A majority of MIT students have never smoked tobacco or marijuana, but drink alcohol on a monthly or weekly basis. Most feel confident in their ability to care for someone who they believe has had too much to drink; in the 12 months prior to taking The Tech’s alcohol and drug survey, 45 percent of respondents had encountered at least one person they thought was in physical danger as a result of alcohol poisoning. Respondents from Senior House, fraternities, and off-campus living groups were more likely than other students to have tried marijuana in the year before the survey was administered.
This week has had quite the juxtaposition of autumn leaves with temperatures up to 80°F (27°C). Hope you all got your Instagram pictures taken because these temperatures won’t be sticking around much longer! In fact, seven years ago this week, Boston had already had its first snowfall of the season. Up to four inches fell in the Boston area on October 19, 2009 resulting in unhappy Patriots fans due to a nearly snowed-out game and bemused Florida-raised college students.
Senior House’s turnaround that Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart PhD ’88 announced over the summer is well underway with committees tackling substantive issues, but the turnaround has not been a completely smooth process.
The MIT Campaign for a Better World has raised $2.9 billion of its $5 billion goal since the campaign officially launched May 6.
After 23 years of service, Alcator C-mod, MIT’s nuclear fusion reactor, was decommissioned on Sept. 30, 2016.
James Matthew Herper ’99, Senior Editor at Forbes Magazine, was the first featured speaker to be featured by the UA Alumni Affairs Committee’s Unconventional Career Paths Alumni Speaker Series on Oct. 19.
UNESCO drafted a resolution that is entirely antithetical to its proclaimed purpose and ventures into the absurd for a group that claims to be intellectual, freedom-oriented, and peaceful.
Is dancing performance art or competitive sport? That is the question put before the International Olympics Committee (IOC), as it considers to allow competitive ballroom dancing in the Olympic games. To help the IOC make its mind, the World Dancesport Federation (WDSF) brought some of its best dancers from around the world to the Boston World Open for the first time last weekend.
Jazz is defined by its malleability. Every arranger brings his own style to well-worn standards, and Danilo Pérez is no different. The Panamanian pianist brought a distinctively Latin style to some respected standards from four jazz greats: Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Mongo Santamaria, and Ella Fitzgerald. He's collected a set of world-class musicians to realize his artistic goals, spawning Jazz 100, a celebration of the centennial birthdays of the four legends.
Gavin O’Connor’s The Accountant centers around Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck), an autistic, mathematically gifted, gun-slinging, martial arts master who, when not running his own small accounting firm, is uncooking the books for major drug-lords, kingpins, and other nefarious criminal organizations.
The Engineers have started the 2016-17 season with an 8-0 record after sweeps of Emerson, Springfield, Mt. Holyoke, Clark, and Wheaton, and cozy defeats of Wellesley, Babson, and Smith.