Top MIT administrators discussed budget cuts at a Q&A session at the Undergraduate Association Senate meeting on Monday, October 5.
It all started on September 20, with a third of an ear of corn, snap peas, and a stuffed portabello mushroom. Sean Y. Liu ’10 was disgusted with the size of his dinner, so he took a snapshot and sent it out the <i>next-forum</i> mailing list for everyone to see.
The Undergraduate Association released the results, but not the individual vote tallies, of its fall Senate and 2013 Class Council elections on Saturday. A little over a quarter of undergraduates voted. Danielle A. Class and Amanda C. David were elected President and Vice President, respectively, of an all-female, all-sorority Class of 2013 Council. In a special election, Sojung C. Lee was elected Class of 2011 treasurer.
CORRECTION TO THIS ARTICLE: Because of an editing error, a Tuesday, Oct. 6 "In Short" item on the MIT Student Extended Insurance Plan ran one week late. The deadline for canceling or enrolling in the plan was Sept. 30, as correctly reported in the "In Short" section of The Tech's Tuesday, Sept. 29 issue.
Buying a prepaid debit card these days is just about as easy as picking up a bottle of shampoo or a candy bar. Walk into a Wal-Mart or almost any major drugstore, and rows of plastic worth $25, $100 and even $500 beckon from kiosks alongside prepaid phone cards and gift cards for retailers.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded Monday to three American scientists who solved a problem of cell biology with deep relevance to cancer and aging. The three will receive equal shares of a prize worth around $1.4 million.
The fear of swine flu is being compounded by new worries, this time among primary care doctors who say that they are swamped by calls from patients seeking the new vaccine, and that they are ill-prepared to cope with the nationwide drive to immunize everyone, particularly children and chronically ill adults.
With unemployment expected to rise well into next year even as the economy slowly recovers, the Obama administration and Democratic leaders in Congress are discussing extending several safety net programs as well as proposing new tax incentives for businesses to renew hiring.
The asteroid that struck the planet 65 million years ago was very bad for the dinosaurs, as everyone knows, but it wasn’t too good for smaller things, either. Even algae and other primary producers in the ocean were affected, probably because atmospheric debris from the impact reduced the sunlight available for photosynthesis.
October has begun! Historically this month has been home to a wide variety of weather conditions for the New England region. This time of year has seen weather ranging from snowfall (on October 2, 1899), to 90 degree temperatures (on October 12, 1954), to hurricane landfalls (on October 20, 1770). As we transition from a warmer, calmer summer weather pattern to the cold, stormy winter pattern, it’s possible to experience all kinds of weird phenomena.
An article Friday on the UA Senate and Freshman Class Council elections incorrectly claimed that the UA will hold elections for the UA Executive Board in the Spring. Only the President and Vice President are elected at that time. The majority of the Executive Board — committee chairmen — are appointed by the incoming President and VP and approved by the Senate. The Senate Speaker and Vice Speaker are elected by the Senate in late Spring.
It’s October once again, the time of year for the MLB playoffs.
When the MIT Engineers took the field Saturday, they were not only competing against the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth Corsairs, but also the weather — reminiscent of their first storm-delayed game three weeks ago at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. This time, however, the Engineers’ impressive performance both offensively and defensively led them to a shutout victory over UMass-Dartmouth — the first win over the Corsairs in a decade.
This past Friday, MIT Women’s tennis suffered a tough loss to Tufts 9-0. The tennis team was down to six players due to sickness and injuries, making for an interesting lineup. They came back to win on Saturday against Clark University.