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.
“Career fairs, in general, shouldn’t be used to fund student groups because it really is the wrong incentive structure. It incentivizes those companies that can pay a lot to come to a career fair to come, and those that might not be able to pay a lot of money not to come,” Nelson said. “We’re aiming for a kind of decoupling of the Career Fair proceeds from the funding of groups.”
Students may now petition art courses taken at Harvard, Wellesley, or the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) to count for the HASS-A requirement.
Members of the Class of 2021 received a surprise gift upon checking in to MIT — a backpack that, when scanned through a smartphone, can display the profile its wearer uploaded.