MIT has created the new position of Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Community Involvement. Gustavo Burkett, the current director of student involvement at Boston College, has been chosen for the role.
The latest buzz around campus stems not from a startup or disruptive technology, but rather from principles more readily associated with Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi than MIT students.
Shuttles to the airport will be provided by the Parking and Transportation Office on Friday, Mar. 24 and Saturday, Mar. 26. There is a $15 charge for the service, and shuttles will leave from Kresge Parking Lot. To reserve a seat, and to view more details, visit http://web.mit.edu/facilities/transportation/shuttles/airport.html.
The concert opened with the gorgeously sultry voice of Joanna Teters, after which Collier took the stage and jumped right into an energetic performance “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing.” Of course, the Stevie Wonder cover was Jacob Collier-ified with jaw-dropping harmonies and an array of instruments from tambourine to upright bass — every single one of which he ran around playing himself.
MIT softball had its most successful season in program history last season in which they finished fifth in the Division III College World Series (WS). Along the way, it won its first NCAA Regional, first NCAA Super Regional, and for the first time earned a spot in the WS.
The MIT Sport Taekwondo team kicked off its spring season at the Princeton tournament of the Eastern Collegiate Taekwondo Conference (ECTC). With strong showings across all belt groups, the team seized second place with 427 points, their best performance in two years.
MIT baseball started off the season on Mar. 5 with a double-header against the Texas Lutheran Bulldogs. The Engineers finished with a .500 record after Sunday’s games, winning the first 3–2 and dropping the second 4–8. The games showcased an impressive freshman class, including catcher Thomas Allison and third baseman Tony Rice.