Final exams schedule, seniors PE, career week
The schedule for final exams is available online at finalexams.mit.edu.
MIT opens new Johnson Athletic Center COVID-19 testing site
MIT Medical Director Cecilia Stuopis wrote in an email to The Tech that MIT Medical is currently able to “handle around 4,000 tests a day” but that this number will grow to 10,000 tests a day once the Johnson site is “fully operational.”
Sloan goes remote for week after MBA students seen in large gathering
According to a webinar presentation Sloan held Sept. 17, both gatherings were held in public parks, were initiated by a small group in accordance to MIT COVID-19 policy but “grew organically” and included students who did not social distance or wear masks.
MIT to ‘reconsider’ retail eateries in student center
Dunkin’ Donuts reopened Sept. 22. Its franchisee, which also operates the Cambridge Grill, “is cautiously considering plans for reopening the Grill based on Dunkin’s volume in the coming weeks,” Hayes wrote. Anna’s Taqueria, Cafe Spice, Shinkansen, and Shawarma Shack remain closed. La Verde’s has not given MIT Dining “a timeline for their reopening.”
Barnhart discusses COVID-19 response, next steps at faculty meeting
After Barnhart’s presentation, faculty members discussed MIT’s more conservative approach towards COVID-19, as well as whether facilities would be equipped to ramp up or ramp down functionality if needed.
Regaining a culture of sustainability amid a pandemic
On college campuses, operational dining facilities now encase everything from hot meals to unpeeled bananas in disposable plastic, transferred in plastic bags to students, who eat with plastic cutlery: all as safeguards against the virus’s spread.
MIT Divest’s response to the Climate Grand Challenges
Climate change is not a crisis that will wait several years. Long-term investments into mitigation and adaptation are valuable, but not at the expense of immediate action.
Bringing sustainability to the 2020 fall career fair
You have the ability to ensure that your values align with a company’s sustainability practices this fall career fair. In a collaboration headed by the Environmental Solutions Initiative (ESI), the new Career Fair Sustainability Initiative is sharing information with students about registered companies’ greenhouse gas emissions and their environmental commitments. By emphasizing the importance of climate-oriented corporate responsibility, ESI hopes employers’ sustainability commitments will appeal to more students, whether they're passionate about climate change or not.
Kyle Markland ’22 just released his first album, ‘September’s Child’
MIT students aren’t particularly known for their creative pursuits, but Kyle Markland ’22 definitely subverts that stereotype. In his debut album, Kyle pairs multi-instrumental prowess with an impressive vocal range to carve out his unique sound.
Bach with the BSO
In the finale of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Bach project, violinists Wendy Putnam, Victor Romanul, Lucia Lin, and Catherine French perform Bach’s Partita No. 3 in E major from their homes to ours.
It’s about thyme
There’s a grand sense of longing that fills me often, but longing for what?