News

Asu Ozdaglar appointed head of EECS

Prof. Asu Ozdaglar PhD ’03 was appointed head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Ozdaglar has been the interim department head since July 1 and will become the first woman to head the EECS department in MIT’s history.

Campus Life

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 your feedback.

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Subject evaluations, pre-registration, airport shuttles

Subject evaluations are open now until Monday, Dec. 18 at 9 a.m.

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Papers disappear, Tech Exec responds

No one joins The Tech because they are bored and looking for a way to kill time; no one at MIT adds an activity to their busy schedules under those conditions. We do it because we have a profound desire to serve the community, present and future, with and accurate, fair, and holistic records of the days we spend at the Institute. This week, nearly half our distribution was taken Friday, and this undermines The Tech’s mission of making timely news easily accessible to the MIT community.

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MIT DanceTroupe, one of the largest student dance teams on campus, performs at their fall show, "Rick and MoreDT" in the Kresge Little Theater. Lily Bailey–The Tech
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Bradley Jomard ’19, guard for the Engineers, plays against Rhode Island College Thursday, Dec. 7. Courtesy of DAPER Communications
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Good week for MIT basketball

Men’s basketball (8-1) defeated Rhode Island College 76 to 63 Thursday, Dec. 7. Cameron Korb ’19 scored a career-high 32 points and was 8-for-13 for three-point shots. This victory was the Engineer’s fifth in a winning streak.

guest column

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.

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A cappella group MIT Chorallaries performing at the Tech Twinkles, an event hosted by the Undergraduate Association. Dec. 6. Adria
News

MIT hosts climate policy summit, Bloomberg speaks

On Dec. 7 and 8, MIT hosted the Northeastern North America Policy Summit, which brought together climate researchers, policymakers, and business and civic leaders from the northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada to share climate leadership strategies.

News

Subject evaluations, pre-registration, airport shuttles

Subject evaluations are open now until Monday, Dec. 18 at 9 a.m.

MIT hosts climate policy summit, Bloomberg speaks

On Dec. 7 and 8, MIT hosted the Northeastern North America Policy Summit, which brought together climate researchers, policymakers, and business and civic leaders from the northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada to share climate leadership strategies.

Corrections

Last Thursday’s print edition of The Tech unintentionally featured an inaccurate headline for the article detailing MIT’s 2018 commencement speaker, Sheryl Sandberg. This headline served as a placeholder while a proper one was written to fit the size available in the paper. The placeholder headline was mistakenly printed. The Tech deeply...

Opinion

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.

Poor logic behind current tax reform bill

With President Trump’s reinterpretation of what is taxable income, he will surely lead by example and pay out of pocket to cover taxes on all of his travel expenses whether he travels to meet a foreign dignitary or to just dust off his putter.

GOP tax bill would undercut MIT’s mission

MIT produces an extraordinary amount of beneficial — lifesaving — research, and the new taxes would damage its capability to do that.

Arts
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Odyssey Opera and Boston Modern Orchestra Project presents The Trial at Rouen

Who will be your ideal Toon date?

The MIT/Wellesley Toons invited attendees to experience Dream Toons: A Toon Dating Simulator this past weekend. The show started with a special feature of Out Of Toons, a humble group featuring Toons alumni.

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Magic and Beauty of a Hundred Years

Campus Life

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...

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Fifty years of Tech Squares

Confidence matters

I am an entrepreneur, and I’m looking to start another company. I did it alone the first time, and I realized it makes sense to find a cofounder because starting a company is a hard and lonely road.