Move out date, classes canceled, online instruction
Undergraduates who wish to request an exception to remain on campus or request financial support for their departure from campus must fill out an online form by noon March 13.
Committee on the Undergraduate Program proposes flexible Pass/No Record grading policy
The proposed changes place no restrictions on either the timing or classes converted to P/NR. All subjects would be eligible for P/NR designation, including GIRs and major or minor requirements.
Five MIT students named Putnam Fellows
Sah, Zhang, and Zhu were all participants in 18.A34 (Mathematical Problem Solving), a Putnam seminar for first year, run by Yufei Zhao ’10, professor of mathematics and a former Putnam participant.
Undergraduates required to move out of dorms and FSILGs by March 17
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, undergraduates living in MIT dorms, fraternities, sororities, or independent living groups (FSILGs) are required to move out by noon March 17. Classes will be canceled March 16–20, extending to spring break, which runs March 23–27. Classes will resume in online-only formats March 30.
Reif announces new travel and events policies in response to COVID-19
MIT will “postpone, cancel, or ‘virtualize’” in-person MIT events with more than 150 attendees, including CPW and “other signature spring semester conferences and celebrations,” the policies state.
Open advising hours and higher-level tutoring announced in math department
Peskin said that the open advising hours were partly implemented due to the high number of undergraduate students within the math department (about 400 students) compared to faculty members (just over 40). This imbalance “requires every member of the math faculty to be an advisor,” Peskin said.
MIT should increase support for students in response to COVID-19
For international students attending MIT on tenuous student visas or fearful of an increasingly dangerous situation at home, the resources required and risks associated with leaving campus far exceed the support provided by administration.
In response to MIT’s decision to send students home
From freshman learning communities to extracurricular student groups, activities, and teams, the MIT campus fosters so much opportunity for enrichment, learning, support, stress relief, and community outside of traditional academic courses. Many of these communities consist largely or solely of undergraduates, and have needed to go on “pause” for the rest of the semester.
Introducing an Institute-wide referendum at MIT
Formation of opinions through mechanisms such as discussion panels, community forums, and so on will only give a partial view and reflect only the opinion of a small and often vocal subset of MIT.
When the Japanese language is no longer “kawaii”
In using words chosen by those in power, language reflects a world of how the authority wants the group to be, consequently shaping the very group that uses that language.
Let your dreams come true
Whether you are an experienced gamer or an aspiring creator, ‘Dreams’ offers something for everybody to explore.
Getting absolutely destroyed at the Sinclair
Destroyer, which is not a metal band, performed at the Sinclair in Cambridge in light of their latest album ‘Have We Met.’ Their artistic choices, unique vocals, and poetic lyrics set them apart from other indie groups.
Peter Pan reimagined
While the movie’s visuals and sound effects are quite impressive, Zeitlin’s slow-moving, actionless plot fails to capture the moviegoer’s attention.
DAPER cancels varsity athletics after March 15
The Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation announced March 11 that the 2020 spring sports season will be canceled effective March 15 in response to the Institute’s decision to move to online instruction.
Teams earn top spots in championship tournaments
Men’s Baseball (2-1) opened their season strong last Thursday with a 9-5 win against UMass Boston before losing to Endicott College in a 12-7 game and earning victory over Nichols College in a 13-7 final.
MIT Sailing finishes third at Wood Trophy
MIT sailing hosted a team race invite over the past weekend in which the team grabbed 3 positions within the top 12.
‘Today is a strange day’ — me, Tuesday
If there is anything good about such a distressing period, it is the humanity that it brings out of all of us.
Not being stressed stresses me out
The me who is not getting enough sleep versus the me who wants to get into medical school.
My strange addiction: sorting emails
Everything changed when, one morning, instead of clicking the red ‘x’ at the corner of my screen to close my email, I right-clicked the email app icon and hit ‘quit.’