Virtual Family Weekend, UROP deadline, flu shots
Virtual Family Weekend is Oct. 23-Oct. 24.
MIT enters Phase 3 of research ramp-up
Although many restrictions have been lifted, the guidelines recommend that research not requiring in-person work should remain remote.
MIT staff to be given ‘up to two hours’ of paid leave to vote
Previously, the MIT Employee Policy Manual allowed staff members to request two hours of unpaid time for voting on Election Day. The petition writes that not providing paid time off “discourages workers from voting.”
New Vassar scheduled to open January 2021
Friedrich wrote that “members of the New Vassar Founders’ Group convened earlier this month to continue community planning efforts for MIT’s newest undergraduate residence.”
Trump’s refusal to concede could spark a crisis
At this point, it’s an open secret that Donald Trump is probably planning to claim victory in the 2020 election, whether or not he wins. What’s worse, a large swath of the population will likely have his back either way.
Death of the prime time drama
Euphoria has all the parts of a “normal” show about high schoolers, but a deeper inspection of every relationship reveals more below the surface.
“Routine” traffic stop
Like clockwork the officer says into his radio, “black male detained.” These words strike you harder than a sucker punch. You ask him why you’re being detained, and he only replies with “for your safety and mine.”
Down the rabbit hole
What physics problem keeps me awake at night?