Interim Leader Stu Schmill Will Be Next Dean of Admissions
The next dean of admissions will be Stuart Schmill ’86. Schmill has served as the interim director of admissions since Marilee Jones’s abrupt resignation last April.
Students’ Subway Security Talk Canceled by Court Order
Three MIT students will not be presenting their security research at the annual DEF CON hacker convention this weekend because of a temporary restraining order filed by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority on Friday afternoon. The students — legally represented by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit advocacy group — are appealing the order.
MBTA Sues Three Students to Stop Speech on Subway Vulnerabilities
An MIT student project showing how anyone with a magnetic card writer can ride the Boston subway for free was not presented at this summer’s DEF CON hacker convention because of an emergency court order. But details sufficient to repeat the attack were published in open court documents by the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority in its request for a restraining order.
Dean of Admissions Replacement Picked; Identity Still Secret
MIT has selected its next dean of admissions and is expected to make an announcement in the coming days.
Marilee Jones Leaves Behind Complicated Legacy
Dean of Admissions Marilee Jones resigned abruptly in April 2007 after admitting to lying on her résumé, shocking the MIT community and putting herself and MIT in the national spotlight.
Changes at Peer Institutions Affect MIT Admissions As MIT Continues Its Early Action Program
MIT saw the effects of major changes in the admissions and financial aid policies at some of the Institute’s competing universities this year.
Twelve Percent Admitted To Class Of 2011
The size of the freshman class will increase next year, which is admittedly good news for the 12,443 applicants to the Class of 2011. Nearly 60 more students were admitted this year, but because the number of applicants also increased, the acceptance rate fell to a record-low 12.3 percent for the Class of 2011.