of their bubbles, people are taking action. They have realized that although Trump may be the nominal leader of the country, he is not their leader.

After the bubble burst

In the months since the bubble burst, MIT could have taken a nonpartisan position that attempted to broaden the community’s perspective and to encourage disappointed students to make the best out of the situation. Instead, MIT’s unproductive official response has reconstructed the divisive bubble and alienated many on campus.

Opinion editor's note

Just by virtue of being sheltered, fed, and clothed, we are among the richest quarter of people in the world. Add to that the endless opportunities and resources available to us as MIT students, and there is no question that we are among the freest to direct our lives and...

Sports

The Engineers continue to enjoy a spectacular month

Men’s Volleyball (15-3) went undefeated this week with four wins over Emerson College, Kean University, Elms College, and John Jay College. The Engineers didn’t lose a single set, going 3-0 in all of their matches.

MIT basketball basks in glow of weekend win, looks to finish season on strong note

MIT Figure Skating Club finishes seventh with six medals at home rink

The MIT Figure Skating Club hosted the first Eastern Intercollegiate Figure Skating Team Competition of this season on February 4-5, 2017. Skaters representing 30 different colleges from across the East Coast came to the Johnson Athletics Center to compete. Boston University won the competition with 84 points, followed closely by...

Campus Life

Nasser Rabbat

Mohammad Alizadeh

Campus Life editor's note

Every day we trudge through the Infinite. We pass peers, professors, and staff, all heading their separate ways. In Campus Life, we cross paths; we learn each other’s names and hear each other’s voices. This year, we heard resilience in struggle and grief in loss, courage under pressure and inspiration...