How to get wicked this weekend
It’s that spooky time of the year again for people to don costumes, party-hop, gorge on candy, or watch pumpkins fall from the Green Building. This year, Halloween lands on a Sunday, meaning festivities are popping up as early as Friday and will carry through the weekend. Here’s how you can get the most out of Halloween on and around campus.
Students band together to save Band
Pythagoras, Kepler, Galileo may have finally found their saviors — in MIT students. Recently, students formed a group to restore the three musical sculptures in the Kendall T station, which have been in disrepair since at least 2007.
MIT students rally to help Haiti quake victims
After the most powerful earthquake to hit Haiti in a century, more MIT students have raised their voices in response to the catastrophe and have held events to help with the Haiti earthquake relief. From video game marathons to prayers to collages, students have found new ways to engage the community in furthering efforts to help earthquake victims.
New class offerings on Haiti Project-based courses focus on providing aid
In response to the Jan. 12 earthquake, MIT has offered classes focusing on Haiti and how students can help. The Martin Luther King Jr. Design Seminar (17.920) over IAP created a Lobby 10 display and this spring, Special Topic: New Media Projects For Haiti (MAS.963) will study some of the issues Haiti is now facing.
MIT Community Joins In Haiti Relief Efforts; Students Raise Funds
After the magnitude 7 earthquake struck Haiti on Tuesday, January 12, the MIT community has responded quickly by raising funds and initiating relief projects.
MIT Makes National, International Headlines in 2009 News
Throughout 2009, MIT made national headlines in its usual fashion. While members of the MIT community received prestigious awards and pioneered groundbreaking research, this past year ranged from the highs of White House collaboration to the lows of an epidemic and poor economy.
Proposal to Allow Second-Semester Frosh to Live in FSILGs Circulated
A recent proposal to allow second-semester freshmen to move into their respective fraternity, sorority, and independent living group (FSILGs) houses has generated campus-wide discussion. If implemented, it would be a major change to the 1998 decision that requires first year students to live in campus dormitories in response to the concerns about safety and risk management with the FSILG system.
Amnesty International Organizes Iran Forum
Reacting to recent violence against peaceful demonstrators in Iran, many MIT students have expressed their disapproval at the Iranian government — they have taken action in supporting the Iranians’ right to free speech and are mourning those who were killed.
Weather Holds Up for Ceremony, Class of 2009 Walks Last Friday
“Even in the bleakest places, young people crave a reason to hope,” Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick told more than 2,200 graduating students at last Friday’s Commencement ceremony.
Campus Preview Weekend Draws Record Crowd, Awesome Weather
This weekend, a record number of prospective freshmen are expected to arrive at MIT for this year’s Campus Preview Weekend. Over a thousand students from all over the world will gather for a nonstop 72-hour experience involving over 640 events.
Battle of the Jewish Pastries:
On Wednesday night, six respected professors gathered in 26-100 for the Seventh Annual Latke-Hamentashen Debate. Students and faculty, ushered by a yarmulke-wearing Tim the Beaver, packed the lecture hall for the humorous academic dispute over the virtues and shortcomings of the latke and the hamentashen.