At community forums held on Thursday and Monday afternoon, students, faculty, and staff voiced concerns about MIT’s preliminary cost-cutting report. Many worried about the report’s recommendations, especially the proposals to increase undergraduate enrollment by 10 percent and to decrease the number of graduate students by 1,000. Staff were concerned about potential cuts to their retirement and health benefits.
Starting perhaps as early as next fall, MIT will introduce its new Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences requirements, which were simplified after a faculty vote last spring.
A sixteen-year old black male was apprehended by the MIT and Cambridge police early in the morning on Monday, Aug. 31, after non-fatally stabbing a victim in association with a robbery at the corner of Brookline St. and Massachusetts Ave.
The White House’s intervention in the race for New York governor is the latest evidence of how President Barack Obama and his top advisers are taking an increasingly direct role in contests across the country, but their assertiveness has bruised some Democrats who suggest it could undercut Obama’s appeal with voters tired of partisan politics.
Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s 66-page report assessing the conditions in Afghanistan is serving to catalyze the thinking of a president about what he can realistically accomplish in this conflict, and whether his vision for the war and a commitment of U.S. troops is the same as his general’s.
Three months after he was expelled in a dawn coup, the deposed president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, sneaked back into his country on Monday, forcing world leaders gathered in New York to refocus their attention on the political stalemate to the south and presenting a new challenge to the de facto government.
A friend of mine once said, “You can tell that it’s fall when the skies are clear and blue.” And while this did apply to many of our high school afternoons, it isn’t quite as cut and dry here in Cambridge, where the weather varies more dramatically. Yesterday was such a day with completely clear skies due to high pressure off the coast. Today should also be fairly clear, with a few clouds here and there.
MIT Admissions’s recent decision to drop the long essay in favor of three short ones on the 2009–2010 application is something of a mixed bag. Like Admissions says, it could give MIT a more multifaceted and genuine picture of potential students. But at the same time, it may deny students the opportunity to write beyond a short-essay prompt and beyond a 200 word limit. Both options have their merits, and clearly, it remains to be seen how effective the new application will be.
As a campus group that spends a great deal of time and energy considering the challenges of how we eat (as a global population, as a city, and as a campus), we were struck by the stark juxtaposition in Tuesday, September 15th’s paper between an article about the Clover food truck and a McDonald’s advertisement. Beyond the deep irony of placing an article about a food truck that provides our campus with fresh and healthy lunches next to an advertisement for the very symbol of the food system that we are working to improve, we see a host of challenges.
Because of an erroneous headline provided by the New York Times News Service, a headline in the World and Nation section of Friday’s <i>Tech</i> incorrectly summarized the article that accompanied it. The article was about the Securities and Exchange Commission seeking to ban flash orders, a practice often associated with high-frequency trading, not high-frequency trading in general.
The crowd was in full force as the Rams of Framingham State University entered Steinbrenner Stadium at 1 p.m. on Saturday for the Engineers’ home opener. With fans in full body paint and the band in uniform, the Engineers came out in a spirited defensive struggle.
With 27 seconds remaining in regulation, Brandon Holbrook hauled in a 27-yard pass to give visiting Framingham State College a 20-16 victory over MIT on Saturday. The decision marked the second year in a row in which the Rams have registered a come-from-behind win over the Engineers.