Class of 2024 declares majors
The School of Engineering retained its first place in terms of first-year enrollment, with its share increasing from 67.9% (751 students) to 69.5% (744 students).
Proposal to increase first-year spring credit limit passed at May faculty meeting
Faculty then voted on the motion to increase the spring credit limit, which passed with 95 votes of yes and 12 votes of no.
Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart to step down July 1
Barnhart: “We recognize that before even thinking about a solution to a problem, we should go to the students and get their reactions. We know that top down decision-making doesn't work.”
MIT announces new climate action plan for the next decade
In order to accomplish this, MIT will introduce a new organizational structure in the plan that will “help amplify MIT’s voice, increase involvement across the community, and improve accountability,” Zuber said.
Juneteenth recognized as Institute holiday
Juneteenth has been adopted by MIT as an Institute holiday, effective this summer, President L. Rafael Reif wrote in an email to the MIT community May 5.
Late spring warmth
It is a cruel irony that schedules final projects and exams at the same time as such beautiful weather!
Last week of classes, Commencement reminders
May 20 is the last day of classes. Final exams will take place from May 24 to May 27.
Social innovation — a corporate revolution or lip service?
Flagships in technology, finance, and fossil fuel industries have all promised to join society’s struggle against climate change, racism, rising economic inequality, and social disparities.
MIT Shakespeare Ensemble takes on the YouTube stage
The virtual production keeps the spirit of the Shakespeare Ensemble alive, finding new opportunities for creativity, humor, and acting within the medium of video.
Being human is strange
We may find ourselves at our most timid, but we can find ourselves at our most brave. We may struggle to find our place but in it find humor, love, and grace. And most importantly of all, we can dare to dream, fly, and fall.
Dear Muslim MIT
I was asked recently what Ramadan means to me, and honestly it means family. Right now, all I feel is the void of me not being with them.