On March 10, Acadia Pharmaceuticals’ drug for treating Rett Syndrome was approved, the first ever for the condition. The basic scientific research for the drug originated in Professor Mriganka Sur’s lab in the MIT’s Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department.
MIT won the 2022 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, a prestigious math competition for undergraduate students in North America and Canada.
The MIT Graduate Student Union (GSU) and MIT administration participated in six bargaining sessions in 2023. Issues debated ranged from discrimination and harassment services to safety and tuition.
n the only response from the MIT administration, the Institute opted to call this speech “extreme” and full of “provocative terms.” We will call it what it is: hate speech.
On March 27, the Alumni Wang pool will be closed for renovations. The rest of the Alumni Wang fitness areas will remain open, although MIT Recreation cited the possibility of disruptions.
Ma: “The purpose of Monologues is simply a space for marginalized genders and if you give that space, beautiful things will happen no matter what.”
The predictably unpredictable weather during the transition to spring is upon us as we see sunny conditions interrupted by cloud blankets and sprinkles of rain this weekend. Expect a storm system moving through the south of Cambridge to bring along light rain and possibly even snow on Saturday; definitely keep an eye out for slushy conditions and dress in layers. We’ll still be able to enjoy a scatter of sunshine before then on Friday, so make sure to get yourself a necessary dose of photosynthesis before bunkering down for the weekend.
Today (Thursday morning): Chance of rain (60%). High around 49°F (9°C). South winds 8–10 mph.Tonight (Thursday night): Partly cloudy. Low around 31°F (-1°C). Northwest winds 13–16 mph.Friday: Cloudy with a chance of rain (30%). High around 40°F (4°C) and low around 32°F (17°C). Northwest winds 10 mph.Saturday: Cloudy with a chance of snow showers (80%). High around 38°F (3°C) and low around 27°F (-3°C). North winds 20–25 mph.Sunday: Mostly cloudy (30%). High around 36°F (2°C) and low around 27°F (-3°C). North winds 9 mph.
The Night at the Museum event was held on the evening of Feb. 5 at the Museum of Science for the class of 2026. The event was hosted by the Office of the First Year (OFY) before the start of the spring semester, and over 500 out of 1,136 first-years attended.
MIT marked its 49th Annual Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr on Feb. 8. The event was organized by the Institute Community and Equity Office, and hosted by President Sally Kornbluth. Dr. Angela Davis, an activist and author, gave the keynote address, and additional speakers included undergraduates, graduate students, and staff. The celebration also featured a musical performance by The MastaDonis Project, a black-led Boston-based jazz group.
In an email to the MIT community sent on Feb. 15, 2023, Vice Chancellor and Dean for Student Life Suzy Nelson and Vice President for Campus Services Joe Higgins announced updates regarding the Stratton Student Center (W20) closure.
Mark Silis, Vice President for Information Systems and Technology (IS&T), addressed the “series of disruptions in service to MIT’s wireless network” in an email to the MIT community on Feb. 15, 2023. According to IS&T, the connection issues stemmed from a series of recent updates made to improve “the security and stability” of MIT IT systems.IS&T is “cautiously optimistic” that they have isolated the issue and will continue to carefully monitor the situation. Silis advised students and staff with trouble connecting to Wifi to restart their devices, check the MIT 3Down website for system updates, and email email@example.com or call 617-253-1101.
On the evening of Feb. 13., protestors demonstrated in the memory of Sayed Faisal, a 20-year old UMass Boston student who was fatally shot by Cambridge police in Cambridgeport on Jan. 4.
Seems like Mother Earth had a stormy Valentine’s Day as the forecast for the next five days has clouds.