Nov. 11 is Veterans Day. No classes will take place.
No, neither can I. Why is it so warm? I was walking across campus, basking in the sunlight, feeling so cozy that I caught myself on the thought of “wait, what month is it?” It is, in fact, November, and the sun is shining like half the semester hasn’t just passed us by. The whole of New England is in an abnormally warm period this week, with temperatures up to 20°F higher than the climatological average for this time of year.
Diep Luu will be the inaugural director of the new Institute Advising Center and associate dean in the Office of the Vice Chancellor (OVC) beginning Jan. 1, 2023, according to an Oct. 24 email from Vice Chancellor Ian Waitz.
In addition to access to non-residential buildings on campus, the ID provides alumni free entry at the MIT Museum, along with one free guest, and privileges at the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center and MIT Libraries.
Nov. 4 is the last day to add half-term subjects offered in the second half of the term or to change grading methods for those subjects.
Some lingering clouds may stay around to haunt us come closer to Halloween night.
MIT reported a loss in net assets for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022. According to the Report of the Treasurer, the Institute’s return on pooled investments saw a 5.3% loss in the fiscal year.
Reif: “An area that I would also like to think survived the test of time is what I’ve tried to convey not in an announced way, but by constantly speaking about it — in public, at Convocation, at Commencement — is a caring community.”
Kornbluth is the second woman to serve as MIT’s president, after President Emerita Susan Hockfield. Once Kornbluth assumes presidency, all three of MIT’s highest leadership positions — president, provost, and chancellor — will be held by women, for the first time in Institute history.
The Spring 2023 building switch lottery application is available on the Starrez housing portal until Nov. 2 at 12 p.m.
This week is momentous for many reasons: MIT D-Lab is celebrating twenty years of creative existence, Venera 9 successfully landed and sent the first images of the surface of Venus in 1975, Alabama hit freezing point before Montana for the first time since 1934, and I completed one year as a Meteorologist for The Tech.
Ben Bernanke PhD ’79 is 29th MIT affiliate to be awarded a share of Nobel Memorial Prize in economics
Ben Bernanke PhD ’79, an economist and former chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, was awarded a share of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2022 Oct. 10.
According to Lester and Tsai — the co-chairs of the group — the purpose of the report is to “chart a path for MIT to conduct academic interactions and collaborations with individuals and organizations in China in ways that uphold the core values of the Institute.”
In many ways, the history of MIT pictured in REGRESSIONS mirrors broader sociopolitical forces in the U.S.
Community members may fill in a survey on MIT’s building access policies sent to their emails before it closes Oct. 14.