Social Implications and Responsibilities of Computing, Academic Degrees working groups present ideas for College of Computing
HASS Dean Melissa Nobles said that the goal of the working group is to examine ways to integrate scholarship on the social implications and responsibilities of computing into the fabric of the college.
Elango, Green on institutionalizing transparency, working towards free tuition, and eradicating food insecurity
"Students are dealing with financial burdens directly tied to what they owe MIT. And it affects not just their present circumstances, but through their decision-making it ends up affecting their future," vice presidential candidate Kelvin Green said.
The results of the Undergraduate Enrolled Student Survey (ESS), a survey MIT administers every four years in the spring, were emailed to students last Thursday. The survey, with a 38% response rate, indicated that the student body generally feels positively about the campus community and their learning, but a significant proportion of students also frequently feel overwhelmed or stressed. Other factors surveyed include extracurricular participation, majors, and eating habits.
The committee hopes to plan tent parties at least once every four years so that students can experience them at least once in their undergraduate career.
At SNHU, Kolenbrander will help the year-and-a-half-old college rethink how “engineering education and STEM education can be more effective, more accommodating, and more inviting.”
IAP course Designing the First Year proposes improvements restructuring GIRs and learning communities
One team’s project, GIR Up, would “redefine and restructure the first-year GIR experience” by replacing final exams with a “culminating and interdisciplinary project.”
A recent gift from Joyce Linde (widow of Edward Linde ’62, a real estate developer and philanthropist) is funding the construction of a new music building to encompass the current and future needs of the department in providing rehearsal, educational, and performance spaces. Students and professors in the music department express hopes that the new building will increase awareness of the far-reaching influence of music on MIT as well as serve as a home and a space to nurture their passion for music.
History has shown us that science has the potential to do more harm than good, and the College of Computing is a testament to MIT's responsibility to make sure it is used properly.
The MIT Police released their Annual Security and Fire Safety Report Sept. 28. The report contains crime statistics on criminal and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) offenses, arrests and disciplinary referrals, and hate crimes from 2015 to 2017.
Compared to 2017, the number of unique classes that first-years registered for increased by 10 percent.