Student killed, three others injured, by allegedly drunk driver
Esquivel was a rising senior in Course 6-3. From Healdsburg, California, he was in New York for the summer interning at the mobile marketing firm, Appboy. He was a co-captain of the wrestling team, and a brother of Lambda Chi Alpha. In an email to the MIT community, Chancellor Barnhart wrote, “We are a tightknit community, and we will continue to care for and turn to each other during this difficult period.”
Heat to increase throughout week
Those who missed the sun's rays over the rainy weekend will have a chance to catch them all this week, as high pressure brings clear skies, heat, and humidity to southern New England.
Nelson begins tenure as VPSL
Suzy Nelson, new vice president for student life, began her tenure July 1. The former Colgate University dean felt welcomed on her first day and looks forward to working with students.
Summer heat gives way to showers
After strong sunshine and offshore flow brought Boston its second 90-degree day of 2016 on Wednesday, today will begin a string of cooler, potentially rainier days ahead.
Summer residents displaced by Random fire
A fire caused significant damage to the Random Hall roofdeck on June 21, and students were relocated to New House. The cause of the fire is unknown.
DSL realignment consolidates support resources
In an effort to improve coordination between student support resources, four existing programs will be combined into a new department under the DSL: S3, VPR, Student Disability Services (SDS), and Community Development and Substance Abuse (CDSA).
Berezin to be head of Random
The new heads of Random Hall will be Jared and Laurie Berezin.
Students respond to announcement of Senior House turnaround
Since the announcement on June 10 that Senior House will not house freshmen during the 2016-2017 school year, students have expressed a wide range of concerns.
Browsers’ bid for relevance is turning them into time-bombs
The growth of mobile devices and the apps that fuel them has been followed by a decline in browsers, locking more and more of the Internet into silos controlled by giant corporations that love “disruption” when they're the ones doing it, but not so much when they’re the ones being disrupted. The browser ecosystem is weaker than it’s ever been, and that’s made it ripe for predation — and you’ll find no better example of it than something happening under MIT’s own roof.
Letters to members of the MIT Administration
MIT community members respond to the administration's decisions regarding Senior House.
The Porch Yellers lament the "Dormpocalypse"
It’s official: we’ve entered the songwriting stage of the pervasive discontent among students about the state of dorm life on campus.
Climate change, foreign policy, and mass surveillance
Shifting her work, which was previously rather pastoral and orchestral, to pop-inspired electronic music, Anohni focuses on politics this time in an attempt to make a protest album.
MLB All-Star Game 2016 and its implications
With the Major League Baseball season about halfway to completion, the best players at each position get to showcase their prowess at the 2016 MLB All-Star Game.
Freshman year reflections
If there’s one thing that MIT has taught me, it’s to not plan too much.