Spring weather is (briefly) here
Temperatures are going to drop off later in the week, so get out there and enjoy the nice weather while it lasts.
Half-term add date, in-person learning, MIT Awards
Access to academic and research spaces and in-person learning begins March 1.
Q-Week extended due to students out of compliance with testing and violations reported
Q-Week restrictions were lifted noon Feb. 23 after undergraduates complied with testing requirements Feb. 22, and no positive cases were detected .
UA Sustain releases fall undergraduate survey findings
Respondents also reportedly felt that MIT “does a good job” providing sustainability education and “furthering climate research.”
DEI strategic plan, MIT-China relations, vaccine roll-out discussed at February faculty meeting
Provost Martin Schmidt PhD ’88, Vice President and General Counsel Mark Divincenzo, Vice President for Research Maria Zuber, Jamison, and Associate Provost for International Engagements Richard Lester provided updates on Professor Gang Chen’s legal case over allegations of federal grant fraud and resources for faculty considering international collaborations.
MIT Student Worker Alliance organizes virtual rally for dining hall workers
The rally began with a series of student and dining worker speakers and ended in breakout rooms where students and workers discussed their experiences with racial discrimination or harassment at MIT.
2,129 undergraduates move into dorms Feb. 13–15, experience Q-Week
Regarding her first COVID-19 test on campus, Miner wrote that testing at the Johnson Athletic Center “was also incredibly fast given the influx of first-years moving in.”
Reimagining our MIT curriculum
Each year, hundreds of MIT students graduate lacking a fundamental understanding of the effects that anti-Black racism and other systems of oppression have on our present-day technologies, even our own decision-making.
Don’t be surprised by the administration’s decision on Seth Lloyd
The clear conspiracy on all levels of the Institute to knowingly accept money from a child sex trafficker has been justified and downplayed in a variety of ways.
Undergraduates must follow MIT’s COVID-19 policies
Breaking self-quarantine to gather in person both puts MIT community members in danger and shows a concerning disregard for publicly available health guidelines.
A pearl of a project: Transforming the aquafarm of the future
From concept to controls to creation, students will work with researchers and instructors to deliver a vessel that has a meaningful impact on food sustainability in New England.
I just absolutely love knowing that after spending a week in quarantine essentially without seeing the light of day, I’ll get to spend even more time in it!!
The things I brought to MIT
I wasn’t going to make that mistake again. I was going to pack the clothes, and the books, and the journals, and the letters. And this time, it would work.
What’s it like to design a meal that floats?
What happens to astronauts when dinners, normally served off plates here on Earth, are instead squirted from shriveled plastic packages fitted with sphincters and tubes? When the movement and music of cooking is replaced with the injection of warm water into said packages?