President Kornbluth reflects on first months of presidency at MIT
The inauguration for President Sally Kornbluth was held May 1, 2023. Before assuming the role of MIT’s 18th president, she was provost at Duke University for eight years. Kornbluth succeeds L. Rafael Reif, who stepped down at the end of 2022 after serving ten years in the office.
Last Day of Classes, Final Exam Period
Last Day of Classes is May 16.
Fluffy clouds to fuel your flaming finals
Partly cloudy days and pleasant weather are coming to you this weekend as a high-pressure ridge stalls over New England.
UA Council votes for election to recall David Spicer
The UA went on to say that the posters and their content “do not align with UA values,” as their key values include “diversity, equity, and inclusion.”
Presidential inauguration, pre-registration
The inauguration of Sally Kornbluth is May 1, 3:00-4:30 PM on Killian Court. All members of the MIT community are invited to attend.
President Kornbluth Shares Preliminary Listening Tour Summary
Since coming to MIT in January, President Sally Kornbluth has stated that she would like to learn about the current state of the Institute through the perspectives of current students, staff and faculty through a listening tour.
Stratton Student Center officially closes to students and public for renovations
The Stratton Student Center (W20) was officially closed to students and the public for renovations on Apr. 16. The center was previously closed indefinitely in February due to water pipe explosions.
LaVerde’s Market Closes After Three Decades of Service
LaVerde’s Market, located in the Stratton Student Center (W20), officially closed on Apr. 17 after over three decades of service.
CPW 2023: Prefrosh Converge on Campus for Food, Friends and Fun
The first day of Campus Preview Weekend (CPW) has concluded. It is the second in-person CPW since the start of the pandemic, and one of the hottest in recent memory.
Heat cedes to the reign of rain
Thursday brought record-breaking heat to the Boston area, as temperatures of 88°F were recorded at Logan airport, topping the previous record for the day of 86°F set in 1977. Unluckily for those who enjoy the heat (and luckily for those who don’t), temperatures will be dropping this weekend as rain begins to move in. Starting on Friday afternoon, temperatures will remain relatively mild, most likely not exceeding the 50s and not going below the 40s. Clouds will move in on Saturday and chances for rain will begin that night, so make sure to bring your umbrellas while you’re out and about enjoying the CPW festivities!
CPW, Patriots Day, Drop Date
April 13-16 is Campus Preview Weekend (CPW).
Inauguration Schedule for President Kornbluth Released
According to an email from MIT Institute Events, the Inauguration events for President Sally Kornbluth, MIT’s 18th president, are set to take place on Friday, April 29, and Monday, May 1, 2023.
MIT Offers Admission to 1,259 applicants for Class of 2027
MIT admitted 1,259 out of 26,913 applicants via early and regular action applications for the Class of 2027. This was a 20% decrease in the number of applicants from the previous year.
First approved drug for Rett Syndrome orignates from MIT Professor’s Lab
On March 10, Acadia Pharmaceuticals’ drug for treating Rett Syndrome was approved, the first ever for the condition. The basic scientific research for the drug originated in Professor Mriganka Sur’s lab in the MIT’s Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department.
MIT victorious at 83rd Putnam Mathematical Competition
MIT won the 2022 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, a prestigious math competition for undergraduate students in North America and Canada.
Graduate Student Union bargains with MIT administration on discrimination and economic proposals
The MIT Graduate Student Union (GSU) and MIT administration participated in six bargaining sessions in 2023. Issues debated ranged from discrimination and harassment services to safety and tuition.
Mar. 20-24 is the final exam period for half-term subjects.
A community statement on MIT’s response to hate speech
n the only response from the MIT administration, the Institute opted to call this speech “extreme” and full of “provocative terms.” We will call it what it is: hate speech.
Alumni Wang Pool to close for renovation on March 27
On March 27, the Alumni Wang pool will be closed for renovations. The rest of the Alumni Wang fitness areas will remain open, although MIT Recreation cited the possibility of disruptions.
MIT Monologues 2023 takes place, featuring 17 student-written pieces & 250+ attendees
Ma: “The purpose of Monologues is simply a space for marginalized genders and if you give that space, beautiful things will happen no matter what.”