63 first years and 137 sophomores switch residences through FYRE and SYRE
Of 1,076 members of the Class of 2024, 175 participated in virtual SYRE for a rate of 16%, and 108 successfully switched residence halls.
Bryan Stevenson addresses graduates at 2021 virtual commencement
Stevenson commended the Class of 2021 and said he will be “cheering for you as you do the important work that lies in front of all of us.”
Graduate Student Council releases results of advising survey
40% of respondents were “dissatisfied with their department’s support in finding an advisor, reporting advisor behaviors, and communicating how to leave an advisor.”
Class of 2023 Brass Rat unveiled at Ring Premiere
Above the beaver, there is a crescent moon and a full moon, representing the two moon phases during convocation and graduation, the first and last days that the Class of 2023 will be students at MIT.
MIT shares summer policies and testing, campus access, and travel protocols
Requirements for mask wearing, social distancing, and routine testing will remain, with “the potential for reduced frequency toward the end of summer,” the email reads.
Celebrating the life of Jinxuan ‘Janice’ Zhou (1997–2021)
Lena Downes SM ’20 wrote that Zhou was “so kind and thoughtful” and “made a huge impact on everyone who she met” at MIT.
2,129 undergraduates move into dorms Feb. 13–15, experience Q-Week
Regarding her first COVID-19 test on campus, Miner wrote that testing at the Johnson Athletic Center “was also incredibly fast given the influx of first-years moving in.”
MIT granted permission to vaccinate extended MIT community
Stuopis and Waitz wrote that Massachusetts’ vaccination phase, as determined by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and “how regularly and in what volume” MIT receives doses from the state influence whether individuals can receive vaccinations.
All on-campus undergraduate students will receive reusable utensils
The SSC also recommended that MIT “offer disposable utensils and disposable bags only when requested by the student.”
Two MIT seniors named Rhodes Scholars
Grey-Stewart was named a U.S. Rhodes Scholar. Alshalan was awarded the Rhodes Scholarship for Saudi Arabia.
Students returning to their Spring 2020 dorm given priority in housing placements
Director of House Operations Rich Hilton wrote in a Nov. 6 email to undergraduates that staple groups are “guaranteed placement in the same building together” and “may be formed regardless of class year.”
Schwarzman College of Computing launches AI Policy Forum
The AI Policy Forum website writes that the forum will develop a policy framework building on “high-level principles on social and ethical issues such as privacy, fairness, bias, transparency, and accountability.”
Simmons dining worker tests positive for COVID-19
Dinner service for Simmons residents was temporarily moved to Lobdell Dining Hall in the Student Center for the evening following Hayes’ email.