Faculty discuss Flexible P/NR policy
Sophomore Exploratory and Junior-Senior P/D/F would be eliminated under this policy, since Flexible P/NR is intended to replace these options. There are no restrictions on how many of the 48 units can be applied in a given semester.
MIT no longer considers SAT subject tests as part of admissions process
MIT Admissions will not consider the subject tests even if students have already taken them. “If we weren’t going to require them from everyone, we didn’t want to consider them for anyone,” Schmill wrote.
Undergraduate building switch process, become an MITPal, CP★ ideas and content
Applications for the Undergraduate Building Switch process close March 30.
First case of COVID-19 confirmed in MIT community
MIT Medical is starting a public health investigation, including contacting the student, following up with their social circle “as warranted,” and “exchanging information with public health officials.”
MIT announces online commencement and future in-person celebration
Reif wrote that “in a world so disrupted by Covid-19,” it would not be possible to conduct the Institute’s traditional in-person commencement, hooding, and Tech Reunions this May.
MIT students petition against virtual commencement
“The ideal alternative... would be postponement of commencement to a later date deemed safe for all students and family to convene in Killian Court, even if that means May 2021,” Choi wrote, noting the “utter unpredictability of the future.”
Majority of MISTI programs suspended for the summer
MISTI Africa, Argentina, Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, Russia/Eurasia, Spain, Switzerland, and Uruguay summer programs have been suspended.
Blake, Sharon, Waitz share COVID-19 updates at faculty meeting
Emergency management, the DSL, and the Institute’s space planning working group are also “developing plans to support community members that reside in surrounding areas, including some students who returned to homes locally, that may need a place to self-quarantine in the future,” Sharon wrote.
Over 17 tested for COVID-19, none positive yet
If a positive test were received, Stuopis wrote that MIT Medical would “would inform the MIT community quickly, and work with the department of public health to notify any individuals who had contact with the COVID-19 positive patient.”
IFC votes to implement “six inch rule” for beer pong
“If separating our cups by six inches means our hospitals are better equipped to handle the influx of patients, then that’s what we’ve gotta do.”
‘The Burnt Orange Heresy’: not everybody’s a critic
Sizzling romance. Lavish estates. European backdrop. Default British people for an English movie that is set in Europe.
Goodbye MIT, not bye for good
So yes, when it comes to love, I’m bad at words. I’m trying to improve, which is why I’m writing this love letter to you all.
Never really apart
In our first few weeks of dating, we were inseparable. Now, three years later, I think we know how to be apart.
Four ways that MIT taught me how to love
“Give a little love to the person who lives down the hall, the random classmate sitting next to you, or the cutie you find yourself staring at when walking down the Infinite.”
On handling emotions when the world is ending
The me who wants to fight for justice versus the me who can see the light at the end of the tunnel.