Pre-registration, MLK Day, spring meal plan change
Pre-registration for spring is due today by 5 p.m. The late fee is $85.
ICE to potentially conduct site visits to MIT
In an interview with The Tech, Vice President for Research Maria Zuber said that the original memo was not precipitated by any event or recent notification from the DHS. “This was basically a general update to a very small community of people at MIT,” Zuber said.
MIT admits 687 students in Early Action admissions
There were 6,792 applicants (73.1 percent) deferred to be “reconsidered without prejudice” in the Regular Action round, while 1,622 students (17.5 percent) were rejected.
MIT card readers to be replaced
MIT community members can exchange their card for an upgraded one free of charge at the Atlas Service Center.
Prof. Jeffrey Grossman named new head of Department of Materials Science and Engineering
He aims for a “holistic” view, looking beyond classes and curriculum at “the entire experience when you’re here.”
Goodwin Procter report says senior members of MIT’s administration approved Epstein’s donations to MIT
According to the report, Jeffrey Epstein made ten donations to MIT totaling $850,000 between 2002 and 2017.
Israel Ruiz, MIT executive vice president and treasurer, to step down
Ruiz developed renewal plans for the MIT campus, guided by the MIT 2030 framework, and helped transform the nearby Kendall Square. He also helped launch the online course programs MITx and edX — created in conjunction with Harvard University.
Four women; four stories
Each artist shared their struggles, triumphs, and vulnerabilities with the audience through poems, songs, and narration. The highly relatable medium of storytelling made for a highly personal experience.
‘Dolittle’ does little to impress but entertains nonetheless
Take “Dolittle” for what it is at face value, and don’t put too much thought into it.
Construction for dummies
Featuring level after level of construction- based madness, ‘Tools Up!’ is a game that accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do: provide a fun, wild, and wacky couch co-op experience.
Creating compounds with catalysts
Imagine a world where toxic chemicals abound in the air in the form of unfiltered carbon monoxide from car exhaust. Imagine a world without paper because the pulp cannot be refined into the crisp white sheets we have today. Imagine a world without fertilizer, gasoline, or even plastic. Imagine a world without life because the processes to replicate DNA now take 2.3 billion years. This is the reality of a world without catalysts, which are used to propel reactions in manufacturing, petrochemicals, the human body, and many other areas of life.