Oscillating weather continues
Temperatures warmed up after the cold end of last week, and are expected to rise again after today’s cold spell.
PE classes, spring registration, IAP add/drop
Registration for third quarter P.E. classes opens Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 8 a.m.
Government shutdown affects Course 1 IAP research class in Hawaii national park
Due to ongoing eruption at certain parts of Kilauea Volcano and the lapse in government funding, portions of Volcanoes National Park were closed for visitor safety. MIT students who were there had to relocate.
MIT precincts see significant voter increase in 2017 local elections
The Cambridge precincts with the largest increases in voter turnout were the two that encompass most of MIT’s residence halls, according to MITVote2017 chair Davi da Silva.
Econ. professors present at ‘State of the Union’ symposium
The Economics Department's symposium included three panel discussions that largely focused on major policy issues in the Trump era.
MIT announces consensual relationships policy
The new policy broadly bans any consensual sexual or romantic relationship between MIT faculty, staff, graduate student, or undergraduate student when one party holds authority over the other.
Prof. Eric Lander named as likely shortlist candidate for Harvard president
“I was surprised to learn that speculation by someone who said they had no knowledge of the process was even being reported," Lander wrote.
Mayor corrects ‘misinformation’ on Trader Joe’s, says property owners intend to keep store open
Cambridge mayor Marc McGovern corrects previous misinformation on possible Trader Joe's redevelopment. The property owners have in fact decided to keep the grocery store on Memorial Drive open.
Climate change and the terrifying cost of being young
The economic decisions we make today must account for both the future and immediate impacts to ensure my generation inherits an economy marked by prosperity rather than climate chaos.
IM T-shirts are a misogynistic microaggression
The shirts should be thrown out; there is no appropriate situation in which they are acceptable to wear. I was then extremely angry to see that the floor continued to wear the shirts during the intramural three-on-three league during IAP and around the MIT campus.
Why the Aziz Ansari story and discussions of grey areas are central to the #MeToo movement
People’s negative responses to Grace's story demonstrate that our society faces a deeper issue, where people understand sexual assault in solely the most extreme terms and fail to recognize more quotidian forms of gendered violence.
The first contemporary dystopian series that didn’t make me cringe!
Red Rising is a well-written, original, and not too cliche dystopian novel with prose and story complexity that far exceeds The Hunger Games, but it is definitely less sophisticated than A Song of Ice and Fire.
Engineers display grit and renew winning ways
Great week for MIT Men's and Women's Track and Field teams and Basketball teams. MIT Football loses head coach Chad Martinovich to the University of Rochester.
‘Excuse me sir ... I mean ma’am ... uh ... I mean ... sir?’
I'm at peace with who I am and how I express my gender, but it wasn't easy to get to this point.
16 things that happened while I was trying to cook for myself
I tried to stay on the meal plan. I really did.