2.009 Build Challenge
The 2.009 build challenge took place Friday on Killian Court. Teams demonstrated their project progress.
Course 1-ENG now ABET-accredited
Course 1-ENG has a flexible curriculum that allows students to combine Course 1 foundational courses with one of three core subject areas: mechanics and materials, environmental engineering science, and systems.
One in ten MIT undergrads can’t afford food, survey finds
The survey focused on how students’ socioeconomic status affected other aspects of their lives, like affording certain expenses, major choice, and reasons for working.
PE registration, Red Line, TEDxCambridge
PE registration for undergraduates is open until Wednesday, October 18 at 1 p.m.
MIT team debates MCI Norfolk inmates on the opioid epidemic
The debate centered around the resolution: “pharmaceutical companies should be held criminally responsible for their role as contributors to America’s current opioid crisis.” The Norfolk inmates conducted research without internet access.
Mexican journalist Jesus Esquivel discusses the reality of drug trafficking
Q&A session organized by LUCha aimed to address the "offensive" narrative of Mexico proliferated by American media and encourage political participation among Mexican expatriates.
Nobel laureate Rainer Weiss on the important things in life
Weiss accidentally flunked out of MIT as an undergraduate after missing a month of lectures in order to be with a musician at Northwestern he had fallen in love with.
Remembering Michael Cohen (1992-2017)
Michael B. Cohen ’14, SM ’16, a doctoral student in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), passed away due to natural causes in the end of September.
Cooler weather eases in; fires rage out West
A weak low pressure system is currently exiting the East Coast; in its wake, cooler, more seasonable weather and sunny skies will dominate today and Friday. This brief return to autumn will be short lived, however, as the unseasonably warm temperatures the Northeast has experienced periodically over the past month will return for the weekend. On Saturday, high temperatures will surge back into the mid-70s with a chance of rain in advance of an approaching cold front. The front should pass through the area late Sunday; in its wake, autumn-like weather will return again, with highs in the 50s and 60s and lows in the 40s for at least the greater part of next week. Although local conditions have been calm, the weather has not been so tranquil across the rest of the United States.
Remembering Henoch Argaw (1998-2017)
Henoch Argaw ’20 died on campus Sept. 29. He was a sophomore in Course 6-14 and a resident of East Campus.
On walls, society, and humanity: the story of a people of no women born
This is a central question to the movie; what does it mean to be a ‘real’ human being? Is it to be of woman-born? Is it to be mortal? The film proposes interesting, if somewhat unsatisfying, resolutions to these, and a host of other problems.
Hesslink ’17 turns dreams into reality at the MLB draft
The winningest pitcher in Engineers history grew up a Mariners fan and will now pitch in the organization.
I am an entrepreneur, and I’m looking to start another company. I did it alone the first time, and I realized it makes sense to find a cofounder because starting a company is a hard and lonely road.