25 sophomores, 76 juniors, and 70 seniors opted to take leaves of absence (LOAs) for the fall term, Student Support Services Associate Dean James Collins wrote in an email to The Tech.
Students not in compliance with testing or daily health attestations will be “restricted from all campus buildings,” including residence halls and the Stratton Student Center
The MIT Dining website writes that breakfast and lunch are served in the Student Center’s Lobdell Food Court. Dinner and weekend brunch are served in students’ assigned residence halls.
Registration for all students must be submitted by Friday.
Of the undergraduates living on campus, 613 are seniors, 21 are first years, 78 are sophomores, and 72 are juniors.
When an MIT community member tests positive, MIT Medical instructs them to self-isolate, identifies their “close contacts,” and notifies individuals “who might have potentially been exposed.”
MIT’s ten dorms and the five cultural houses within New House held 173 virtual events for first years Aug. 23–30 in a period called Exploring Support Communities (ESC), including movie nights, game nights, and Q&A sessions.
Seniors may register for first quarter PE classes starting 8 a.m. Thursday. All other undergraduates may register for first quarter PE classes starting 8 a.m. Friday.
Wait times averaged 45–60 minutes Aug. 17 and Aug 18. Average wait times decreased to under 15 minutes Aug. 26. Overall, they have averaged 15–20 minutes, Stuopis wrote in an email to The Tech.
During Q-Week, students “cannot have direct contact with anyone else, including prospective podmates,” and may only leave their rooms to “use their assigned bathroom,” “get packages or meals,” or exercise outdoors.
Mavalvala shared her three main priorities for the School of Science: to push forward MIT’s scientific research and interdisciplinary collaboration, promote diversity and inclusion in science, and improve career development pathways for the school’s staff.
Greene is the first woman elected to chair the MIT Corporation, an organization of 78 members from academia and industry who serve as MIT’s board of trustees. She succeeds Robert B. Millard ’73, who has served as Chairman since 2014.
Educational Testing Service, the organization that administers the GRE, announced Aug. 20 that the September and October GRE Subject Test administrations “have been canceled due to impacts from the pandemic” and that “the next opportunity to take a Subject Test — assuming health conditions improve — will be April 2021.”