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The "Reclaimed" project was displayed in Lobby 7. YU JING CHEN
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‘Reclaimed’: taking pride in our names and heritage

Colorful portraits of smiling MIT students wrapped around the pale limestone supports. Each photographed person carried a whiteboard with their names scrawled on, accompanied with its meaning, their pride spilling off the glossy photo-grade paper. In the stressful midst of finals week, this unexpected change of scenery came as a delightful surprise.

News

Met warehouse to house SA+P and makerspace

“We [SA+P] do not own the ground floor anywhere on campus except at the Media Lab. This makes us invisible to anyone navigating through MIT, and almost impossible to find,” Dean Sarkis wrote.

News

MIT admits 7.4 percent of EA applicants

MIT offered 707 students early admission to the Class of 2023.

letter to the editor

A letter to Associate Provost Lester on Saudi Arabia

Are there any circumstances under which our institution would end relations with such an agent as Saudi Arabia? And if so, how would those circumstances differ from those we face with Saudi Arabia?

movie review

Look out Oscars, ‘Vice’ is heading your way

'Vice' tells the story of Dick Cheney, from his earlier life to his entry into politics to becoming the vice president to George W. Bush Jr. Hilarious, thought-provoking, and totally unexpected, 'Vice' is a must-see movie this Christmas.

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Building 44, or the Cyclotron, is expected to be demolished this fall to make way for the College of Computing’s new headquarters. MIT has emphasized the ideal location of this site, which is close to other computing-related buildings. The Tech
News

College of Computing headquarters to replace Building 44

Perhaps the most distinctive exterior feature of Building 44 is the “J” sign, which refers to the J particle discovered by Samuel C.C. Ting and his group in 1974.

book review

Fresh voices of reality and working to understand ourselves

Providing fresh voices that should be heard, 'Points of You' is written with honesty that can be appreciated by all. The voices of Vick Liu, Julia Rue, Mina Fahmi, and Drew Bent alternate throughout the book, speaking about a wide range of topics, including mental health, relationships, and leadership.

News

IAP and spring pre-registration, UROP applications

The deadline for IAP pre-registration is this Friday, Jan. 11. The Add/Drop application will become available Jan. 14 at 9 a.m.

Associate Provost Richard Lester recommends against termination of existing relationships with Saudi Arabia

Lester's report argues that the cessation of MIT’s relationships with the Saudi organizations it currently engages with would probably fail to have a “meaningful ameliorative effect.”

Course evaluations, pre-registration, end of term

Course evaluations are now open and will remain open until 9 a.m. the first day of finals (Dec. 17).

Opinion

MIT must cut ties with the Saudi government

The Saudi Arabian government has built up an egregious record of human rights violations. MIT must cut ties with the regime to take a stand.

What the College of Computing can do for both MIT and society

History has shown us that science has the potential to do more harm than good, and the College of Computing is a testament to MIT's responsibility to make sure it is used properly.

Response to “Grad students suffer from lagging support”

"We are pleased by our very meaningful collaboration with graduate student groups and others on these topics [and] we invite all graduate students to join us in creating an even better MIT."

Sports
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Head of the Charles Regatta 2018

MIT Cricket runners up in American College Cricket Northeast Championship 2018

MIT Cricket recovered from a crushing loss against Northeastern in the first league game but missed out narrowly in the final to finish as runners-up in the American College Cricket North East Championship held Oct. 6 and 7 in Queens, NY.

MIT Cricket beats UMass Lowell by six wickets in thrilling last ball encounter

In a game that had its fair share of twists and turns, MIT emerged victorious thanks to an excellent all-around bowling performance and a half-century by Vaikkunth Mugunthan G.

Campus Life

All about Auntie

This week, in lieu of actual questions, Auntie Matter narcissistically decided to invent and answer questions about herself.

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Nine weird food combinations in my life

Advising the advisor

Instead of telling your students not to work a specific kind of job, encourage them to be a specific kind of person — one who is awake in the world.

Science
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Mental health and the brain

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From analyzing M&Ms to illuminating cells

The next generation of materials

The Electrochemical Materials Lab focuses on finding new ways to process ceramic and glass, leveraging new methods and design paradigms towards new device functionalities that have the potential to make our phones and computers smaller, faster, and smarter than ever before.