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MIT's Class of 2021 received their Brass Rats at Ring Delivery Tuesday evening in the State Room in downtown Boston. Benjamin Gray
News

Students continue to raise concerns over dining plans

Residence hall representatives mainly focused on breakfast swipe utilization, lunch, and community building issues.

News

Social Implications and Responsibilities of Computing, Academic Degrees working groups present ideas for College of Computing

HASS Dean Melissa Nobles said that the goal of the working group is to examine ways to integrate scholarship on the social implications and responsibilities of computing into the fabric of the college.

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Students play open-source Dance Dance Revolution emulator in Rebecca’s Café

The new machine, a state-of-the-art StepManiaX that retails for over $7000, is now free for anyone to use during Rebecca’s Café business hours and available to MIT cardholders 24/7.

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Organizational Structure and Faculty Appointments working groups hold joint forum

Two of the major questions the working group is tackling, EECS Department Head Ozdaglar explained, are what role EE will play in the new college, and how non-College of Computing faculty will connect to the college. 

reporter's notebook

Doug Lauffenburger reflects on time as inaugural biological engineering department head

The goal of the program was "different than had ever been done before, and that is to ground bioengineering in modern molecular and cell biology."

101 things to do before you graduate

Participate in a UROP

During my freshman summer UROP, I spent one of my most fun and adventurous days helping set up a computer cluster for my lab at the Bates Research and Engineering Center.

restaurant review

A cafe with coffee, cookies, and… CBD lattes?

Nestled in a cozy corner of Porter Square’s residential neighborhood, NOCA Provisions couldn’t be a more fitting environment for a slow afternoon paired with a steaming cup of coffee. Among freshly made oat parfaits, an assortment of baked goods, and a daily menu selection, what stands out are their unique lattes.

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Drop date, UA elections, reuse event

Choose to Reuse is holding a reuse event for office supplies on Thursday, April 18 at the Stata Center. Drop-off begins 8 a.m. and items can be picked up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m..

editorial

The new minimum meal plan is misguided

The changes reflect a misdiagnosis of the issues that affect food affordability and accessibility on campus. Rather than assessing students’ eating habits directly, DSL administrators are using meal swipes as a proxy for meal consumption on campus.

dance review

Dancing with the blood

No printed words can do justice to the hypnotic experience created by the Batsheva Dance Company. Rather than anonymizing the individual in the troupe, each dancer bursts like a ray of sun through a quartz prism.

movie review

A full family affair

I know that as soon as Avengers: Endgame comes out in a month, everyone will forget all about Shazam!. But, before that happens, I recommend you take your friends or your family and step into a movie theater to enjoy the unblemished joy that is Shazam!.

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The Beast (Long Nguyen ’19) sings "If I Can't Love Her" in Next Act's 'Beauty and the Beast.' SOPHIA FANG
musical review

Be our guest, be our guest, be our guest!

It’s a tale as old as time.

Opinion

The new minimum meal plan is misguided

The changes reflect a misdiagnosis of the issues that affect food affordability and accessibility on campus. Rather than assessing students’ eating habits directly, DSL administrators are using meal swipes as a proxy for meal consumption on campus.

Do postdocs at MIT face sexual harassment?

To ensure MIT's efforts are effective at preventing gender-based violence on postdocs, we need to both regularly assess the experiences of postdocs through surveys and publicly disclose the prevalence of reported incidents and the outcomes of investigations, both of which MIT already does for students.

What makes MIT unique?

My response in the textbox at the end of the Enrolled Student Survey:

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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

Participate in a UROP

During my freshman summer UROP, I spent one of my most fun and adventurous days helping set up a computer cluster for my lab at the Bates Research and Engineering Center.

A dropped class and a dry spell

My girlfriend says she loves me, but hasn't wanted to have sex the past two months.

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Humans of MIT: Tarun Kamath

Science

Taking advantage of the human genome

Manolis Kellis, professor of computer science, applies his computer science background to find unique solutions to problems in biology.

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‘Watch, perturb, and map’

What happens to science when the government closes?

The longest government shutdown in U.S. history ended last Friday. MIT researchers wrote to The Tech to recount how they were impacted by losses of funding, cancelled conference sessions, missed opportunities for collaborations, and more.