Grad students lobby for research funding in Washington
A delegation of 23 graduate students visited members of Congress in March to lobby for increased federal funding for scientific research. Their visit to Washington marked MIT’s ninth year participating in the annual Science-Engineering-Technology Congressional Visits Day.
Steady cool temperatures through end of week
High pressure over the eastern half of the U.S. and a Low passing along the Canadian border will keep daytime temperatures steady in the mid to high 50s (°F) and nights in the high 30s (°F) through the weekend in Cambridge. There will be clouds and moderate to strong winds but little chance of precipitation. To the West, however, the Great Lakes region likely received some snow last night and will get some mixed precipitation today. To the north, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine will likely get showers today.
Defense plays down prosecutors' image of 'unrepenting' Tsarnaev flashing middle finger
Jurors saw a new face of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the opening statements of the marathon bombing trial’s penalty phase on Tuesday, when the government showed a photo of Tsarnaev flashing his middle finger at a holding cell camera shortly after his arrest two years ago.
In the April 17 issue of The Tech, an article about the 2014 Putnam Mathematical Competition misstated the class year of Mark Sellke ’18.
Tell Me About Your Day tackles mental health with conversation
TMAYD, a student initiative that aims to get more students talking to and supporting each other, has gained momentum and funding since its inception following the deaths of freshmen Matthew L. Nehring and Christina E. Tournant earlier this semester.
24-hour Clover HFI opens in Central Square
There’s now another alternative to LaVerdes for late-night snacks. On April 22, the popular eatery Clover Food Lab celebrated the opening of its new 24-hour location in Central Square, Clover HFI.
WEIGHING NET NEUTRALITY VS. THE DIGITAL DIVIDE:
Today, over two-thirds of the world’s population remains without access to the Internet. It is crucial to an increasingly global economy to bridge this vast digital divide by connecting the billions of people now without a voice. And, at first glance, organizations like Facebook’s Internet.org seem to strive to do just that. To date, their service has provided free access to a handful of cherry-picked web applications to thousands of users in parts of Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. But underneath the lofty goal to connect the rest of the world to the Internet, perhaps Internet.org has an ulterior, more manipulative motive that completely opposes the basic tenets of net neutrality.
The role of Residential Life Area Directors
The tragedies at MIT in recent months gave a new sense of urgency to the discussion about mental health support for all members of the community. A crucial part of undergraduate student life at MIT is the dorm experience and the unique and diverse residential communities we pride ourselves on encouraging. In 2012, the Division of Student Life (DSL) introduced the Residential Life Area Director (RLAD) position to the existing dorm structures on campus.
Patriots season to begin vs. Steelers
Super Bowl XLIX champions New England Patriots will begin their title defense against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 10 to kick off the 2015 NFL season.
MIT men’s baseball crushes Wheaton
Hayden Cornwell ’15 belted a three-run home run and went on to drive in six runs in the game to help MIT overcome and early deficit and score a 12-4 victory over Wheaton College in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) baseball action. The win pulled the Engineers to just a half game behind the Lyons in the NEWMAC East Division standings.
Women’s lacrosse sweeps Emerson Freshman scores five goals to lead Engineers to 19-8 victory
Trailing by one goal late in the first half, MIT rattled off six unanswered goals as it went on to defeat Emerson College, 19-8, in a NEWMAC women’s lacrosse game on Saturday. Emily Young ’18 led all players with seven points on five goals and two assists to go along with a game-high eight draw controls for the Engineers (13-2, 6-1 NEWMAC). Junior Tayllar Righini paced the Lions (8-5, 3-4 NEWMAC) with three goals and two assists.
Technical Problems 4
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“SAAM Says” is a collection of narratives by sexual assault survivors and victim advocates being published during MIT Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This is the third of four pieces in the series.