MIT Medical insurance rates for grad students with spouses and dependents are set to increase by 9.4% next year, 5% higher than the increase for other students.
MIT No Aramark, an MIT campaign launched, started circulating a petition to the MIT community last week calling on encouraging the MIT to join the national movement to boycott Aramark, aMIT’s food supplies for Verde’s (?) and (?).
Pre-registration is open. Continuing students have until June 19 to initiate pre-registration for the fall.
Fans of the past week's weather will be happy to learn that similar weather is in store for the Institute for the remainder of the week. The absence of any strong weather systems will result in mostly sunny skies to begin the day, with a sea breeze and a scattering of shallow cumulus clouds developing in the afternoon. Our proximity to the Massachusetts Bay will keep temperatures from escaping the mid-50s (°F), causing high temperatures to be some 10°F cooler than normal for this time of year.
The OneWorld cultural festival took place on April 29, Saturday at MIT. The first of its kind, it showcased the diverse talents and backgrounds of students. 17 solo performers and groups brought slices of their countries to Johnson Ice Rink, followed by campus-wide tent parties on Kresge Oval, Killian Court, McDermott Court, and the Walker Memorial tennis courts.
In this season of formals, carnivals, and other end-of-year celebrations, the weather seems to be enjoying itself by keeping us on our toes. After a clear Thursday, the clouds will come rolling in with a passing front bringing a rainy and chilly Friday. Seniors shouldn't fret, though; the rain will be long gone in time for Senior Ball on Saturday night, but the sun will still be hiding in order to give each of you your time to shine. Early next week, expect warm and sunny days with cool, partly cloudy nights.
Declarations of Course 6-3 rose significantly from last year, while those of its stouter cousin 6-2 fell the most, as the Registrar’s Office tallied the results of the Class of 2020’s major selections. Overall, new enrollments in the School of Engineering dropped 3.3 percent, while majors outside the top nine tacked on a 2.5 percent increase.
At a previous hearing Jan. 13, De La Cruz was denied bail after being ruled “dangerous.” This week’s hearing revised the ruling, declaring Angel not “dangerous.”
The deadline for undergraduates to apply to serve on an Institute committee is Friday at midnight. You can apply here.
A hearing to determine whether Angel De La Cruz would receive bail was postponed until next Monday, May 1.
Nicholas Paggi '15 was a software engineer at Ab Initio at the time of his death. While at MIT, he was a resident of Bexley Hall and Senior House, and a member of the MIT sailing team.
The Chancellor’s office refused to comment on what dangerous behavior occurred, but the administration “has placed the Senior House community on probation.”
The UA announced Saturday that Sarah Melvin ’18 and Alexa Martin ’19 will serve as its president and vice president for the coming academic year. The pair, who will take office at the end of the academic year, have already begun the process of transitioning into their roles.
Boston has seen its fair share of rain over the last couple weeks, but some warmer and drier weather is on the way for the weekend. Today, we are between systems as a weak front approaches from the west. Friday morning, the passing front will bring a possibility of rain showers in the early afternoon and a high around 75°F (24°C). As southwesterly flow strengthens behind the front, temperatures should approach the 80°F mark by Saturday afternoon. The price we will pay for warmer weather is a chance of showers during the day, but any rain should die down by the evening. For OneWorld, expect mostly cloudy skies with temperatures in the lower 60s°F (16°C).
In an email shared with The Tech, the UA Judicial Review Board determined that the former Election Commission chair, Scott Perry ’19, acted with “gross negligence” in fulfilling the duties required of him by the Election Code.
A blood drive will be held in La Sala de Puerto Rico on the second floor of the student center today from 1–6 p.m., tomorrow from 8–1 p.m., and next Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 1–6 p.m. Visit the following website for more details and to make an appointment: http://web.mit.edu/blood-drive/www/.
The ad described the ideal candidate as a “21 year old Chinese MIT student, top in her class, several awards in high school and university.”