EECS announces new curriculum
The department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science has announced a new curriculum that has been approved for EECS majors in the class of 2020.
Institute launches $5 billion comprehensive campaign
Called the MIT Campaign for a Better World, the initiative has already garnered $2.6 billion from more than 77,000 donors.
New House faces possible destruction
New House will need to be “thoroughly repaired or demolished,” DormCon President Kate Farris ’17 said in an email.
Affiliated links FSILGs and LGBT groups at MIT
Affiliated seeks to fill the void at the intersection of FSILGs and the LGBT groups at MIT with the objectives of advocacy and community building.
MIT wins Putnam Competition for third year in a row
The winning team consisted of Mark Sellke ’17, Bobby Shen ’17, and David Yang ’17, who were chosen ahead of time to represent MIT. The teams from Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, Stanford, and Harvard all trailed MIT, ranking second, third, fourth, and fifth, respectively.
Thirty-five percent of freshman class declares Course 6
Overall, 70.2 percent of the Class of 2019 enrolled in the School of Engineering, 19.9 percent in the School of Science, 2.2 percent in the Sloan School of Management, 1 percent in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, 0.6 percent in the School of Architecture and Planning. A final 6.1 percent have yet to declare.
Team of grad students lobby congress for science funding
The group spoke with congresspeople and staff members from the offices of 32 Republicans and 29 Democrats. Topics of discussion ranged from the impact of science and technology on the national economy to specific, local issues.
Admins respond to students’ drug policy criticisms
There is no “vast difference” between the way that drugs and alcohol are treated under MIT’s Good Samaritan Policy, Kevin Kraft, the Director of Student Citizenship, said.
MIT to offer Korean language classes in the fall
Two new Korean culture classes being offered are Intro to East Asian Culture: Zen to K-Pop, and Digital Media in Japan and Korea.
No loopholes in protecting civil rights
Earlier this month, the Massachusetts Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill that would represent a crucial step forward for transgender rights in the state.
Addressing recommendations for inclusivity
Since December, we have had the exciting opportunity to work together in a historic collaboration of students and senior administration to consider the recommendations for a healthier and more inclusive MIT community.
The UK is stronger in Europe
The U.K. is the third largest member of the EU and one of its most important voices. Yet many advocates for “Brexit,” Britain’s exit from the EU, are trying to convince the citizenry that leaving is necessary.
A reflection from within the LGBTQ community
I am proud of my capacity for love. I never would have thought that a community of straight people who could not empathize with my experience could serve as my rock.
A potpourri of performances in Boston Ballet’s Mirrors
The pas de deux has an impressively broad range of moves. The spins and lifts are mostly unique, and the variety easily keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Darkness lurks in Hemingway’s island paradise
The film’s ambition in trying to tell several stories at once can’t be faulted, but we are left wanting a little more of each.
Misa Kuranaga takes flight in spring premiere of Swan Lake
Kuranaga is wonderful at capturing the frail, tormented, hauntingly beautiful White Swan in the second act, yet is able to quickly switch to the energetic, coquettish Black Swan for Act III.
Softball to head to College World Series
Softball is headed to its first College World Series appearance (NCAA Final 8 to be held in Salem, VA) after defeating WPI 2-0 in a best-of-three series in the NCAA Super Regional championship.
Cycling clinches conference championship
The MIT cycling club capped off its road regular season by clinching the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference Championships (Easterns) held on the weekend of April 23-24 at Warwick and Turners Falls, MA.
Alexandra Marshall '16 talks pitching, statistics and teamwork
Marshall holds the school record for most strikeouts in program history. She talks about scouting opponents, reliance on data, battling Type I diabetes, and reveals her favorite pitcher and the baseball team she roots for in this interview with The Tech.
Reflections of a BSU Co-Chair
Every BSU Co-Chair had at least one major innovation during their tenure, and I had no idea what mine would be. Then came the wave of events across college campuses such as the University of Missouri, Yale University, and Ithaca College.
I felt alone and ostracized. Not only did my social group fall apart, but my family fell apart, too. For the first time, I started feeling suicidal.
I was fine until I was a teenager. That was when I first started feeling like I wasn’t good enough, wasn’t measuring up. I went to college and moved to Denver. I struggled with feeling unstable.