The OneWorld cultural festival took place on April 29, Saturday at MIT. The first of its kind, it showcased the diverse talents and backgrounds of students. 17 solo performers and groups brought slices of their countries to Johnson Ice Rink, followed by campus-wide tent parties on Kresge Oval, Killian Court, McDermott Court, and the Walker Memorial tennis courts.
Weather, end of semester keeping us on our toes
In this season of formals, carnivals, and other end-of-year celebrations, the weather seems to be enjoying itself by keeping us on our toes. After a clear Thursday, the clouds will come rolling in with a passing front bringing a rainy and chilly Friday. Seniors shouldn't fret, though; the rain will be long gone in time for Senior Ball on Saturday night, but the sun will still be hiding in order to give each of you your time to shine. Early next week, expect warm and sunny days with cool, partly cloudy nights.
Class of 2020 declares majors
Declarations of Course 6-3 rose significantly from last year, while those of its stouter cousin 6-2 fell the most, as the Registrar’s Office tallied the results of the Class of 2020’s major selections. Overall, new enrollments in the School of Engineering dropped 3.3 percent, while majors outside the top nine tacked on a 2.5 percent increase.
Bail granted to MIT senior arrested for unlicensed possession
At a previous hearing Jan. 13, De La Cruz was denied bail after being ruled “dangerous.” This week’s hearing revised the ruling, declaring Angel not “dangerous.”
Perspectives on marches for science
MIT professors discuss effective ways to engage the public, non-science research, and the true crux of the debate around funding and support for research.
Institute committees, phishing, and end of semester
The deadline for undergraduates to apply to serve on an Institute committee is Friday at midnight. You can apply here.
Not all medical leaves turn into horror stories
Going on leave was a massive force of change and improvement on my life.
I know why the blue bird sings.
The Drowsy Chaperone
Engineers perform well as season nears its end
Men’s Baseball (20-11-1) won three out of four games last week. They advanced to the NEWMAC Championship series that will be held this weekend.
I was born in a small town in the West Bank in Palestine called Tulkarem. However, I grew up in Amman, Jordan. I came to America when I was 17 years old. I spent 7 years in Texas where I got my BS and PhD. I then came to MIT as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and I have been here since then. I met my wife, Jinane, at MIT, and we raised our three kids (Deema, Hilal, and Yazeed) while we were housemasters at MacGregor house. After living in Cambridge for 30 years, I can confidently say that this is our home.
Have you met your "other” self? No one likes to admit they have one, but I am starting to become well-acquainted with mine. Lately, she has come alive in 3D and is stronger than ever. Perhaps school stress led my mind to build theories that betray me. I’ll describe her in more detail, and maybe our "other” selves will identify with each other.