DormCon meets, UA applications due
DormCon will meet Thursday, September 14 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in New House,. The meeting open to all undergraduates who live in dorms.
McCormick in FYRE for the first time, tops in-out rate
Maseeh Hall and Simmons Hall were the most popular picks among the freshmen class this year, while the fewest number of freshmen chose to live in East Campus and Random Hall.
IBM contributes $240 million for new AI lab
MIT will soon be home to a new artificial intelligence (AI) lab, funded by a $240 million contribution over a 10-year period from IBM.
New minor in polymers and soft matter offered this fall
A new minor in Polymers and Soft Matter (MPSM) will be offered starting this fall in response to “the increasing need for knowledge of chemistry in materials-related fields,” according to Professor Jeremiah Johnson, founder and current advisor of MPSM.
NASA astronaut shares her experience aboard the ISS with local students
NASA Astronaut and former Whitehead Institute Fellow Kathleen “Kate” Rubins met withthe local middle school and high school students Sept. 12 at the Whitehead Institute to share her experience aboard the International Space Station.
Students, faculty respond to DACA rescission with disappointment, outcry
MIT Associate Professors Roger Levy and Tamar Schapiro were arrested at a Sept. 7 protest in Harvard Square denouncing the repeal.
Irma leaves a trail of destruction across the Caribbean, Southeast
Tranquil local weather will continue across the area as the late summer cool down slowly begins.
Boston police shut down Phi Delts party during holiday weekend
A party thrown by MIT fraternity Phi Delta Theta during Labor Day Weekend was shut down by Boston Police after detectives discovered underage drinking and overcrowding. The Sunday party, which came during rush week, included a waterfall flowing down the stairwell and spilling onto a marble staircase.
Two shot at annual Cambridge Carnival International Sunday
Gunfire disrupted Sunday’s 25th annual Cambridge Carnival International. The incident took place near 200 Technology Square, about 0.2 miles from the center of campus.
Amherst Alley closing
Due to ongoing New House construction, the west end of Amherst Alley is scheduled to close temporarily from Sept. 18 to Sept. 22. Although pedestrians can still use the street, vehicles including MIT shuttles will have to make a detour to Memorial Drive. The shuttle pick-up locations will be redirected to the corner of Amherst Alley and Fowler Street.
A fiery end for Cassini, Saturn’s space orbiter
This Friday, the Cassini orbiter will finish its 20-year-long mission by making a “death dive” into Saturn’s atmosphere.
We come home again to Los Angeles
The movie is an attempt to tell a relatable, personal story by sugaring up details with a series of unrealistic events.
Jacob Collier: The art of musical intention
This is a once-in-a-lifetime musician with a profound sense of the strong connection between emotions and music as a communicative vehicle. Every magical moment, spontaneous or planned, is grounded in a deep understanding of music through the lens of emotions.
Documenting the unchartable imagination of Jacob Collier
The film, directed by Jean Dunoyer, captured Collier’s time educating students and working with new technologies at MIT. At the end, 200 MIT musicians had the opportunity to perform on stage with him. After the film concluded, Dr. Harris, the director of the MIT Wind and Jazz Ensembles, who worked with Collier last year, offered these words: “I am so happy.”
“Community Legacy” at The List
Hamilton hopes that by the end of the exhibit, the shelves will be full of boxes detailing how individuals will impact their community. So if you find yourself near the List Visual Arts Center this Sunday, add your personal legacy to the wall and become a part in shaping our community.
“Stranger Things” plus clowns gets you “It”
Muschietti’s vision for King’s novel is remarkable: long enough for us to love these heroes, and well-written enough so that even its more maudlin moments don’t detract from the plot.