Half-term subjects, Urgent Care, dogs
The last day to add half-term subjects offered in second half of term is this Friday.
Campaign for A Better World breaks three quarters of $5 billion goal
The MIT Campaign for a Better World has received $3.6 billion in donations 17 months after its official launch in May 2016. It is 76 percent of the way toward its $5 billion goal.
New dorm to include 456 beds, hybrid dining program
The New Residences Working Group (NRWG), composed of eight students and staff members from the Division of Student Life and the Office of Campus Planning, met for the last time Sept. 20 to review the architectural plans for MIT’s new dormitory on Vassar Street.
Harvard sophomore runs for City Council with undergraduate-managed campaign
Nadya Okamoto, a Harvard University sophomore, will run in the Cambridge City Council election this Tuesday following a months-long campaign managed with support from MIT freshman Grace Chuan ’21.
New fraternity Theta Tau admitted to IFC on second attempt
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) admitted the MIT chapter of Theta Tau, a professional engineering fraternity, as a probationary member Oct. 12.
A long way from home
LSC hosted a behind-the-scenes look of Pixar’s upcoming movie, Coco. Dean Kelley, one of the artists, came to MIT that Friday to give us a preview of some scenes.
These people do not deserve to go to Aruba
In retrospect, there wasn’t much of a point in the end. The people who died died of their own callous mistakes (and deserved it). There wasn’t much heroism to root for so all one can do is hate the perpetrators.
Have you ever been lost in a piano?
Occasionally, I would be lost in her music, drowning in dulcet notes that were simultaneously warm, strutting and fretting in such a way that did not feel frenetic.
I volunteer as tribute!
There was quite a bit of excitement when L’assedio di Calais, which hadn’t been performed since 1840, was revived in 1990 in Europe at the Bergamo Festival and just last year in the United States at the Glimmerglass Festival.
‘My love for people is the best part of myself’
This is part of a series of MIT application essays submitted by students who were later admitted to the Institute. The following prompts are from the 2014-15 admissions season.