Half-term finals, building switch lottery, flu vaccines
The Spring 2023 building switch lottery application is available on the Starrez housing portal until Nov. 2 at 12 p.m.
Anything but cloudy
This week is momentous for many reasons: MIT D-Lab is celebrating twenty years of creative existence, Venera 9 successfully landed and sent the first images of the surface of Venus in 1975, Alabama hit freezing point before Montana for the first time since 1934, and I completed one year as a Meteorologist for The Tech.
Ben Bernanke PhD ’79 is 29th MIT affiliate to be awarded a share of Nobel Memorial Prize in economics
Ben Bernanke PhD ’79, an economist and former chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, was awarded a share of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2022 Oct. 10.
Class of 2024 attends Oceantation
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Class of 2024 did not attend a freshman-year aquarium trip in 2020; to that end, a junior-year aquarium trip had been a keystone in Class Council President Penny Brant ’24’s presidential campaign last spring.
MIT China Strategy Group releases university engagement with China report
According to Lester and Tsai — the co-chairs of the group — the purpose of the report is to “chart a path for MIT to conduct academic interactions and collaborations with individuals and organizations in China in ways that uphold the core values of the Institute.”
MIT history faculty members issue statement of solidarity with Iran’s Sharif University of Technology
The members of the history faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) listed below write to express our unwavering solidarity with the students and professors at Iran’s Sharif University of Technology and condemn in the strongest possible terms the Iranian government’s violent raid on our counterparts at Sharif.
How MIT could more effectively combat global warming
Spending hundreds of billions of dollars on wind turbines, solar panels, and electric cars will make no perceptible difference in global warming during our lifetimes. Would an intense and highly focused research and development program on direct CO2 removal and climate engineering not be a better investment of resources?
‘The Tech’ should not advertise for companies jeopardizing humanity’s future
I believe that The Tech should review its definition of a “dangerous product” and consider the implicit impact of promoting Chevron job opportunities on its home page.
IZ*One Spotlight: ‘Lethality’ by Kwon Eunbi
Another great release by Kwon, further solidifying her status as one of this generation’s best K-pop solo artists. A powerful title track in “Underwater” coupled with whimsical and cheerful pop B-sides of “Flash” and “Hi” make ‘Lethality’ worth a listen.