Boston Juggling Festival features workshops, juggling shows, games, and more
The 5th Annual Boston Juggling Festival (formerly JuggleMIT) took place last weekend. These photos showcase some of the festival’s events.
TechMart opens in Walker Memorial
Milk at TechMart costs $2.26, an apple costs $0.49, bread costs $1.50, and a carton of eggs costs $1.79.
MIT welcomes its first-ever humanist chaplain
MIT’s Office of Religious Life is welcoming Greg Epstein as its first-ever humanist chaplain at the Institute. The other chaplains are enthusiastic about the new hiring, since they recognize that there is a large group of secular and nonreligious people at MIT, Epstein said in an interview with The Tech.
Samuel Bodman, MIT Corporation member and former U.S. Secretary of Energy, dies at 79
"We are saddened by his loss but grateful for his impact on the Institute and well beyond,” Robert Millard, chair of the MIT Corporation, told MIT News.
Over 500 fewer enrollments in science GIRs this fall
Compared to 2017, the number of unique classes that first-years registered for increased by 10 percent.
Final exam schedules, Career Fair, add date
Today is Career Fair. First-years and volunteers can enter starting at 9:30 a.m., while general access begins at 10 a.m. The fair will end at 4 p.m.
Good weather for Career Fair, another cooldown to come
The weather today will be good for Career Fair activities as a seasonable but breezy and humid air mass overspreads the area in advance of a strong cold front Friday night.
Prepare to be amazed
The Champions of Magic team consists of five members, each with their own special talents and brands of magic. There’s Young & Strange, a comical dynamic duo who specialize in classic magic illusions, some imbued with their own personal twist, Fernando Velasco is the whimsical escape artist, Kayla Drescher is the bubbly close-up trick magician, and Alex McAleer is the charming mind reader.
Guide dogs work hard
‘Pick of the Litter’ follows a litter of five puppies as they train to become potential guide dogs under the organization Guide Dogs for the Blind. ‘Pick of the Litter’ is an edifying documentary beyond mere cutesy fare while occasionally suffering from tonal whiplash and lack of focus.
‘You can’t vote for me if you have no arms’
‘The House With a Clock in Its Walls’ focuses on the story of Lewis Barnavelt, who moves in with his Uncle Jonathan after losing his parents. After spending a short amount of time with his uncle, Lewis finds out that his uncle is, in fact, a warlock; together with the help of next door witch Florence Zimmerman, they must race against time to prevent the end of humanity as we know it.
The beautiful chaos of ‘MANDY’
MANDY came out amongst high praise from the film festivals it premiered at, and it has not disappointed. With top-notch performances from its leads, including the performance of a lifetime by Nic Cage, an evocative soundtrack from the late Jóhann Jóhannsson, and gorgeous cinematography, this movie stands out as one of 2018’s greats.
Speaking her truth in grad school
Truth Values peeks into the life of Gioia, an MIT Ph.D. candidate in logic, from the moment she gets accepted till she leaves MIT with a master’s. Based in the author's own experiences at MIT, this autobiographical one-woman show portrays the rawness of MIT grad school as I've never seen in theaters before.
Districts and Data
Justin Solomon, Principal Investigator of the Geometric Data Processing Group at MIT, is a prominent member of the Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group (MGGG), a cohort of Boston-based computer scientists and mathematicians that are leveraging modern computing power to study the problem of fairness in redistricting with a level of quantitative rigor that has not been possible until recently.