Social issues surface in the final Republican debate
Just as Santorum surged into final Republican debate before Super Tuesday, the culture wars reignited; set alight by Obama’s Catholic contraceptives clash, Charles Murray’s book-length jeremiad about lower-class immorality, the Susan G. Komen foundation, and the word “transvaginal.”
Emily Obert ’11 fell on a clear warm day almost exactly like today. The kind of day when, in her faint Virginia twang, she might order you to stop sitting around and go outside.
PBE hazing details still undisclosed
A week after the News Office announced the decision to suspend the fraternity Phi Beta Epsilon (PBE) for hazing, parties remain tight-lipped about details of the case.
IFC halts rush for two frats
Two MIT fraternities, Phi Beta Epsilon (PBE) and Beta Theta Pi, have been barred from extending bids to new members this year according to Interfraternity Council president Ryan Schoen ’11.
In interview, Gates describes philanthropic journey
After he spoke at Kresge Auditorium, Bill Gates sat down with <i>The Tech</i> to talk more about his college tour, his philanthropy, and the philosophy behind it.
Gates asks students to tackle world’s problems
“Are the brightest minds working on the most important problems?” Bill Gates asked an audience of students and faculty in Kresge on Wednesday.
Winter storm approaches MIT
MIT remains open today as Cambridge is predicted to get 4-9 inches of snow, according to National Weather Service forecasts. Snow emergencies have been declared in both Cambridge (effective at noon) and Boston (effective at 8 a.m.). During snow emergencies, parked cars must be moved off snow evacuation routes.
2012 ring design allegedly leaked
On Sunday, alleged pictures of the Class of 2012 ring design were sent to three dormitory mailing lists from a Gmail account impersonating the Class of 2012 Ring Committee. Members of the actual Ring Committee said they did not send the e-mail, but refused to confirm or deny if the pictures were genuine.
Tech debuts new look
Today you see a transformed <i>Tech</i>.
MIT Admits Record-Low 10.4 Percent of Early Applicants, Rejects Record-High 17 Percent
About one fifth of applicants, an unusually large fraction, were rejected outright in this year’s early admissions cycle, which saw a record-high of 5,684 applications and a record-low admission rate of 10.4 percent.
MIT Admits Record-Low 10.4 Percent of Early Applicants, Rejects Record-High 17.4 Percent
About one fifth of applicants, an unusually large fraction, were rejected outright in this year’s early admissions cycle, which saw a record-high of 5,684 applications and a record-low admit rate of 10.4 percent.
Sex@MIT: The Survey
Earlier this month, we asked all undergraduates via e-mail to take a sex survey. We asked you if you were having sex, when you were having sex, what kind of sex, and how good it was. About forty percent, or 1729 people, responded. We present the results here. Some of the statistics will not surprise anybody. Some surprised us all.
Probable Swine Flu Spreading As More Flock to MIT Medical
Four patients have tested positive for influenza A at MIT Medical in the past week, Chief of Medicine Howard M. Heller said yesterday.
Appeal Denied to ATO; Fraternity Is Expelled From House and MIT
The Alpha Tau Omega fraternity lost its appeal and has been expelled from MIT, the Interfraternity Council announced yesterday.
Deep Budget Cuts Are On the Way, Says Undergrad. Education Dean
MIT must focus on cost savings, Dean for Undergraduate Education Daniel E. Hastings ’78 said at last night’s Undergraduate Association Senate meeting.
Random Hall Celebrates Its 40th Birthday With an Eclectic Party
If the candles on the dome didn’t make it obvious: Random Hall is officially over-the-hill.
$900K Donated by MIT Employees in 2008 Election Cycle
MIT employees gave nearly $900,000 in political contributions this election cycle, a search of the Federal Election Commission’s public database reveals.
With Students at the Helm, Ambulance Stands Ready
Five years ago, if you called on campus for an ambulance, the MIT Police would show up. The officers dispatched to help you would be fully-certified emergency medical technicians, but they still carried badges. These police EMTs might take you to the hospital, but they might also write you up afterwards.
Gethers & Whitney-Johnson Awarded Rhodes Scholarship
Alia Whitney-Johnson ’08 and Matthew L. Gethers ’09 are MIT’s latest Rhodes Scholars, two of 32 scholarship winners nationwide who will study next year at Oxford.
Steam Pipe Explosion Damages Building 66
Building 66 sustained extensive water damage after a high-pressure steam pipe burst in the sub-basement Friday night, according to Steven K. Wetzel, manager of facilities for the Chemical Engineering department. No one was injured, Wetzel said, though repairs will probably cost upwards of seven figures.
Dormitory Council Will Not Levy Tax This Term Because of Budget Surplus
To spend down its large budget surplus, the Dormitory Council will not tax the dorms this semester.
Students Plan Sit-In To Protest Handling Of Student Life Issues
Students are planning a sit-in today in Lobby 7 to protest the administration’s treatment of student issues like hacking, housing, and dining.
YouTomb Takes Stock Of YouTube Takedowns
On April 6, 2008, a clip of an Oklahoma police officer assaulting a man appeared on the popular video-sharing site YouTube. Tagged with “police,” “brutality” and “beat up,” it received over 20,000 views in the ten brief days that it was available.
Senior Gift Aims for 55 Percent Donation Level
The Senior Gift campaign kicked off last night, challenging seniors to donate to MIT and reach 55 percent participation rate. This year’s senior project, a fund for students taking unpaid externships over the Independent Activities Period, was also unveiled.
Dental Plan Launched By GSC
This year, for the first time ever, graduate students will be able to purchase basic dental insurance through MIT.
Saferide Will Use New NextBus Tracking System Starting In July
Starting July, GPS tracking will return to MIT’s shuttle buses.
A Novel IAP Goal: Facial Hair
It’s hard to think of anything that has twisted in the winds of pop culture quite like the great American mustache. Commonly praised and parodied, what was once the crown jewel of the ’70s and the favored scion of Tom Selleck and Burt Reynolds is today a kitschy-creepy accessory that may or may not be making a comeback.
Gray to Step Down From HST Leadership Position
Martha L. Gray PhD ’86, director of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, announced in November that she will leave the position at the end of the academic year.
Falling Limb From Baker Tree Injures Student
A senior was injured by a falling tree limb at Baker House Saturday, according to Campus Police Captain David Carlson.
MIT’s First Student Life Dean To Retire at End of School Year
Dean for Student Life Larry G. Benedict will retire at the end of this academic year. As the Institute’s first dean for student life, Benedict drew fresh attention to improving the student experience, resulting in the construction and renovation of several dormitories and the expansion of residential dining among other initiatives.
MIT Solar 7 Team Builds ‘Zero Energy’ Home For D.C. Contest
Four months ago, the lot on Albany Street stood empty. If all goes to plan, in 10 more days the lot will be empty once again.
Short-Staffed, LaVerde’s Delays Return to 24 Hrs.
LaVerde’s Market will delay its return to 24-hour service indefinitely due to the departure of key night shift workers over the summer, according to General Manager Marc Semon.
Solar Decathlon Places 13th in DOE Competition To Build a Solar Home
The MIT Solar Decathlon team placed 13th out of 20 teams in the Department of Energy competition to build a practical solar home. MIT’s entry, a house called “Solar 7,” earned top marks for its efficient use of solar energy but lost points in architecture and market viability. MIT competed in the competition for the first time this year.
FutureBOSTON Project Invites Open Dialogue Regarding City
With world-class universities, innovative young companies, and a vibrant arts community, Boston is no slouch at attracting talent. But FutureBOSTON, an urban development project and competition organized by MIT, insists that the city can — and must — do better.