The park currently under construction at the site of the now-demolished Bexley Hall (Building W13) will not be completed until the end of November, one month after the original target date.
By the time the class of 2022 arrives on campus, MIT.nano will be open to both the MIT community and the public at large, according to the latest construction updates.
Professor Emeritus William M. Siebert passed away Sunday, Oct. 25, at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Massachusetts, at the age of 89. Siebert, the Ford Professor of Engineering emeritus, was widely known for his contributions to long-range radar, and for his dedication to undergraduate teaching.
A woman was found dead in the women’s locker room sauna at DuPont Athletic Center last Friday afternoon. She was not an MIT student.
The MIT Media Lab convened Nobel prize laureates, celebrities, and renowned academics for its 30th anniversary celebration last Friday.
The United States’ East Coast has experienced a period of unusual warmth this week. High temperatures in Boston have been in the 50s and 60s (°F) nearly every day for the past week, and we haven’t seen a high temperature below 50°F (10°C) since all the way back on Oct. 25. Normally, temperatures like this are more often observed in the first few days of autumn than in the first few days of November.
The very first person killed on 9/11 was an MIT student, Daniel Lewin, someone I knew well. Before I moved to a dorm or even considered applying to MIT, I was a resident of Westgate Low-Rise, that collection of squat apartment buildings past Next House clustered around a playground. My mother was a graduate student in Course 11 in the late 1990s; Daniel and his young family lived in the apartment above mine. He became a second dad to me after my father was felled by a brain tumor, but my relationship with him was not unique. He was widely loved here on campus.
Since economic policies shape the lives of each and every one of us, it seems right to discuss them in the public space. But in this space, an important component is often left out — a base in economic realities. Non-experts need not and should not approach economics as an empty canvas when thinking about public policy. Instead, the general public should treat economics like other professional fields, such as medicine, and apply their values to options laid out by economists as feasible.
Along the spectrum of villains and traitors, Macbeth falls somewhere between Brutus and Joffrey Baratheon. Spurred on by his wife’s ambitions, he murders his king, his best friend, and a whole family in order to gain and keep the throne. With all the aspirations of a would-be ruler, but none of the guts, Macbeth is truly an unsympathetic character. But what if someone other than Lady Macbeth were pulling his strings? What if the events of Shakespeare’s classic play were actually orchestrated by a cabal of witches?
Given that this was my first time at the Boston House of Blues, I was underwhelmed by the grimy building and the barely filled general admission section. Was this really the iconic Boston venue that had been graced by artists like Miley Cyrus, Chance the Rapper, and this time, the Cold War Kids?
The Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is a vibrant group of 12- to 21-year-olds who devote their Saturday afternoons to practicing together and putting up roughly three performances a year. Many are currently in college as well, including MIT freshman Jueun Lee on the cello. Formed in 2012 as an offshoot of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, BPYO aims to provide opportunities for young musicians to grow.
MIT women’s soccer players Alexandra R. Hrabchak ’19 and Lauren S. Ullmann ’17 were named as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, as announced by the league office early afternoon on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
October was a busy month for the MIT women’s ultimate frisbee team as it fielded teams in three different competitions. With an unprecedented addition of over 30 members to the roster this fall, MIT had the luxury of fielding multiple teams in the same tournament, giving its rookies valuable match experience.
MIT APPLICATION ESSAYS THAT WORKED ‘I’m like a moth to the flame when it comes to the hustle and bustle of Silicon Valley’
This is part of a series of MIT application essays submitted by students who were later admitted to the Institute. The following prompts are from the 2014-15 admissions season.