The Healthy Minds Study (HMS) survey, administered to students in 2015, linked each participant’s responses to their dorm. The survey included questions about illegal drug use and mental health. However, survey participants were not informed that their residence information would be linked to their responses.
The MIT Center for Gynepathology Research (CGR) launched in 2009 seeking to improve current understanding of conditions that predominantly affect women, often focused on reproductive health. The Center, co-led by scientific director Linda Griffith, PhD, of the MIT Bioengineering department, and Keith Isaacson, MD, of Harvard Medical School, is unique in its approach because researchers apply tools from bioengineering, such as tissue engineering, to study a topic previously confined to traditional methods of biological analysis.
The decision to turn Senior House into a graduate dormitory, announced last Friday by Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart PhD ’88 to the Senior House community, has been met with condemnation from vocal MIT community members.
Students accuse administration of collective punishment — but numbers don't matter, Barnhart says, if “the end result is that students living in Senior House wouldn't have a good experience.”
Approximately 40 people checked in at the rally in support of Francisco Rodriguez, who has worked at MIT for the past five years.
Senior House residents were informed April 20 of an impending “review process” which included voluntary interviews to investigate what the chancellor called “dangerous behavior.”
Several New House houses were offered the chance to move into Senior House last week – including iHouse, Desmond, and La Casa.
Senior House ranks high for underrepresented minorities, similar to New House in family income, new data show
The Provost’s office recently released data detailing student demographics by residence hall including race, ethnicity, gender (data from the registrar); family income (data from student financial services), and sexual orientation (data from a question in the enrolled students survey which had a 58 percent response rate).
Anantha Chandrakasan, professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, was announced as the new Dean of the School of Engineering in an email sent out to MIT June 23.
Students protested MIT’s decision to “depopulate Senior House” Friday. The protest started with a sign-making session in Lobby 7, followed by a march to the chancellor’s office where various protesters spoke.
Last Monday morning, The Tech published our last planned issue for the month. When the decisions surrounding removing current Senior House residents from E2 and initiating the Pilot 2021 in the building were announced later that afternoon, we began to plan a special issue so that we could print about these events in a timely fashion.
Current students and community members respond
Administration decides to resettle Senior House residents, citing “unhealthy behavior” during last year’s turnaround period
Senior House will be mostly depopulated, and will instead house students in Pilot 2021, a new program for freshmen focused on “academics, personal development, and wellbeing.” Current residents will need to go through a “selective” application process in order to live in the dorm next year.