MIT is weighing the pros and cons of housing undergraduates in the Metropolitan Storage Warehouse building, among other proposed ideas for revamping campus.
A guest column published Tuesday made references to MIT’s parental leave policy that were misleading. MIT employees and MIT graduate students have separate parental leave policies, and the new benefit of five days of paid parental leave is in addition to substantial existing parental leave policies for employees. An updated version of the article online also makes note of MIT’s existing maternity leave policies, which give female graduate students and employees up to two months of accommodation when they are expecting.
“And let’s get to work!” announced Matthew J. Davis ’16 at the conclusion of his first speech as president of the Undergraduate Association. The rare half-second pauses in his delivery would have likely been polished out had he had an extra month to prepare for the moment, but no such luck — embattled former president Shruti Sharma ’15 resigned a month early during Wednesday’s UA Council meeting, sweeping him and vice president-elect Sophia Liu ’17 into office within a week of their election. Davis said he learned of the pending transfer Monday at 11 p.m.
MIT took first place in the 2014 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, results for which were recently released. Five MIT individuals also received the Putnam Fellowship, which was awarded to the top six scorers.
MIT is not permitting events between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. during this year’s Campus Preview Weekend.
This week, Bostonians have been reminded of how nice it is to be above average in something that isn’t snowfall! Since Sunday, we’ve enjoyed daily high temperatures 5–10°F above average and abundant sunshine, with more on the way this weekend.
Yarden Katz’s guest column published on April 9 offers me the chance to clarify an announcement sent on April 7 concerning a new Paid Parental Leave benefit approved by the Employee Benefits Oversight Committee, which adds to leave policies already available to eligible MIT employees.
If you’ve seen House of Cards or Orange is the New Black, then you know that Netflix isn’t half bad at making awesome television series. On top of that, we all know that Marvel is pretty great too — whether you simply enjoy their movies or you’re a die-hard comic book reader, who can resist a good superhero story? Luckily for everyone eagerly awaiting Avengers: Age of Ultron or the next episode of ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Netflix is here to save the day and satisfy your Marvel cravings.
It’s time to make good use of your HBO Go accounts — Game of Thrones season five launched this past Sunday, and if you haven’t had a chance to see the premiere, you have a couple of days to catch up before episode 2 airs. “The Wars to Come” picks up right where season 4 left off, reminding us of the events that nudged Westeros into a pit of chaos while hinting at the turmoil to come.
MIT scored four times in the first inning and then held off WPI down the stretch to take 7-5 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) baseball victory Tuesday afternoon. Hayden K. Cornwell ’15 drove in three runs for the Engineers while Alex Venditti drove in a pair for WPI.
Technical Problems is a weekly column consisting of puzzles and math problems intended to be accessible to undergraduates of all majors. The column features new problems each week as well as solutions to the problems posed two weeks earlier. The solutions to last week’s problems will be included in the column next week. If you are interested in having one or more of your solutions published in the column, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.