Robust nor’easter will challenge snowfall records
Bitter cold temperatures, rampant snowfall, and near-hurricane-force winds will accompany what is likely to be a record-setting winter storm. Originating from Alberta, Canada, the system is now tracking up the eastern coast of New England and wreaking havoc for millions. On Tuesday morning the low will undergo rapid intensification in a process called “bombogenesis,” with central pressure dropping more than 24 millibars in 24 hours. Tuesday’s weather will consist of heavy snowfall and whiteout conditions as the system slowly pivots around the southeastern coast of Cape Cod. With persistent northerly winds gusting to 50 mph, expect blizzard conditions and subzero windchill values.
Snowstorm threatens Northeast
Amongst impending snowfalls and ominous storm warnings, MIT cancelled classes for Tuesday, Jan. 27 and left Wednesday’s opening time pending at 7 a.m. due to the passage of a potentially “historic” storm.
Lewin complainant tells of harassment
A 32-year-old woman living in France has provided Inside Higher Ed with records of sexually explicit messages from former professor Walter Lewin — the same materials that she had sent to MIT and which had served as the basis for a sexual harassment investigation that led to the revocation of Lewin’s emeritus title and the removal of his popular online physics lecture videos.
GSC expands REFS program for peer-support and stress relief
Beginning in February, the Resources for Easing Friction and Stress (REFS) initiatives will expand to include a program whose services will be available to the general graduate-student community.
An article published about the preliminary report for the MIT Innovation Initiative in the Friday, Dec. 5 issue of The Tech incorrectly stated that the full name of the MITES program was the “Minor” Introduction to Science and Technology instead of the “Minority” Introduction to Science and Technology.
MIT student wins Churchill Scholarship
Daniel Kang ’15 has won the Churchill Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge, England.
New Associate Head of EECS Announced
Professor Silvio Micali succeeded Professor Bill Freeman as Associate Head of MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) on Jan. 15.
The unnecessary cost of net neutrality
The Federal Communications Commission is set to vote on new rules to enforce net neutrality on Feb. 26 since a federal court struck down its previous rules a year ago. However, the FCC may not get the chance if Congress preempts the vote.
Who knew a ukulele orchestra even existed?
When an eight-person ukulele band from across the Atlantic comes to Boston, you stop everything you’re doing to see what in tarnation a band with more than one ukulele could possibly do. A lot, it turns out.
Death, dogs, and songs surround MTG’s upcoming production, Lucky Stiff
The MIT Musical Theatre Guild has had a busy IAP preparing for the opening night of their latest production, Lucky Stiff. In the words of director Jon Sue-Ho ’13, the production tells “the story of a pathetic British shoe salesman who in order to inherit six million dollars from his uncle must take his uncle’s corpse on a vacation to Monte Carlo.”