State Colleges Balance Budget Cuts with Missions
When Michael Crow became president of Arizona State University seven years ago, he promised to make it “The New American University,” with 100,000 students by 2020.
Commitment: The New Factor At Play in College Admissions
Like wary suitors, colleges are searching for signs of commitment from applicants before they extend admissions offers, hoping to find out whether their affection is mutual.
Grad Student Stipends Increase 3.4%
MIT announced last Friday that graduate student stipends will increase by 3.4 percent next year. The decision followed a meeting in Feb. among the Graduate Student Council (GSC), the provost, and the deans of the schools.
Undergraduate Admissions Numbers Through the Years
Undergraduate Admissions Numbers Through the Years
Campus Police Officer Arrested, Charged with Drug Trafficking
Officer Joseph D’Amelio of the MIT Police was arrested in uniform in East Boston on Saturday night for trafficking in prescription painkillers. D’Amelio, of East Boston, and his cousin Anthony Cristallo, of Derry, NH, were caught trafficking 340 OxyContin pills and 500 Roxicodone tablets at an auto shop near Logan International Airport, the <i>Boston Herald </i>reported.
Number of Applicants Increases; Acceptance Rate Is Record 10.2%
The number of students applying to MIT increased by the largest margin in recent memory, thanks in part to a new partnership with a non-profit admissions organization and deteriorating economic conditions. As a result, the acceptance rate plummeted to a record-low 10.2 percent, a substantial decrease from the Class of 2012’s 11.6 percent acceptance rate. Waitlist spots were offered to 454 applicants.
El Salvador’s Leftist President-Elect Has Conciliatory Tone
Almost as soon as Mauricio Funes won the presidency as the standard bearer for the party of El Salvador’s former leftist guerrillas, he set about trying to reassure his opponents.
China’s Stimulus Spending Sows A Surge in Growth
The global economic downturn, and efforts to reverse it, will probably make China an even stronger economic competitor than it was before the crisis.
Obama Moves to Quell Fury Over AIG Bonuses
President Barack Obama and his top economic advisers scrambled to calm a nationwide furor on Monday over bonuses paid at American International Group, even as administration officials acknowledged they had known about the issue for months.
The state of California made its case Monday to regain control of health care in its prisons, telling a federal judge that “dramatic improvements” have occurred since the judge blamed the health system for killing one inmate per week and assigned an overseer to make changes.
Stimulus Puts ‘Clean’ Coal Projects on Faster Track
Near the middle of a dusty construction site here stands a patch of land, about the size of two football fields, notable because it is empty.
An Autism Surge Alarms Minneapolis Somalis
Ayub Abdi is a cute 5-year-old with a smile that might be called shy if not for the empty look in his eyes. He does not speak. When he was 2, he could say “Dad,” “Mom,” “give me” and “need water,” but he has lost all that.
A Sunny St. Patrick’s Day
Today is St. Patrick’s Day, and, perhaps as the luck of the Irish would have it, the weather will remain calm and mostly sunny. Temperatures here will reach around 45°F (7°C), making for a relatively fine day by New England standards. In fact, today’s weather in the Boston area will be somewhat similar to today’s weather in Dublin, Ireland, where temperatures will reach the low 50s°F (11°C) under partly sunny skies. While today’s weather won’t quite reach the spring-like conditions we experienced over the weekend, today’s warming will carry over into tomorrow, and spring’s arrival isn’t far away.
Israel’s prime minister-designate, Benjamin Netanyahu ’75, forged ahead on Monday with negotiations toward a probable narrow, hawkish government after his conservative Likud party initialed its first coalition agreement with the nationalist Yisrael Beitenu party led by Avigdor Lieberman.
The M&M Effect
MIT is at a crossroads. Amidst news of the budgetary crisis and GIR reform, students are troubled by repeated overtures against established traditions of hacking and dining. At the same time, the student body as a whole has become increasingly aware of the existence and the value of the Undergraduate Association.
Letters to the Editor
In last week’s opinion column (“Three Myths About the President’s Budget”), David A. Weinberg says, referring to the increase in federal spending, that “the undisputed cause of this jump is the federal effort to save our economy.” This is not true.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Strong Doubles Play Sets Tone as Women’s Tennis Sweeps Colby
MIT Women’s Tennis defeated Colby this past Saturday, winning 9-0. The warm day allowed the players to compete outside, which also allowed the many fans to see the action better. Among the fans was Kat Pick, a former assistant coach who came out to support the team. With the support of the fans, the team headed out to play doubles.
Brackets Unveiled: UConn Chosen Over Memphis as West’s Top Seed
In the <i>Tech</i> office, the sportswriters anxiously await the results of Selection Sunday. One of the editors is from Connecticut (<i>Editor’s Note</i>: was). I am from Memphis. We’ve been talking smack all season. Finally, the brackets have been revealed, and we learned the teams’ seeding for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Connecticut (27-4) is the number one seed is the West region and Memphis (31-3) is the number two seed — also in the West region.