The newest edition of the MIT Faculty Newsletter includes an editorial and article addressing the East Campus development process — both in response to the update on the plan from this summer broadcast by Provost Martin A. Schmidt PhD ’88. The article, written by Architecture Department Head J. Meejin Yoon, outlines the heavy involvement of the School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P), in developing a revised vision for the design project.
BEIJING — Chinese officials moved quickly to control news reports of the pro-democracy demonstrations that began in Hong Kong over the weekend and by Sunday night had turned into the largest street clashes in decades between civilians and the territory’s police force.
MIT recently administered the annual First Year Survey to members of the class of 2018. The survey aims to gain a better insight into the class’s “demographic characteristics, expectations of the college experience, secondary school experiences, degree goals and career plans, college finances, attitudes, values, and life goals, and reasons for attending college,” according the survey’s description provided by MIT Institutional Research (IR).
As September ends, the weather patterns in New England are undergoing a transition from a summer-like pattern, in which forecasts are dominated by sunshine and sea breezes punctuated by occasional showers, to a more fall-like pattern, in which temperatures and precipitation begin to fluctuate more wildly with the comings and goings of frontal systems. October also signals a general cool-down: While temperatures in Boston reached 87°F (31°C) this past Sunday, normal high temperatures will dip down to the mid-50s °F by the end of the month.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday blocked an appeals court ruling that would have restored seven days of early voting in Ohio.
HONG KONG — A wave of protest in Hong Kong further engulfed the city Monday as thousands of residents defied a government call to abandon street blockades, students boycotted classes and the city’s influential bar association added its condemnation of a police crackdown on protesters.
ATLANTA — The criminal trial of a dozen public school educators opened here Monday with prosecutors alleging that the teachers and administrators had engaged in a “widespread, cleverly disguised” conspiracy to cheat on standardized test scores in an effort to protect their jobs and win bonuses.
The Tech received an email from William A. Frezza ’76 a bit over a week ago containing a submission to our opinion section asserting, “Drunk coeds represent the gravest threat to fraternities.” Identifying himself as the “president of the alumni house corporation” of MIT Chi Phi, he portrayed female undergraduates as the true cause of accidents at fraternities, universally hapless beings unable to consume alcohol responsibly, and a steady source of “false rape accusations.”
Marcelo Lehninger, the young Brazilian-born Associate Conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra proved himself worthy of widespread praise Saturday night. Leading the BSO through program centered around Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C Minor Op. 67, Lehninger captivated the audience’s imagination and left them awestruck.
Last Saturday evening I had the pleasure of watching the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s 2014 Fall Season premiere. But before I got there, I had to actually get there, a process that no one had really explained to me before. So, for all the other hapless fools like me out there, here is how to get a ticket to watch a BSO performance.
MIT resumed its American College Cricket (ACC) league campaign on Sept. 14 via back-to-back away games against Harvard University. In the previous semester, both teams had won a game each, with all to play for. Winning the toss, MIT elected to bowl first and immediately put Harvard under pressure.
Hurting from the losses against Harvard University, MIT were looking forward to imposing themselves on the Boston University (BU) Terriers on September 20. MIT fielding coach and talisman, Saad Shoukat ’15, had taken the losses seriously and put his charges through a grueling training session which turned out to be the difference between the teams.
For the first time in the modern history of the MIT football program the Engineers have started a season with three straight wins after taking a 48-26 victory over Salve Regina University this afternoon. In the first New England Football Conference game for both schools, Justin R. Wallace ’15 scored the first of his four touchdowns just two minutes in as the Engineers took an early lead that they did not surrender. Wallace finished with 152 yards rushing to lead MIT, while quarterback Steve Wilken put up 385 yards of total offense to lead the Seahawks.
Morgan K. Moroi ’16 recorded one goal and one assist as MIT claimed their first New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) victory with a 2-1 win over Springfield College on Saturday, September 27. MIT, which improves to 5-3-2 overall and 1-0-1 in conference play, earns their first victory against the Pride since defeating them in the NEWMAC Championship in 2009, while Springfield, which is currently ranked seventh in New England, falls to 4-2-1 and 1-1.
Before we even arrived for orientation at MIT freshman year, we were all supposed to have completed an online program of alcohol, sexual misconduct, and general safety training. I don’t remember much about those videos besides the amazingly awkward acting, but I do remember having to take an exam and perhaps a survey at the end to make sure I understood the important life lessons I had just been taught.
“Is Earth fu**ed?” asked a provocatively titled talk at the 2012 American Geophysical Union, one of the largest gatherings of climate scientists in the world. Believing — like most scientists — that although planet Earth will continue to exist in the face of global warming, its inhabitants are indeed currently fu**ed, I decided to postpone laundry and lab and head to Manhattan for the People’s Climate March the Sunday before last.
Events Sept. 30 – Oct. 06 Tuesday (7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) Iran, The Bomb, and Nuclear Disarmament: Understanding the call to eliminate nuclear weapons, sponsored by The Technology and Culture Forum at MIT and Massachusetts Peace Action — 32-155 Wednesday (5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.) MTA Composer Forum presents Alvin Curran. sponsored by Music and Theater Arts and MIT Libraries — 14E-109i (MIT Lewis Music Library) (5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.) How do physical spaces foster innovation? with speakers David Chang of Paypal and Nadeem Mazen of danger!awesome, sponsored by MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge — District Hall, 75 Northern Ave Thursday (4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) Muddled Information, with speaker Alex Frankel, sponsored by MIT/Harvard Theory Workshop — Littauer-M16, Harvard Friday (12:01 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.) Open mic in the Lewis Music Library, refreshments provided, sponsored by MIT Libraries — 14E-109 (7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) LSC shows X-Men: Days of Future Past, tickets $4 in Lobby 16 — 26-100 Saturday (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) HackMIT, sponsored by MIT TechFair — W34-101 Sunday (11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) China National Day BBQ, sponsored by CSSA and CAST — NW35-Hulsizer Monday (10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.) From Songs to Symbols, From Calls to Speech Graphs, with speaker Sidarta Ribeiro, sponsored by McGovern Institute for Brain Research — 46-3189 (3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) MOOCs: Open Education with Old and New Learners, with speakers Jeff Haywood and Lori Breslow, sponsored by Office of Educational Innovation and Technology — 4-270 Send your campus events to firstname.lastname@example.org.