News

Spring grading also under A, B, C, D/NE, and F/NE system

Similar to Fall 2020, all students may choose one subject to be graded PE/NE, and sophomores may designate one subject as Exploratory.

News

Two MIT seniors named Rhodes Scholars

Grey-Stewart was named a U.S. Rhodes Scholar. Alshalan was awarded the Rhodes Scholarship for Saudi Arabia.

me vs. me

Frustration and empathy are conflicting

Extending empathy to those who are struggling used to be something I defaulted to and something I championed to others.

News

Spring housing placements delayed until late December

Housing and Residential Services (HRS) received a “high volume” of spring housing applications and expects that “students’ housing plans may change during the course of the coming weeks.”

weather

Cloudy days and stormy nights

After a mostly rainy and cloudy week in Cambridge, we are set to expect more rain on Saturday and another cloudy week ahead.

in short

Pre-registration, subject evaluations, finals

The last day of classes is Dec. 9. End-of-term subject evaluations may be completed until 9 a.m. Dec. 14.

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Pedestrians cross Mass. Ave. as the fall semester comes to a close. Nathan Liang–The Tech
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I pour out my emotions like an egg spilling out of its shell. Wenbo Wu – The Tech
wenbo’s walks

Where the sidewalk ends…

The truth is, I only learned how beautiful it is to love other people and the world when I wasn’t so caught up in despising myself.

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Imagination vs. Reality of Thanksgiving break 2020 Tianyuan "Margaret" Zheng '23
lab spotlight

Biosensing with fluorescent emulsions

Moreover, while the published work on this Janus detection system was for Listeria, this method is hardly limited to Listeria. By switching out the antibody from one to another, this system can be applied to practically any pathogen, whether bacterial or viral.

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The double-sided Janus droplets play a significant role in the Swager lab’s work detecting Listeria more efficiently. COURTESY OF THE SWAGER GROUP
News

Cloudy days and stormy nights

After a mostly rainy and cloudy week in Cambridge, we are set to expect more rain on Saturday and another cloudy week ahead.

Two MIT seniors named Rhodes Scholars

Grey-Stewart was named a U.S. Rhodes Scholar. Alshalan was awarded the Rhodes Scholarship for Saudi Arabia.

Spring housing placements delayed until late December

Housing and Residential Services (HRS) received a “high volume” of spring housing applications and expects that “students’ housing plans may change during the course of the coming weeks.”

Opinion

Autism research from an Autistic perspective

The suffering I have experienced has been because of misunderstanding, rejection, judgement, isolation, and abuse. The suffering I have experienced has been because of how others perceive and treat me as an Autistic person.

The “Soro Soke” generation of Nigerians

Even in our sorrow, there is an undeniable truth that many of the youth that have taken to the streets during these protests — whether it be the Nigerian streets or the Twitter streets incessantly tweeting with the hashtag #EndSARS — have woken up.

Trump’s refusal to concede could spark a crisis

At this point, it’s an open secret that Donald Trump is probably planning to claim victory in the 2020 election, whether or not he wins.

Campus Life

Frustration and empathy are conflicting

Extending empathy to those who are struggling used to be something I defaulted to and something I championed to others.

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Where the sidewalk ends…

“Routine” traffic stop

Like clockwork the officer says into his radio, “black male detained.” These words strike you harder than a sucker punch. You ask him why you’re being detained, and he only replies with “for your safety and mine.”