Students have until 11:59 p.m. Nov. 20 to submit approved changes for drop date, to change a subject from credit to listener, or to petition a December advanced standing exam.
Director of Campus Dining Mark Hayes said that the Meal Plan Working Group is receiving input from students by including members of the House Dining Committee (HDC) in working group meetings, facilitating discussions with different dorms and their respective heads of houses and interested residents, and opening up an online form where students can provide feedback.
An email sent to The Tech by the anonymous group describes the painting as “an impressionist rendering of a flaming offshore drilling rig filling the sky with smoke and the sea with oil.”
Elango wrote in an email to The Tech that Green resigned because he is taking a leave of absence from MIT.
Incumbents Dennis J. Carlone, Alanna M. Mallon, Marc C. McGovern, E. Denise Simmons, Sumbul Siddiqui, Timothy J. Toomey, Jr., and Quinton Y. Zondervan SM ’95 were re-elected. Patricia M. Nolan and Jivan-Sobrinho-Wheeler were newly elected.
As a result of the working group’s discoveries, a new mailing list has been launched, a summer orientation webinar has been developed, an Atlas for New Grads family tile is being developed, and a WhatsApp group specially made for graduate families has been created.
In response to the Oct. 7 staff and Oct. 11 research staff forums, Ramona Allen, vice president for human resources, will gather staff from around campus to share their ideas and perspectives.
Barnhart said, “To address sexual misconduct is also to address culture and climate issues [in higher education] more generally. You have to have solutions that resonate at the community level, the department level, the student level."
A new biology makerspace, called the “BioMakerspace,” is scheduled to open this coming IAP in the basement of Building 26. The space, which is currently under construction, will be open to “the entirety of the MIT community” to be “used for whatever the student users really want to use it for,” said Justin Buck PhD ’12 in an interview with The Tech. Buck is the manager of the BioMakerspace and is currently overseeing its construction.
The Student Committee on Campus Climate and Policies around Discrimination and Misconduct will “investigate systemic injustices on campus and their corrallaries.” The Student Committee on Guidelines for Outside Engagements “will review and discuss MIT core values and the metrics by which outside engagements should be evaluated.”
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) held a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 30 to celebrate the start of construction for the new John A. Volpe Transportation Systems Center in Kendall Square. The construction of the new facility is expected to be completed in 2023.
Currently, students participating in UROPs that meet these conditions are required to sign the IPIA, but under the new policy, all students will be required to sign it during the UROP application process.
House Democrats proposed the College Affordability Act Oct. 15. According to the Education and Labor Committee website, the act is a “comprehensive overhaul of the higher education system” aimed at lowering costs and expanding educational access for college students.
The findings and recommendations will be shared with the MIT community for comment by spring 2020.
UA Sustain, MIT’s Office of Sustainability, and MIT Ground Services collaborated to create The Hive, a sustainability garden located on Saxon Lawn near Walker Memorial. The garden is the product of a 2017 survey conducted by UA Sustain. According to the Office of Sustainability, the survey indicated great student interest in a community garden.