New dorm on Vassar to open summer 2020 with dining hall and 450-bed capacity

The residence hall will house students relocated due to future renovations, and will have to balance, among other issues, sustainability goals with students’ need for kitchens.


DSL to search for new dining provider, seeks student input

The search for a new dining provider, guided by responses from the student survey and feedback from Envision, a consulting firm engaged by DSL, will begin in May. A new vendor is projected to be selected by fall 2018.


MIT admits Class of 2021, works to ensure students from travel ban-affected countries can attend

MIT released its regular action decisions for the Class of 2021 last Tuesday, bringing the total number of admitted students to 1,438 out of the 20,247 who applied, for an acceptance rate of 7.1 percent, down from 7.8 percent last year.

theater review

Exit, pursued by a bear

Every production of The Winter’s Tale interprets the instruction in its own way: as a man in a bear suit, a shadow seen in a flash of lightning, an evocative growl from offstage.

letter to the editor

Murray, Middlebury, and MIT

A reader discusses Dr. Charles A. Murray’s incident at Middlebury College and what MIT can do.

tech transfers

Azra Aksamija

I come from Sarajevo, Bosnia, a place historically known as the Jerusalem of Europe.

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Azra Aksamija, Associate Professor in the MIT Program in Art, Culture, and Technology. Photo courtesy of Daniel Jackson.

Spring Break != Spring Weather

Although Monday marked the official First Day of Spring, the Northeast appears to have a different idea about what that means than the rest of us. Get all the sun you need today because this weekend is going to be perpetually overcast with some rain and snow. If you're getting...

Chomsky lecture, airport shuttles, housing

Noam Chomsky will speak about climate change and President Trump today from 5-6:30 p.m. in 26-100 in a Starr Forum lecture entitled “Racing to the Precipice: Global Climate, Political Climate.” Seating is first-come, first-serve. Overflow seating will be available in 54-100, where there will be a live stream of the event.


Out of roughly 20,000 applications to MIT, 1,438 were admitted as of Pi Day, and around 500 were waitlisted.


The invisible families of MIT

Spouses and families support MIT graduate students on their journey towards a Ph.D. Spouses help hold the family together amid long hours in the lab, conferences away, and weeks in the field. Yet to MIT as an institution, we do not exist. We are ghosts, hardly counted, with no data...

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.


Cajun sensation opens in Back Bay

The restaurant, which opened late in February, is two blocks from Copley Square and looks like a nondescript Comm Ave basement on the outside, but offers an intimate, moody atmosphere indoors thanks to its small dining spaces and rustic, magnolia-tinged decor.

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When all along, you’ve been telling the truth

“Tale as Old as Time” (Turner)

This film not only managed to stay true to the original, but made it even more resonant and complex than before.


Jen Williams talks team culture, a coach’s life

In the final segment of ‘Coach focus’, softball head coach Jen Williams talks about efforts made by her coaching staff to build team culture, challenges faced by coaches at MIT, and how to evaluate success in a process-driven program.

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Reaching for the SumMIT

MIT swim and dive team breaks 12 NEWMAC records at NCAA DIII Championships

The MIT Swim and Dive Men’s and Women’s teams finished eighth and fifth respectively at the 2017 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving National Championships held in Shenandoah, Texas last week, with the women’s team finishing in the highest place ever in program history.

Campus Life
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Stefanie Mueller

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Srini Devadas

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Nikta Fakhri