640 positive tests reported by MIT Medical in past seven days
MIT’s positivity rate is lower than the Cambridge 14-day average of 6.37% and the Massachusetts 7-day average of 21.61%, but the rate of positive cases has increased significantly from the fall semester, where the highest 7-day positivity rate was 0.28%.
Pre-registration, boosters, MLK Jr. Day
Jan. 13 at 5 p.m. is the final deadline for continuing students to pre-register for the spring and the deadline for continuing students to select preferences for spring CI-H/CI-HW subjects.
MIT charged, along with other universities, in federal lawsuit for illegally limiting student financial aid awards
The suit, filed Jan. 9, claims that the defendant universities used a shared methodology to calculate applicants’ financial aid, which resulted in price-fixing and unfairly limited financial aid.
Cold wave sweeps over the southeast
The weather this weekend will be crisp but sunny – perfect for a walk outside to clear the winter blues. Just make sure you bundle up, and maybe keep your mask up to protect your cheeks from the biting cold.
Now is the time for MIT to divest from the fossil fuel industry
There’s no better time to act than now. As the world races to minimize the catastrophic damage that will be inescapable to future generations if nothing is done, MIT must use every tool at its disposal to aid in the fight against climate change.
Empowering ourselves to be better researchers through unionization
Teachers unionize to reduce class sizes so they can focus on providing the best education possible to their students. Nurses unionize to fight understaffing so they can give their patients quality care. We’re unionizing so we can focus on conducting world-class research.
My rude awakening: “Minor Feelings”
The Asian-American experience is unique. Caught between two cultures, we learn to tightrope walk the boundary between the normal, white-defined, outside world and the traditional world our parents or grandparents still carry.
What P/NR taught me
Besides encouraging me to adopt a healthier mindset when it comes to academics, P/NR has taught me to embrace a lifestyle that has a balance of work and fun.