Khan said that college students should learn at their own pace with online tools, such as edX and Khan Academy.
Zuber framed MIT’s decision to instate this new process as “proactive” in responding to federal concerns about problems like intellectual property theft and national security. “No one in the government said that they were threatening to cut our funding,” she said.
The GET app will allow customers to place orders in advance online, and is expected to be available to the entire community by Fall 2019.
The minimum required meal plan for upper-level students living in dining dorms has been increased to 150 meals per semester from 125. The amount of dining dollars in the meal plan has been reduced to $100 per semester.
The results of the Undergraduate Enrolled Student Survey (ESS), a survey MIT administers every four years in the spring, were emailed to students last Thursday. The survey, with a 38% response rate, indicated that the student body generally feels positively about the campus community and their learning, but a significant proportion of students also frequently feel overwhelmed or stressed. Other factors surveyed include extracurricular participation, majors, and eating habits.
MIT released its Regular Action decisions for the Class of 2023 on March 14, Pi Day. Of the 21,312 students who applied (including Early Action), 1,410 students were admitted. Of these, 707 students were admitted early, from a record high Early Action pool of 9,600 students.
The official Twitter account of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory replied, “We're very happy to help. But maybe we can keep the pilots, too?”
Graduate registration is open for fourth quarter Physical Education classes.
The committee hopes to plan tent parties at least once every four years so that students can experience them at least once in their undergraduate career.
EC proposed running an algorithm to assign first years to rooms (based on their rankings) 10 times to generate 10 sets of dorm-wide placements. Each hall’s upper-level students would then rank the results.
At intermittent points, organizers led protestors in chants, such as “Kissinger you can’t hide, you committed genocide.”
In the talk, Kissinger argued that machines aren’t governed by ethical or philosophical norms. “Right now, technology is way ahead of the humanists,” said Kissinger during the talk. “You have science … without having a philosophical framework within which to put [technology].”
“The preliminary investigation suggests that a crew was working on a lower floor when material collapsed down on top of workers from an above floor,” a statement said.