The cold never bothered MIT anyway
Is it quickly becoming the time of year when Cambridge reminds us that sweaters were originally designed for survival rather than for style. Break out your scarves, gloves, and hats, for the freezing weather has officially arrived! The weekend is shaping up to be sunny but chilly. No precipitation is forecasted for Boston for the next few days, but other regions of the United States are already seeing their first snow.
Veterans’ day, law clinic, Red Line
There will be no classes Friday due to the Veterans’ Day holiday.
Massachusetts’ highest court to rule on MIT’s role in 2009 suicide
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court heard arguments Tuesday concerning whether MIT, along with two Sloan professors and an S3 dean, should be held responsible for the 2009 suicide of PhD student Han Nguyen G, a case which could have important repercussions for universities if the Institute is found to be at fault.
Students, faculty discuss hate crime prevention after swastika found in Simmons
Simmons residents found a swastika drawn in chalk on a fifth floor hallway wall Oct. 25. MIT campus police classified the incident as a hate crime.
Sexual assault reported at Sigma Chi
The MIT community received a “timely warning” email sent by MIT Police Oct. 20 describing the events of a reported sexual assault incident at the Sigma Chi fraternity house five days earlier. The victim reported that she had been assaulted in the basement bathroom of the house.
In support of a School of Computing at MIT
The mission of a School of Computing or an Institute-wide computing initiative should be to understand computing in all its forms, advance computing technology to support engineering, science and the humanities, educate students to be innovators of computing technology, and inform the public in the state-of-the-art of computing.
When systems biology fails to predict the biology of people
Ayyadurai’s understanding of biological health does not translate to an understanding of healthcare policy, which is geared towards ensuring widespread accessibility to medical services, and necessitates the tackling of essentially social topics such as insurance risk discrimination and whether health care itself is a universal right.
Christian McBride sets the baseline for bass
Joined by pianist Christian Sands and drummer Jerome Jennings, McBride promised a fun night even among the serious, erudite scholars of Harvard, and as he puts it, to help maintain the balance.
Hamlet does not condone the use of musical instruments as violence
This weak impression I had of the play 'Hamlet' greatly contrasted with The Shakespeare Ensemble’s performance: lively, emotional, funny, and viscerally moving at times. Yes, this Shakespeare play does not disappoint: (fake) blood and death abound!
A dead god, blind god, smart god, and angry man all walk into a planet...
If you’re trying to decide whether you should go watch Thor: Ragnarok — if you want a stimulating plot or breathtaking acting, this movie might not be for you. But, if you want a few fun hours with a movie chock-full of action and simple jokes that makes you laugh, Thor: Ragnarok will definitely not disappoint.
Of monsters, math, and motherly love
The 15-year-old math-whiz with Asperger’s wants to find the person responsible for the death of Wellington, the dog found speared with a pitchfork on a gloomy night.