The MIT student body recalled the Undergraduate Association (UA) President David Spicer ’23. According to UA Election Commissioner Dankwa Buckle, 36.03% of the student body cast a ballot. 93 percent of students voted “Yes” on the recall election, which was initiated after a series of posterings by Spicer. The 2023-2024 UA President will be Andre Hamelberg ’24.
Gilbert Strang ’55, the MathWorks Professor of Mathematics, taught his last class on May 15, marking the end of a 66-year-long career at MIT. Strang graduated from MIT in 1955 and joined the faculty in 1962. According to an article by MIT News, Strang was a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2023 will take place on a three-day span from Wednesday, May 31, through Friday, June 2. Similar to proceedings at the 2022 commencement, all graduates are invited to attend a 90-minute OneMIT ceremony on Killian Court. The Class of 2023 undergraduates will receive their diplomas at Killian Court on Friday, June 1. Ceremonies for Master’s and Doctorate degrees are spread out across all three days of Commencement.