A weak low pressure system is currently exiting the East Coast; in its wake, cooler, more seasonable weather and sunny skies will dominate today and Friday. This brief return to autumn will be short lived, however, as the unseasonably warm temperatures the Northeast has experienced periodically over the past month will return for the weekend. On Saturday, high temperatures will surge back into the mid-70s with a chance of rain in advance of an approaching cold front. The front should pass through the area late Sunday; in its wake, autumn-like weather will return again, with highs in the 50s and 60s and lows in the 40s for at least the greater part of next week. Although local conditions have been calm, the weather has not been so tranquil across the rest of the United States.
One “very likely” change is the introduction of a meals per semester system in addition to the current meals per week system, says DormCon dining co-chair.
Rainer Weiss of MIT and Kip Thorne and Barry Barish of Caltech were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for the first direct observation of ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves, which were predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago.
Students may now petition art courses taken at Harvard, Wellesley, or the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) to count for the HASS-A requirement.
The “Rickmobile” — a truck bearing Rick's likeness — has been taking a road trip across the country, opening its popup shop with exclusive merchandise and gear in different cities.
The Division of Student Life has been working on improving the conditions, but the process is “slower than expected.”
We have experienced unseasonably warm weather this week, and Wednesday's high of 86°F was the highest September 27 temperature ever recorded in Boston. However, the temperatures started dropping after a cold front from the northwest passed over us on Thursday. Tropical storm (formerly hurricane) Maria will be passing to our southeast during Thursday and Friday, but the storm will be too far away to affect us with any strong winds or rain. The rain that we can expect on Saturday is instead coming from the northwest, where another incoming cold front will bring along a minor low pressure system. Expect light showers on Friday night and during Saturday. After the passage of this low pressure system we can expect several days of mostly clear skies, when we will be under a large high pressure system ranging from Maine to the Carolinas in latitude and from the coast to the Great Lakes in longitude. This will likely bring temperatures around 70°F and plenty of sun during Monday through Wednesday.
The waiver of the law, known as the Jones Act, comes as federal and local officials report more supplies trickling onto the increasingly desperate island. But the Trump administration remains under pressure to step up the recovery effort.
Career Fair is today from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. in Johnson Athletic Center. Good luck with internship and job searches!
WASHINGTON — Sen. Susan Collins said Monday that she would oppose the latest plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, leaving Republican leaders clearly short of the votes they need for passage.
WASHINGTON — Three Republican senators introduced a bill Monday that would offer young unauthorized immigrants a path to citizenship, signaling a possible bipartisan consensus on legislation to protect immigrants brought to the United States as children.
“He is the iconic president of MIT because he was made out of pure Institute clay, as an undergraduate, graduate, professor, and academic leader.”
The Engine seeks to make Boston an epicenter in the “tough tech” field.
Winners received a prize of 1,000,000,000,000 Zimbabwean dollars and a replica of a human head sporting a question mark (to tie in with this year's theme, “Uncertainty”).