Confused, DSL hits pause on dining menu change
The new and apparently unpopular pilot dining program rolled out throughout dining hall dorms last week will be put on pause, Suzy Nelson, Vice President of Student Life, wrote in a communique to The Tech late last night.
Choose to Reuse, FallFest, Blood Drive upcoming
Choose to Reuse is today, Sept. 15, with drop-off beginning at 8 a.m. and pick up at 11 a.m.
Freshmen choose to stick with New House
The future of New House — which might include demolition or renovation after May 2017 — is uncertain.
Senior House turnaround team holds first meeting
An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that “S3 Staff Associate Joe Zimakas will be living in Senior House.”
VP Gomez to serve as UA president for up to two more weeks
Vice President Daysi Gomez ’18 assumed the responsibilities of Undergraduate Association President while President Sophia Liu ’17 was recovering from emergency surgery in South Africa.
HUBweek returns to Boston
HUBweek, an initiative founded by Harvard, MIT, the Massachusetts General Hospital and The Boston Globe is taking over Boston for the second year in a row.
Simmons bathrooms will be cleaned in pilot program
Later this year, the Division of Student Life (DSL) will pilot a cleaning program for the shared bathrooms in Simmons to promote health and wellness.
New DormCon lays out year’s goals
The Dormitory Council had its first meeting of the year last Thursday. Located in Maseeh, the two hour long meeting meandered through issues such as dining, summer storage, font sizes, security, and the ideal location of kitchens in dorms.
Cool Sunny Weather Locally, Julia Spins off the Carolinas
Cooler, seasonable conditions will overspread the region in the wake of Wednesday’s cold front. That front brought isolated but much-needed rain to Eastern Massachusetts, which remains in the midst of a persistent severe drought. Locally, clear skies and high temperatures in the mid 70s will persist into the weekend before another system approaches from the west by Sunday, bringing a cold front and another opportunity for precipitation. Near the Carolina coast, minimal Tropical Storm Julia will continue to meander, bringing squally weather and heavy rain to coastal regions. Julia is forecast to remain weak and nearly stationary over the next several days before weakening and moving onshore. Elsewhere in the nation, rain and thunderstorms will overspread the Plains as a developing system organizes over the central United States and progresses quickly eastward. Otherwise, calm weather and clear skies will be the norm across much of the country as the Autumnal Equinox approaches.
Hamilton, I don’t think we’re in 1776 anymore
Hamlet-on, a production by the MIT Shakespeare Ensemble, was completely written and rehearsed in 24 hours. A mashup of William Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s wildly popular musical Hamilton, the show proves both clever and hilarious.
Indie game developers and enthusiasts join to celebrate a growing medium
This past Saturday, September 10, marked the fifth annual Boston Festival of Indie Games (abbreviated as Boston FIG), held in MIT’s Johnson Athletic Center. The games on display numbered over 100, and varied widely in genre, scope, and style.
A darkly comedic twist on the revenge genre
Branded as a “dark comedy,” the film leans heavily on the genre’s first word, but scatters subtle pockets of chuckles at incredibly random moments throughout.
Women’s tennis (3-0) blanked Springfield 9-0.
Saberseminar brings together GMs, players, analysts, fans
On August 13th and 14th, hundreds of writers, scouts, officials, fans, and former players of baseball attended the Sabermetrics, Scouting, and Science of Baseball seminar.
Football loses to Becker College 17-10 on alumni day
QB Udgam Goyal ’19 completed 23 of 41 passes for 193 yards and a touchdown while WR Eddy Garcia-Montes ’19 caught 7 passes for 94 yards.
Dancing after a double surgery
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 2016-17 admissions season.