‘Designing the Freshman Year’ course will pilot in spring
“Designing the First Year at MIT” is a new 12-unit course that will open to undergraduate and graduate students this spring. It will count as HASS-E credit and towards a design minor.
California is students’ top externship destination
The most popular externships included opportunities at IBM, Hudson River Trading, Microsoft, Quizlet, Five Rings Capital, Twitch Interactive, Inc., and NASDAQ OMX, with IBM receiving applications from 280 students and set to host 31.
Remembering Sam Bauman ’17
A memorial service and remembrance will be held this Sunday, Dec. 3, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. in the MIT chapel, followed by a reception in W11.
PE registration open, IAP and spring pre-registration opens Friday
IAP Physical Education registration opened for undergraduate students on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. It will close on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 1 p.m.
Committee on Discipline releases annual report
The Committee on Discipline (COD) report for the 2016-17 academic year, released earlier this month, breaks down the 279 complaints that were brought before the COD this year by several metrics, including the type of misconduct, the method of resolution, and the outcome.
A great start to December
Following yesterday’s brief excursion around 60°F, a weak cold front continues to progress eastward across the Northeast and will move offshore early tomorrow. In its wake, we will experience more seasonable weather with highs in the 40s, lows in the 30s, and no precipitation over the weekend and early into next week. No major weather systems are expected to impact the US before perhaps the middle of next week so enjoy the calm weather and cool, sunny start to December!
MIT to upgrade cogeneration plant with new natural gas turbines by 2020
In addition, the current turbine is nearing the end of its projected 20-year lifespan and will need to be replaced with two new turbines, each equipped with a heat recovery steam generator. The new plant will produce 44 MW of power and 3,000 pounds of steam.
The need for a more nuanced understanding of technology
At a school like MIT, a global leader in technological innovation, students and faculty should work not only to promote technology’s advancement, but also to understand and craft comprehensive solutions to the issues it creates. One such problem is automation’s ability to displace many middle-class laborers by mechanizing their work.
A call for MIT to unite against bigotry and hatred
Taking inspiration from Martin Luther King Jr., who proclaimed, “Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that,” we call for dialogue across all spectrums of views and identities, with the goal of achieving greater understanding and compassion for each other.
‘Everybody’ loved MTA’s performance
Thanks to them, their director, and the crew that put the performance together and made it beautiful to behold, 'Everybody' led to a moment’s reflection and a unique experience for all.
‘Not speaking up is ordinary’
Sold as a legal thriller, this movie is actually a moral-drama and a character study. Denzel Washington, known for his badass roles in blockbuster movies, plays the socially awkward, clumsy, idealistic character of Roman J. Israel, who is dedicated to leading a life of resistance, fighting for the civil rights of the weak, the downtrodden and the impoverished.
U.S. senator on ‘science denialism’ in the face of climate change
When discussing climate change, a Republican colleague made sure even his staff was not present when expressing his real opinion for fear of being reported, Whitehouse says.
The new faces of CRISPR
“We went to a DJ Khaled concert when our first paper was published. This time, we went to an all-you-can-eat sushi place.”