One of Random Hall's REX Chairs said she disagreed with many of the edits, including the removal of a water pong event and the flagging of a potato-themed event run by an Irish student as an example of stereotyping.
The hot, scattered rainstorms that characterized this past week are set to continue. The past week brought heavy rain and thunder most days, creating a danger of flash floods. In the next few days, watch for more flash flood warnings due to heavy thunderstorms, at least until Sunday. After a summer of relatively light rain, this week reminds us that we live in New England. However, New England isn’t the only region to have heavy rains this past week. The same rain that hit Boston traveled up the eastern coast of the U.S., ruining beach trips everywhere. In Colorado, heavy rain and hail caused flooding and much hail damage in the mountain west. It's been a wet week.
There were 40 total undergraduate and graduate students at MIT from Iran in the 2017–18 academic year, seven from Syria, and five from Venezuela, according to the International Students Office’s annual statistics.
Microsoft's contract provides ICE with cloud-based services, which would enable the agency to “process data on edge devices or utilize deep learning capabilities to accelerate facial recognition and identification.”
CMS/W Professor Kenneth Manning wrote in the MIT Faculty Newsletter about "IQ and its eugenic uses, especially its espousal of racial inferiority."
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is MIT’s 2018 commencement speaker. In a short phone interview, she highlighted the message she wants to convey in her speech and discussed how MIT students contribute to the hope she has for the world.
According to the MIT Police, there is no information to indicate that these three incidents are in any way connected.
New Parental Leave policy allows one month leave for foster, surrogate, birth, and non-birth parents
Students will be paid while on Parental Leave if they are supported by an RA, TA, or fellowship.
“The intent of this festival was to help the East Campus students explore and create an identity, especially now that new students from Senior House are a part of East Campus,” Maurizio Diaz ’20 explained in a phone interview with The Tech.
The changes will involve splitting the 18-unit 7.02 (Introduction to Experimental Biology and Communication) into a 6-unit class followed by a 12-unit class.
Spring semester subject evaluations are due May 21 at 9 a.m. Access them at web.mit.edu/subjectevaluation.
In a talk May 2, Tim Berners-Lee shared his vision of what the internet would become and how reality fell short of his vision, and shared plans to recapture his initial vision.
MIT INSPIRE, a national high school research competition in the arts, humanities, and social sciences run by a group of MIT students, will not continue next year.