CPW activities submission, add date, undergrad housing application
CPW activities submission deadline is today.
Major storm brewing for New England
We’ve enjoyed good weather over the past few days, but unfortunately it’s still winter — not yet time to bring out the shorts and T-shirts for good.
Miss Universe alumna, MIT prefrosh
Shanaelle Petty was crowned 2017 Miss Universe Croatia last April, and made it into the top 16 at the Miss Universe 2017 pageant. She will enter MIT this fall as part of the class of 2022.
BSU kicks off 50th anniversary celebration
In its 50th anniversary year, the BSU wants to “celebrate the black students at MIT and their importance [both inside and outside] the Institute.”
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt begins year as MIT innovation fellow
In a phone interview with The Tech, Schmidt explained that his role as an advisor was not a well-defined plan but instead a somewhat malleable position that he aims to develop in a direction he sees most fit.
Disciplinary action for peaceful protest will not hurt MIT applicants
MIT joins at least 165 other U.S. colleges in not punishing students who participate in protests related to gun reform laws following the Feb. 14 mass shooting at a school in Parkland, Florida.
Recording of Obama’s Sloan conference speech leaked by Reason magazine
Obama focused a good portion of his hour-long talk on his love of sports, including his career as a high school basketball player.
ZBT floods due to sprinkler pipe burst
Water destroyed most of the triple and spread to other areas of the house, including the kitchen, dining area, common space, basement, and hallway.
MIT to transition to semi-monthly pay schedule in April
The new pay dates will be on the 15th and last day of each month.
SafeRide OnDemand pilot program launched
The new SafeRide OnDemand Shuttle pilot program allows students to specify pick-up and drop-off locations using the TransLoc Rider app or the online Rider OnDemand website.
Fear and loathing at Pig Roast
Maybe, after a few years, Senior Haus will become an ancient MIT myth; the recent ex-denizens and alums its faithful bards, reciting epic stories and poems to all who wish to lend an ear.
Response to Jeremy Poindexter: On conversation
“Conversation is the missing element for sustainable human progress. I haven’t heard/had a real conversation on diversity, climate or mental health at MIT, which worries me.”
In response to the last BSO... review
I’m sympathetic to it being the reviewer’s first time experiencing classical music, but it seems unnecessary to phrase the title in such a way as to question why anyone would ever enjoy such a thing.
That’s no human!
This week’s episode “Human Is” explores the ideas of what makes us human.
‘You can’t write 3 distinct symphonies in C’ Mozart: ‘Hold my beer’
Conductor Blomstedt and the BSO employ Mozart to show that repetition is, in fact, beautiful.
‘Game Night’ won’t scare you, but it will leave you in tears
Yes, it’s campy and over the top, but it’s also a bucketful of fun. If you can’t handle absurdity — don’t go; otherwise, you will have a great time!
A confusion of sex and violence
Red Sparrow introduces a desolate look at life under the guise of a “thrilling” espionage movie.
‘Bombshell’: A deeper look into one woman’s incredible life
Her brilliant mind and her strong will led her daughter to call her “ahead of her times as a feminist.” In addition to her inventions, she produced 18 films, something unheard of from a woman, in addition to being a single mother to her two kids.
Engineers collect championships and individual awards across the board
MIT Women’s Basketball wins their first NEWMAC championship.
10 things that tell you that (a Cambridge) spring is coming
There’s slush everywhere, but the flowers are also blooming. It’s a real Cambridge spring.
A physics Olympiad that was almost bad
By the time I switched back to the test a neglected anxiety problem was at its peak, a sticky area covered my arm, empty test pages were sitting on the table, and only two hours were left. I knew it wouldn’t end well.
Apples to apples to better apples
They stared at it in stunned silence for a while. I fidgeted with my fingers. Did I mess up?
Queerness and quick queries
There is much mythology surrounding the female orgasm.
Immunotherapy research is a burgeoning field that aims to help our own immune systems clear the disease in a personalized manner, and for some individuals, the method shows much promise. However, for others, this approach is ineffective. The Spranger Lab hopes to understand these varying responses to immunotherapy.