Visa issues prevent several international students from attending iGEM Giant Jamboree
Several international students found themselves unable to attend this year’s iGEM Giant Jamboree, the culminating event of the iGEM synthetic biology competition, due to visa issues relating to their nationality.
Unfounded bomb threat near Hayden
Reports of a bomb threat in Building 14 Aug. 25 were unfounded.
Cameras, card readers, alarms installed on rooftops
New security measures such as cameras, card readers, and alarms have been installed on the rooftops of main campus buildings.
Biology Department to change major requirement course
The changes will involve splitting the 18-unit 7.02 (Introduction to Experimental Biology and Communication) into a 6-unit class followed by a 12-unit class.
Second annual Day of Action encourages public service, engagement with local community
Free and open to the public, the event included lectures, town-hall type sessions, film screenings, workshops, and booths where student groups and community organizations conducted outreach.
TESS exoplanet search to start next week
The NASA satellite will search for possible exoplanets orbiting stars outside our solar system.
New House to become Tier 1 dorm
After a year of renovations, New House will become a Tier 1 dorm — the most expensive option — starting fall 2018.
Beyond the Cradle: Envisioning a New Space Age
Among the keynote speakers was Nobel Laureate Rainer Weiss.
‘I feel aloof yet connected to the rest of the world’
When it is dusk, I can see how the lights of the houses echo the stars above...
‘This is the place where the fog rolls’
I am still picking through it all, trying to piece together who I think I want to be.
BSU kicks off 50th anniversary celebration
In its 50th anniversary year, the BSU wants to “celebrate the black students at MIT and their importance [both inside and outside] the Institute.”
Remembering Amelia Perry
Amelia Perry G died Jan. 30 at hir home in Somerville. A fifth year PhD student in mathematics, Perry is well remembered by many for hir charm, wit, and passion to fight against injustice.
Community Climate Conversation brings together students, entrepreneurs, NGOs, investors
Placards such as “Policy & Advocacy,” “Sea Levels & Weather,” and “Energy & Technology” were placed around the room to facilitate conversations in those topics.
MIT hosts climate policy summit, Bloomberg speaks
On Dec. 7 and 8, MIT hosted the Northeastern North America Policy Summit, which brought together climate researchers, policymakers, and business and civic leaders from the northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada to share climate leadership strategies.
‘Designing the Freshman Year’ course will pilot in spring
“Designing the First Year at MIT” is a new 12-unit course that will open to undergraduate and graduate students this spring. It will count as HASS-E credit and towards a design minor.
Sexual assault reported at Sigma Chi
The MIT community received a “timely warning” email sent by MIT Police Oct. 20 describing the events of a reported sexual assault incident at the Sigma Chi fraternity house five days earlier. The victim reported that she had been assaulted in the basement bathroom of the house.
Ig Nobel Awards Ceremony features vaginal music player
Winners received a prize of 1,000,000,000,000 Zimbabwean dollars and a replica of a human head sporting a question mark (to tie in with this year's theme, “Uncertainty”).
24/7 no more: LaVerde’s shortens hours as school year begins
As the fall semester begins, some may have noticed the sign posted on the entrance to LaVerde’s, the iconic late night convenience store located on the first floor of the Student Center, announcing a schedule change.