Adam Littlefield, PKT resident assistant, dies
Adam Littlefield, a student at the New England School of Law and graduate resident assisstant of MIT’s Phi Kappa Theta fraternity, died Sunday morning.
Holmström wins Nobel prize for work on contract theory
Economics professor Bengt Holmström was awarded the 2016 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel alongside Harvard economist Oliver Hart for their work on contract theory.
Family weekend, PE registration, bicycle auction
The used bike auction organized by the MIT Police will be held at noon today, in the 290 Albany Street lot. Take your MIT ID and pay with cash or check.
Sprinkler causes flood in New House entrance
The latest water damage to New House was not caused by another burst pipe, as some residents feared, but by a sprinkler triggered when an air conditioning unit in the house manager’s office overheated early Tuesday morning.
Trump invokes MIT's Gruber in presidential debate
Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump roused the ire of economics professor Jonathan H. Gruber ’87 by using the latter as a tool to attack the Affordable Care Act.
Cooler weather for the weekend, warmer next week
An autumn front is poised to bring cooler temperatures and clear skies to New England this weekend. Following today’s clouds and showers, cold crisp air will be ushered into the region on strong gusting breezes from the north and northwest. The cooler weather will be accompanied by strong high pressure and light winds that could allow temperatures to drop near or into the 30s F on Friday and Saturday nights.
Well, that was an interesting train ride
Looking through a train window and wondering what’s going on in the houses that we pass — it’s something that we’ve all done. The Girl on the Train digs into this curiosity, and follows Rachel (Emily Blunt), a 30-some year-old alcoholic who rides the train everyday to do just that. She stares out the window to watch a seemingly happy couple enjoying themselves on their porch at 15 Beckett Road, narrating that “they’re everything I want to be.”
Powerful, but at times heavy-handed, the Birth of a Nation succumbs to its flaws
The Birth of a Nation depicts the story of Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a Bible-educated slave who comes to believe that he is a messenger of God, destined to lead his fellow slaves in a rebellion for freedom.
Regina Spektor’s Remember Us to Life: Some pretty good shit-ake
While chatting with my friend about Regina Spektor’s new album, Remember Us to Life, I commented that I found it neither extraordinary nor particularly memorable. I did not really care for it at first, but after the third or fourth listen, I thought that it might be starting to grow on me, to which her response was, “Huh, kind of like a fungus.”
Deadpan comedy mashup of the classic coming-of-age story mostly succeeds
Being a teenager is hard. While experiences may vary for each individual, most are at least familiar with the idea of the angst-ridden, hyper-aware emotional upheaval that the stereotypical adolescent experiences.
Classical music and brassy improvisations find harmony in Killian Hall
Almost every single seat in MIT’s intimate Killian Hall recital space was filled last Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, for Grammy-award winning tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano’s performance.
Ólafur Arnalds – Island Songs
Seven years ago, Icelandic multi-instrumentalist Ólafur Arnalds — who was just starting to receive widespread acclaim at the time for his solo work – released a collection of tracks titled Found Songs, which consisted of seven compositions that were recorded daily for seven days and immediately released online.
Oh, What a Night!
It’s one of those musicals that’ll have you humming its tunes all week long. Packed with energy and addicting melodies, Jersey Boys recounts the rise of one of America’s most beloved bands from the 1960s, The Four Seasons.
Women’s soccer (12-4) came from behind to defeat Wellesley 2-1. Allie Werner ’20 scored the matchwinner, her first goal as an Engineer, with fewerthan seven minutes to play in regulation after Montana Reilly ’20 had equalized just after halftime.
Young forwards leading the charge for women’s soccer
Working hard on and off the field, the MIT women’s soccer team is engineering a season to remember.
Synchronization and trust are essential in competitive sailing
It may be common knowledge that sailing involves racing with yachts, but it is probably less apparent as to how exactly how competitions are conducted, how they’re scored, and what kinds of preparation go into training for events and regattas.
Listen to her
She was lying to me. She was telling me that everything was fine, but her body was saying something else. She was forcing herself to be brave, to fake the courage we are all supposed to have.
In through the back door
I remember hearing over the years how people felt once they got tenure. A sigh of relief, a feeling of recognition, the sense they had made it, that they were somehow now okay. I never felt that.