Endowment performance and committee on discipline report discussed at Oct. 20 faculty meeting
MIT’s endowment performance, the annual report of the Committee on Discipline (COD), updates from Task Force 2021 and Beyond, and the draft of the Institute values statement were presented at the Oct. 20 faculty meeting.
Halloween, half-term add date, housing switch application
Halloween is Oct. 31. Stay safe and spooky!
Spooky showers send students spiraling
If you’re planning to treat yourself to a Halloween party, don’t be tricked into thinking the night will be clear
MIT Democrats endorses candidates for the Cambridge City Council and Boston mayoral race
This November, in the Cambridge City Council race and the Boston Mayor’s race, we have a chance to make our voices heard as MIT students and elect local representatives that better reflect our generation, diverse backgrounds, and the issues that matter to us as students.
A $6,000 bill and inadequate coverage: How MIT health insurance fails graduate workers
Despite MIT’s extreme wealth, many of its graduate workers with chronic health needs do not receive affordable care with the currently-offered student insurance; moreover, relief funds meant to help with unexpected medical costs are poorly publicized and can be denied on arbitrary technicalities to the graduate workers who need them most.
Censorship and the Carlson Lecture from an alum’s perspective
The events around the invited Carlson Lecture and views of Professor Abbot demonstrate how censoring speech can result in an increase in publicity for hurtful views.
MIT must not cancel scientific presentations over societal pressure
We need to listen to the Abbots and Marinovics even if we don’t entirely agree with them. Let’s not do anything to limit or stifle scientific work and/or presentations.
A new take on an American classic: pizza
Miyoko’s Creamery, a leading plant dairy brand headquartered in Sonoma, CA, is launching its newest product: liquid vegan mozzarella that melts, stretches, bubbles and browns exactly like conventional dairy mozzarella.
I’ve been wanting to walk up to MIT, shake her hand, and say “Hi. I’m Paige. I don’t think we’ve met.”