President Reif wrote in an email Wednesday that the preliminary report on the MIT Innovation Initiative — a manufacturing-focused effort announced last September — has been published. This report, detailing “an ambitious vision for how MIT could enhance its ability to deliver innovation to the world,” is a product of the program’s Adivsory Committee, also formed last fall.
Nov/Dec Faculty Newsletter released
This month’s edition of the MIT Faculty Newsletter touched on many of the same issues that have been at the forefront of recent student concerns. The newsletter highlighted faculty positions on issues including online learning and the Task Force on the Future of MIT Education, MIT’s response to sexual assault on campus, and mental health at MIT.
MIT students protest Ferguson grand jury decision on campus
In the wake of the Ferguson case in Missouri and protests around the country, some MIT students, including many from the Black Students’ Union (BSU), were inspired to speak out themselves.
Rainy weekend in store
It will be mild and rainy throughout the day tomorrow, with up to an inch of precipitation expected to fall. The rain is likely to start a couple of hours after midnight tonight, and continue into the early morning on Sunday. Colder temperatures will return on Sunday and continue into the early part of next week, with a chance of rain or wet snow on Monday and Tuesday.
An article about the suspension of Delta Upsilon in the Tuesday, Dec. 2 issue of The Tech incorrectly said Louis DeScioli was president of MIT DU in fall 2014. He was president of the chapter in fall 2013.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
In a letter to the editor in Tuesday’s issue of The Tech, graduate student Juliet Stanton makes several observations about the current planning process for renovating Hayden Library. On behalf of the MIT Libraries I can say that we wholeheartedly agree with her views on carefully considering the needs of the entire MIT community as we explore additional ways to meet our mission to create and sustain an environment that advances learning, research, and innovation at MIT. We are committed to supporting students like Juliet, as well as all MIT students, faculty, researchers and staff in the important work they do.
Once upon a time there was a shuttle humanity sent out in the space-time loom. Imagination and curiosity have always been the longitudinal threads that allow for the shuttle’s expedition. The crew was full of storytellers, including many grandmothers, Stanley Kubrick, and a 44-year-old screenwriter, film director Christopher Nolan.
Men’s basketball comes up short
Cold shooting and turnovers were more than MIT could overcome tonight as UMass Boston took a 59-52 decision in a non-conference men’s basketball matchup. Senior Carl Joseph led all scorers with 23 points for the Beacons, while Justin M. Pedley ’16 led the Engineers with 15.
UPCOMING HOME EVENTS
Friday, December 5
Carlsen is still World Champion Dominant opening helps Carlsen win
Norwegian Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen retained his World Chess Championship crown after seeing off Vishwanathan Anand of India, 6.5 — 4.5 in a rematch of last year’s World Championship. In 2013, Carlsen had comprehensively beaten Anand, winning three and drawing the rest en route to his first World title. Carlsen, the youngest player to the be highest rated player in the world admitted he was surprised to see that Anand had been victorious at the Candidates tournament thereby earning a right to reclaim his title.
Saying it loud
Editor’s note: The following is an edited version of a speech delivered by the author in 2012 at the MIT Black Graduate Student Association’s Ebony Affair.
For the love of all material things
During Thanksgiving, one of the most cherished American traditions, my housemates and I decided to honor another cherished American tradition: shopping! And so, we merrily went to Macy’s at midnight of Thanksgiving.