G. Anthony Grant becomes new DAPER head
Grant said that DAPER has “a very unique opportunity to be a key contributor to enhancing the overall sense of health and well-being across the Institute” and is committed “to serve not only our varsity student athletes but all of the students across campus.”
Housing intent forms, carry-out dining, thank a community member
Students who have not yet done so should fill out their housing intent forms.
Reif joins Harvard and Stanford presidents in calling for ‘drastic action’ on coronavirus
The presidents expressed remorse at the disruptive nature of actions at their own universities, which included “suddenly sending virtually all of our undergraduates home,” cancelling nearly all events and in-person meetings, and “asking everyone who could work remotely to do so right away.”
‘The Tech’ writes on
Now more than ever, The Tech’s mission of maintaining an accurate record of MIT events and reporting on important changes has become essential in keeping our community informed and together, even as we spread across the globe.
COVID-19 live updates: Tenure clock extension, new support funds created
Under the policy, non-tenured faculty can serve as assistant professor or associate professor without tenure for a combined maximum of nine years rather than eight. In addition to the Student Life, Wellness and Support Fund, MIT has created two funds, the MIT Covid-19 Emergency Fund and the MIT Covid-19 Research Fund, to aid MIT’s response efforts.
MIT pushes undergrads to accelerate move out timeline
Undergraduate students who move out by the end of Sunday will be provided with free storage and reimbursed up to $500 for “travel change expenses and new reservation costs," according to the Division of Student Life's website.
Now is the time for community, solidarity, and love
So even as we close public places, ranging from churches to restaurants, movie theaters to sports games, as part of necessary social distancing measures, we must not close off our hearts.
A movie and a play and a graphic novel rolled into one
‘Plata Quemada’ is truly a living graphic novel, born somewhere between a film noir thriller and a theatrical play, and something worth experiencing.
In the new documentary ‘East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story,’ directors Sarah Burns and David McMahon remind us that housing is not just a building where we live; it’s intertwined with where we work, what opportunities our children have, and how we interact with the rest of society.
She showed me how to put effort into a college friendship
But Flora didn’t see me as a convenience friend, a friend you’re only friends with because of your classes or extracurriculars or living group. After freshman fall, she actively attempted to remain in my life.
Closer to the heavens
I would like to preface this by saying that in light of the developing COVID-19 situation, starting next column, all walks will be held either in the forests of Northern Virginia where no human interaction is possible or virtually at Zoom University.
Love in the time of corona
So Love, love and love, for love is more viral than Corona.