Nate Nickerson, vice president for communications, will leave for Yale University after nearly 15 years at MIT. Nickerson will lead Yale’s Office of Public Affairs and Communications as the vice president for communications starting March 1.
Academic exploration subjects to be offered include 5.001 (Frontiers in Molecular and Materials Science), 12.00 (Frontiers and Careers in Earth, Planets, Climate, and Life), and 21G.012 (Exploring Globalization through Chinese Food).
As the process of reassessing dorms’ room assignment and move-in procedures continues, The Tech reached out to presidents and other leaders in each of MIT’s ten dorms to ask about their current procedures and how potential changes would affect their communities.
Twenty-five percent of undergraduate students described their dorm’s room assignment process as “stressful” on the 2017 Quality of Life survey.
The final deadline for spring pre-registration is today at 5 p.m. Students must also select preferences for spring CI-H/CI-HW subjects by this time.
“SIPB has not had opportunities to give input on recent IS&T decisions before they were finalized. In the future, we would love to work more closely with IS&T leadership and committees to provide student perspectives on decisions before they are finalized,” Angel Alvarez '20, SIPB chair, wrote to The Tech.
Some outstanding issues are that messages forwarded to external accounts are flagged as spam, and external email providers may flag Microsoft Exchange Online Protection’s “Spam Notice” emails, according to IS&T’s knowledge base.
This IAP, the Student Center is card-access-only from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. This is a pilot by the Campus Activities Complex that moves up the cutoff for card-access hours from 11 p.m. during the semester to 9 p.m. during holidays, breaks, and IAP, according to Michael Foley, director of the CAC, in a statement emailed to The Tech.
The proposal noted that once the space is sufficiently publicized and well-known, it is expected to receive 30–60 users per day.
In the meantime, the Coffeehouse Lounge located on the third floor has new printers and is open to students as a study space (card access is required). The color printer that was in the Athena lounge is now on the first floor of the Student Center.
The lab where the fire occurred and MIT Environment, Health, and Safety are working together to investigate the root cause of the incident, as the reaction has been performed for many years without issues.
“In April 2018, to comply with restrictions as a result of [the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control] adding Mr. Vekselberg to its specially designated nationals list, MIT suspended Mr. Vekselberg’s Corporation membership,” according to a statement from MIT.
The deadline for IAP pre-registration is this Friday, Jan. 11. The Add/Drop application will become available Jan. 14 at 9 a.m.
Perhaps the most distinctive exterior feature of Building 44 is the “J” sign, which refers to the J particle discovered by Samuel C.C. Ting and his group in 1974.
Associate Provost Richard Lester recommends against termination of existing relationships with Saudi Arabia
Lester's report argues that the cessation of MIT’s relationships with the Saudi organizations it currently engages with would probably fail to have a “meaningful ameliorative effect.”