Cool, calm weekend ahead
The weekend will once again feel like winter, with highs in the lower 30s °F, lows around 20 °F (-7 °C), and breezy winds.
Spring registration, blood drive, PE classes
A blood drive will be held in La Sala de Puerto Rico on the second floor of the Student Center next Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 1 p.m.–6 p.m. and next Tuesday from 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Visit the following website for more details and to make an appointment: http://web.mit.edu/blood-drive/www/.
Swastika drawn on Black History Month poster
The paper with the swastika also had messages that read, “Still, once the Buddhists saw it was being used for hate, they stopped using it. This is disrespectful,” and “This is wrong, the German one is turned."
Protest against MIT’s role in the war in Yemen held during xFair
The protest called out Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, and General Atomics for selling weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE. In particular, Lockheed Martin produced a bomb that was used by the Saudi-led coalition in an airstrike on a school bus in Yemen that killed more than 40 children in August 2018.
Black student groups hold die-in
The die-in lasted four minutes to remember how police left Michael Brown, Jr.’s body uncovered for four hours.
Reif decides that MIT will not sever ties with Saudi Arabia
Seventy-six percent of non-faculty comments either strongly opposed or leaned against the recommendation to continue ties with Saudi Arabia.
Thirty-three students move via spring housing lottery
“Since 2014, an average of 92 percent of undergraduate switch requests have been fulfilled each semester,” Director of Residential Services Jennifer Hapgood-White wrote.
When hate strikes
The Black Students' Union's hack in lobby 7 was vandalized with a swastika. Students refuse to let this symbol of hate diminish their message about the importance of black history at MIT.
Rona Wang’s debut story collection sings
'Cranesong' is a beautiful debut story collection, stringing together characters exploring their identities: what does it mean to be an artist, to be female, to be Asian, to be Asian American, to be queer?
‘Reefer Madness’ makes you giggle for good reason
Based on the cult classic propaganda film, the musical ‘Reefer Madness’ is the tongue- in- cheek examination of what is definitely the source of all corruption: marijuana. As presented by the MIT Musical Theatre Guild, this production of ‘Reefer Madness’ earns a lot of laughs from the wacky plot and the efforts of the cast and design team.