Half-term subject drop date, syllabus violations, fall pre-registration
The deadline to drop half-term subjects offered in second half of term is today.
Course 7 degree requirements altered
The changes consolidate Courses 7 and 7-A into one major. They are meant to accommodate the increasing number of students pursuing interdisciplinary majors or participating in UROPs.
Phase Two of CUP experiment approved for Class of 2023
The first-year credit limit will be modified, with a fall credit limit of 48 units and a spring credit limit of 60 units, as well as an additional 9 “discovery” units both semesters for discovery-focused subjects and related approved exceptions.
Great Dome transformed into Captain America’s shield
Chris Evans, the actor who plays Captain America in the film, retweeted an article about the hack on Monday morning with the caption, “Very cool!”
Everyday lies incentivized by funding sources
Research money impacts what any university works on, and MIT is no exception. Sometimes MIT spends a lot of money focusing on low-impact problems because of who holds the purse strings.
An open letter to the MIT Corporation concerning MIT’s ongoing relations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
"We object to MIT’s ongoing relations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in our name."
Vice President for Research responds to column on postdocs and sexual harassment
"Working together on these initiatives will strengthen the Institute’s approach to preventing sexual harassment in any MIT learning or working environment."
After you die...
Set to a techno-rock soundtrack that makes you want to put on a skeleton costume and dance, MTG’s rendition of Jasper in Deadland hits all the right spots.
Moonchild vibes at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
If you lean your head downwards and close your eyes, you might just find yourself being shaken awake and told that it’s time to go.
How can musicians make their instruments sing?
Both individually famous figures in the classical music world, Perlman and Kissin performed together as a part of the historical Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall. Although the performed pieces are often thought of as violin sonatas with piano accompaniment, this concert demonstrated that they could almost be the opposite.
All’s well that Endgame’s well
Yes, this movie is amazing. No, we won’t spoil anything.
What to expect when you’re expecting… to come to MIT
The opportunity to really follow your passions without too much to lose — that is a tremendous privilege, a freedom that few human beings in history have had. Do not waste it by following along with what everyone else wants just because everyone else wants it.
This is your brain on cannabis
Charles Broderick SM’19, MEng ‘20 has made a $9M gift to MIT and Harvard Medical School to support basic science research into the effects of cannabis on the brain.