MIT announces new administrative position to facilitate diversity
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.
Behind the Media Lab’s $250,000 Disobedience Award
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.
Airport shuttle, dorm electricity competition, class of 2021
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 invisible families of MIT
Spouses and families support MIT graduate students on their journey towards a Ph.D. Spouses help hold the family together amid long hours in the lab, conferences away, and weeks in the field. Yet to MIT as an institution, we do not exist. We are ghosts, hardly counted, with no data on us in one place.
A beautiful chaos
A hush settles gently over the audience. I glance up, confused: the house lights are still on. A woman painted head to toe in pale grey is walking slowly, purposefully across the stage.
Just take me to your hideaway
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.
Jen Williams discusses MIT softball’s road to success
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).
Taekwondo takes second place at Princeton
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.
Engineers baseball splits opener at Texas Lutheran
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.
One of the great things about working in a research environment is that you are surrounded by so many people from different countries.