MIT admitted 664 students to the Class of 2022 Thursday. A record high 9,557 students applied early action this year, making for a record low acceptance rate of 6.9 percent.
Subject evaluations are open now until Monday, Dec. 18 at 9 a.m.
On Dec. 7 and 8, MIT hosted the Northeastern North America Policy Summit, which brought together climate researchers, policymakers, and business and civic leaders from the northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada to share climate leadership strategies.
Last Thursday’s print edition of The Tech unintentionally featured an inaccurate headline for the article detailing MIT’s 2018 commencement speaker, Sheryl Sandberg. This headline served as a placeholder while a proper one was written to fit the size available in the paper. The placeholder headline was mistakenly printed. The Tech deeply regrets this production error and means no offense to Ms. Sandberg.
Prof. Asu Ozdaglar PhD ’03 was appointed head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Ozdaglar has been the interim department head since July 1 and will become the first woman to head the EECS department in MIT’s history.
Friday evening, Tech staffers noticed that approximately 3,050 copies of the paper were missing from many of the most popular distribution locations on campus, including the Infinite Corridor and the student center. We do not know where the papers went or who took them. This incident has been reported to the MIT Police. If you have any information about this incident or the whereabouts of these newspapers, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
No one joins The Tech because they are bored and looking for a way to kill time; no one at MIT adds an activity to their busy schedules under those conditions. We do it because we have a profound desire to serve the community, present and future, with and accurate, fair, and holistic records of the days we spend at the Institute. This week, nearly half our distribution was taken Friday, and this undermines The Tech’s mission of making timely news easily accessible to the MIT community.
While Thursday and Friday promise to be pleasant and sunny, there is a chance that we could experience snow or rain during the weekend. The large scale flow over New England will be southwesterly over the coming days, and Boston will be on the edge between the cold inland air and the warmer ocean air during the weekend. The precipitation will occur in this transition region, and whether or not we get snow and/or rain will depend on which side we end up on. One extreme is cold temperatures (low 30s) and clear skies, while the other is warm temperatures (high 40s) and lots of precipitation. We will most likely end up somewhere between the two, with temperatures around 40°F and intermittent rain during the day or snow during the evening.
The UA has allocated $30,000 towards this program as part of its annual budget, treasurer Jonathan Coden ’19 said in an interview with The Tech Tuesday.
The Undergraduate Association and Division of Student Life recently launched a program called SwipeShare, aimed at alleviating food insecurity issues at MIT. The program allows students who are on meal plans to donate their guest swipes for usage by students who are facing food insecurity problems.
Goldston said that generally there was “reason for optimism about the graduate student tax” because it is only present in the House, not Senate, version of the bill.