Wintry Mix in March
Today (Thursday morning): Chance of rain (60%). High around 49°F (9°C). South winds 8–10 mph.Tonight (Thursday night): Partly cloudy. Low around 31°F (-1°C). Northwest winds 13–16 mph.Friday: Cloudy with a chance of rain (30%). High around 40°F (4°C) and low around 32°F (17°C). Northwest winds 10 mph.Saturday: Cloudy with a chance of snow showers (80%). High around 38°F (3°C) and low around 27°F (-3°C). North winds 20–25 mph.Sunday: Mostly cloudy (30%). High around 36°F (2°C) and low around 27°F (-3°C). North winds 9 mph.
Return of wintry weather into the weekend
After an unseasonably warm January in Boston this year, we have the return of wintry weather as we close out the week and into the weekend.
Class of 2026 attend the “Night at the Museum”
The Night at the Museum event was held on the evening of Feb. 5 at the Museum of Science for the class of 2026. The event was hosted by the Office of the First Year (OFY) before the start of the spring semester, and over 500 out of 1,136 first-years attended.
MIT Holds 49th annual MLK celebration
MIT marked its 49th Annual Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr on Feb. 8. The event was organized by the Institute Community and Equity Office, and hosted by President Sally Kornbluth. Dr. Angela Davis, an activist and author, gave the keynote address, and additional speakers included undergraduates, graduate students, and staff. The celebration also featured a musical performance by The MastaDonis Project, a black-led Boston-based jazz group.
Minor Completion Date, PE Registration Date
Deadline for submission of Minor Completion Form for final-term seniors is Feb. 24.
MIT, it’s time to support your police officers
Since November, the MIT Police Association has distributed more than 6,000 flyers to students and faculty. Standing outside campus interrupting you as you make your way to class is not something we want to do. But unfortunately, it has become our reality. The response from faculty and students has been overwhelming — thank you! However, the school and Chief DiFava continue to show zero respect or support to rank-and-file officers.
MIT GSU’s proposed grievance procedure offers solution to broken advising system
The following stories were collected from seven Master’s and/or PhD program alumni who endured severe and prolonged bullying from the same advisor at MIT. Their experiences span 14 years, from when the first of them joined the group to when the last left. All of them suffered deep injury to not only their careers and wellbeing, but also the scientific rigor of their research. By silencing dissent, shutting down inquiry, and demanding that data be massaged to fit pre-existing theories, this advisor and his unchecked abuse directly threaten MIT’s fundamental mission and its reputation for expanding the bounds of human knowledge. These alumni do not share their stories to disparage the Institute, but rather to highlight the failures of current policies in responding to cases of advisor abuse. They implore the MIT administration to listen to grad workers and accept the MIT GSU’s proposed grievance procedure for harassment, discrimination, and bullying. This change would offer grad workers suffering advisor abuse real protection and recourse, thus making MIT a better place for both researchers and research.