Work on the foundation for a new undergraduate residence hall on Vassar Street is nearing completion, and work on its superstructure — the construction above ground — is scheduled to start this week.
Several international students found themselves unable to attend this year’s iGEM Giant Jamboree, the culminating event of the iGEM synthetic biology competition, due to visa issues relating to their nationality.
One challenge Trimble expects to face is how decentralized experiential learning is at MIT, as it is spread over multiple programs, departments, and clubs; she hopes that the OEL will help students navigate these different offerings.
In an email sent to house presidents, VPSL Suzy Nelson pointed to “negative aspects” of current housing lotteries such as “rejection for some due to house ‘rush’” and asked the presidents to consider how the housing selection process can be used to “affirm MIT’s values on diversity.”
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who allegedly authorized the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, visited MIT in March.
“I sit on the bridge” between computing and other fields, Professor of Physics and EECS Isaac Chuang ’90 said at the meeting. “And I’m waiting for the bridge to collapse.”
In an effort they call “Reusable Revolution,” Davis and her team are working alongside custodial services and UA and GSC Sustainability to help the recycling rate recover.
MIT has launched a two-year pilot for a multi-departmental exchange with Imperial College London, in an effort to fill the gap left by the termination of the Cambridge-MIT Exchange (CME) in 2017.
“The college has been created, but it has not been designed,” Susan Silbey, chair of the faculty, said in a faculty meeting Wednesday.
Two years after Cambridge renamed Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day, students and faculty critical of celebrating Columbus due to his treatment of Native Americans discuss the future of the holiday at MIT.