News

Plans of repopulation abandoned: Senior House to become graduate housing

Students accuse administration of collective punishment — but numbers don't matter, Barnhart says, if “the end result is that students living in Senior House wouldn't have a good experience.”

News

Union hosts rally for MIT janitor under threat of deportation

Approximately 40 people checked in at the rally in support of Francisco Rodriguez, who has worked at MIT for the past five years.

News

Senior House ranks high for underrepresented minorities, similar to New House in family income, new data show

The Provost’s office recently released data detailing student demographics by residence hall including race, ethnicity, gender (data from the registrar); family income (data from student financial services), and sexual orientation (data from a question in the enrolled students survey which had a 58 percent response rate).

News

Senior House no more: community reacts with disappointment, fear, and anger

The decision to turn Senior House into a graduate dormitory, announced last Friday by Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart PhD ’88 to the Senior House community, has been met with condemnation from vocal MIT community members.

guest column

SIPB: IS&T’s rollout of NAT creates more problems than it solves

SIPB believes that access to a virtually unlimited pool of public IPv4 addresses is a privilege that tremendously enhances the value of an MIT education, both for students learning to build new internet services and for students who use those services. As such, we advocate for a full rollback of NAT deployment on campus networks.

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July 4th fireworks: a star-spangled night

SH residents discuss concerns about admins’ review process

Senior House residents were informed April 20 of an impending “review process” which included voluntary interviews to investigate what the chancellor called “dangerous behavior.”

Relocated New House students debate opportunity to reside in Senior House next year

Several New House houses were offered the chance to move into Senior House last week – including iHouse, Desmond, and La Casa.

Opinion

Senior House residents respond to Chancellor Barnhart

We agree that it is appropriate to remove from Senior House anyone who has violated an MIT rule or actively, repeatedly, and affirmatively encouraged rule-breaking behavior. However, it would be entirely inappropriate to prevent any of the rest of us — the overwhelming majority of Senior House residents — from...

Pilot 2021 threatens the LGBTQ community at MIT

As the presidents of MIT’s three undergraduate LGBTQ organizations, we feel compelled to advocate against the dispersion of one of MIT’s largest LGBTQ communities and the destruction of one of its vibrant queer-affirming spaces that has existed for decades in Senior House.

Give the chancellor a break

Since her appointment as Chancellor in February 2014, Cynthia Barnhart, PhD ’88 has overseen a variety of changes for student life on campus. Recent actions regarding Senior Haus have proven unpopular with some of the student body. However, Chancellor Barnhart has taken, at her own risk, unprecedented steps towards including...

Arts
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Making the world a better place, one startup at a time

Food, Feuds, and Fame in Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent

Tenaglia and Bourdain manage to create a cohesive character piece that takes a personal and honest look into the life story of a culinary icon.

DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar

The inconsistencies in the songwriting along with weaker concepts prevent DAMN. from being the great album it was expected to be.

Sports

IM Executive Board introduces Beaver Cup

The Beaver Cup is a points system through which FSILGs, graduate departments, and clubs can score points for participating and winning in different leagues. 

Special Spring-round Sports Blitz

Men's Baseball (21-14-1) made their fourth appearance in five years at the NEWMAC Championship but fell in back-to-back games to Babson College. Three were named to the 2017 Academic All-America Division III Baseball Team, including Austin Filiere '18, who extended his on-base streak to 64 games, a NEWMAC record. 

Engineers perform well as season nears its end

Men’s Baseball (20-11-1) won three out of four games last week. They advanced to the NEWMAC Championship series that will be held this weekend.

Campus Life
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Nir Shavit

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Dina Katabi

Corporate polish

The other day, a friend of mine put in a good word for me for an amazing internship opportunity. He wrote, “Laura is not corporate polished, but she built a cosmetics manufacturing enterprise with no science background at all. She hustles and makes it happen. If she doesn’t know how...