CAP report recommends creation of “leave of absence”
A two-year “leave of absence” and a reaffirmation that students on leave are expected to return to the Institute to complete their degrees are among the recommendations detailed in a report released yesterday by the Committee on Academic Performance (CAP).
Dean Randall responds to S^3 concerns on MIT Confessions
Associate Dean of Student Support Services David Randall has responded to several anonymous MIT Confessions posts about S^3, some of which detail negative experiences with particular deans at S^3.
An article in our last issue incorrectly stated that MIT admissions set a record when they admitted 55 students off the wait list last year.
Two low pressure systems will bring rainy weather to the Boston area for the rest of the week. The first system has moved northeast from the central parts of the U.S. over the past few days, and should bring intermittent rain from Thursday night through Friday night. This low pressure system will cause strong southwesterly winds over the same time period. High temperatures will be in the mid- to high-60s during both Thursday and Friday, and Thursday night’s low temperature will likely be around 55°F. This is well above the climatological mean high (50°F) and low (36°F) temperatures of this time of year.
Storage options introduced to replace MET
Students have been struggling to find summer storage in light of the Metropolitan Storage Warehouse’s closure. Two new alternative options were announced on Monday last week.
New minor in statistics and data science
Citing “widespread availability of and access to unprecedented amounts of data and computational resources,” MIT will offer a new minor in Statistics and Data Science through the MIT Center for Statistics.
Reporting harassment at MIT
Over the course of 2010-2011, while I was a graduate student at MIT, I struggled to find help with harassment. I encountered both bureaucratic ineptitude and a culture of denial and silence that made the situation needlessly difficult for me, my advisor, and others in my lab. I am writing because I hope that by sharing my experience and insights into how MIT’s system can fail, I can help those working to improve it. While I understand that there have been some changes on campus since I graduated three years ago, I think MIT still needs to improve the way it handles harassment on campus.
MIT students examine Easter
Editor’s Note: Professor Anne McCants of the History Department contributed to the editing process of this article.
Marshall ‘16 twirls a gem, lacrosse season in full swing
Baseball (4-7) recorded a thumping 11-1 victory over Springfield. Alec Echevarria ’16 led the team with 4 RBIs.
Pistol clinches gold at national meet
The MIT Engineers won gold in both women’s air and women’s sport, placing 1st in the women’s team aggregate and remaining undefeated in the women’s events this season.
Men’s swim and dive clinches fifth at NCAA Division III National Championship
Men’s swim and dive finished fifth overall with 241.50 points at the NCAA Division III National Championship, held at Greensboro, NC. The highlight of the Engineers’ efforts was Douglas Kogut’s 200-fly national title with a time of 1:47.28. It was both a personal and an MIT record.
Women’s swim and dive finishes ninth at the NCAA Division III National Championship
Women’s swim and dive finished ninth overall with 131 points at the NCAA Division III National Championship held at Greensboro, NC.
Editor’s Note: Portraits of Resilience is a photography and narrative series by Prof. Daniel Jackson. Each installment consists of a portrait and a story, told in the subject’s own words, of how they found resilience and meaning in their life.