A student igniting a poster in a common area and another student tossing a flaming pillow in a dumpster were just two causes of fire reports made to the MIT Police in the past three years, according to the 2016 Annual Security and Fires Safety Report.
The MIT Police Department informed Senior House last month that it would no longer be allowed to run live outdoor music events past 11:30 p.m.
The MIT Campaign for a Better World has raised $2.9 billion of its $5 billion goal since the campaign officially launched May 6.
A committee of faculty across departments recommended a 12-unit “computational thinking” requirement for all undergraduates, which would cover programming basics.
A petition appeared on the site urging the MIT administration to better support the service.
The Open Mind :: Open Art exhibit, which opened on Feb. 16, seeks to “celebrate neurodiversity” - and acknowledge various states of the mind, including depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders.
The Vagina Monologues began with a lively discussion of what vaginas are called in different majors. “In course 6, they call it the ‘Big O’.” “In course 12, they call it the ‘black hole.’
Following the executive order barring entry to the U.S. from several countries, MIT filed an amicus curae brief to provide the court with perspective on how the ban affects institutions of higher learning.
A party delegation from a region encompassing MIT is revived after three years of inactivity.
MIT has created the new position of Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Community Involvement. Gustavo Burkett, the current director of student involvement at Boston College, has been chosen for the role.
MIT sent out a food and dining survey Mar. 13 to help “develop a plan that will inform the search for a dining provider” said Matthew Bauer in an email to The Tech.
At a previous hearing Jan. 13, De La Cruz was denied bail after being ruled “dangerous.” This week’s hearing revised the ruling, declaring Angel not “dangerous.”
A hearing to determine whether Angel De La Cruz would receive bail was postponed until next Monday, May 1.
MIT Medical insurance rates for grad students with spouses and dependents are set to increase by 9.4% next year, 5% higher than the increase for other students.
MIT No Aramark, an MIT campaign launched, started circulating a petition to the MIT community last week calling on encouraging the MIT to join the national movement to boycott Aramark, aMIT’s food supplies for Verde’s (?) and (?).
Current students and community members respond
Administration decides to resettle Senior House residents, citing “unhealthy behavior” during last year’s turnaround period
Senior House will be mostly depopulated, and will instead house students in Pilot 2021, a new program for freshmen focused on “academics, personal development, and wellbeing.” Current residents will need to go through a “selective” application process in order to live in the dorm next year.