Embattled UA president and vice president will likely resign Wednesday
An Undergraduate Association Council meeting agenda published shortly before press time listed a “transition” of power to the president-elect Matthew J. Davis ’16 and vice president-elect Sophia Liu ’17 with no mention of an impeachment vote, implying that the sitting officers, Shruti Sharma ’15 and Billy Ndengeyingoma ‘15, will step down.
High pressure heralds return of spring
After a brutal winter in which it was colder than 40°F for over a month, the Boston area is finally getting a taste of above-normal temperatures. With a high of 69°F (21°C), yesterday was the warmest day of 2015 so far, 14° warmer than the normal high of 55°F (13°C) for this time of year.
Davis and Liu sweep UA presidential elections
The Undergraduate Association announced on April 11 that Matthew J. Davis ’16 and Sophia Liu ’17 had won the election for president and vice president with 61 percent of votes cast in their favor.
Ray Wang was incorrectly listed as an author on an article that ran last week with the headline “Tsarnaev guilty of bombing marathon, killing MIT officer.”
MIT holds debate on divestment as part of 'climate change conversation'
MIT became the first university to hold an administration-sponsored debate on fossil fuel divestment last Thursday, amid demands from student group Fossil Free MIT (FFMIT) that the Institute reallocate what they call “investments that will lock us in to catastrophic climate change.”
Norovirus outbreak ‘likely over’
Last week’s norovirus outbreak is likely over, MIT Associate Medical Director Howard M. Heller wrote in an email to The Tech.
MIT’s insult to parenthood
Last week, Lorraine Goffe-Rush, VP of Human Resources at MIT, announced the Institute’s new policy on parental care. She wrote in an email on Tuesday that MIT is “pleased to announce” that the Institute will provide “up to 5 days of Paid Parental Leave to eligible mothers and fathers,” within 4 months of birth or adoption. Goffe-Rush added, “We are delighted to have this opportunity to further expand MIT’s benefits to new parents in our community.”
Women’s lacrosse earns 15-9 victory
The MIT women’s lacrosse team closed out the non-conference portion of its schedule by defeating Gordon College, 15-9, last Friday night. Emily J. Young ’18 led all players with five goals and added three draw controls for the Engineers, who improved to 10-2 and generated the program’s first back-to-back 10-win seasons. Jessica Castelline paced the Fighting Scots with three goals and an assist as their ledger lowered to 7-6.
MIT sweeps doubleheader to conclude Babson series
MIT completed its three-game New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) baseball series against Babson College with a doubleheader sweep Saturday afternoon. A five-run, eighth inning was the difference in an 8-4 win in game one, while Nicholas J. Locascio ’16 picked up his first win of the season in game two as he blanked the Beavers over the first eight innings in a 6-3 victory.
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