‘MIT: REGRESSIONS’ sparks debate over the Institute’s past and future
In many ways, the history of MIT pictured in REGRESSIONS mirrors broader sociopolitical forces in the U.S.
Building access survey, half-term finals, flu shots
Community members may fill in a survey on MIT’s building access policies sent to their emails before it closes Oct. 14.
Mild weather maintains, mostly
A cold front is moving over Cambridge and preparing to dump some heavy rain and gusts tonight into Friday.
Add date, long weekend, vaccines
Indigenous Peoples’ Day is Oct. 10 and Oct. 11 is a student holiday. No classes will take place on both days.
Sunny four day break
If the rain and clouds are fogging your judgment, not to worry as the weekend is full of sun!
MIT Museum reopens in Kendall Square
The MIT Museum officially reopened to the public Monday, Oct. 2. The museum is housed at 314 Main Street in Kendall Square, near the MBTA Kendall/MIT Red Line station and across from the MIT Welcome Center.
2022 security and fire safety report released
The total number of criminal offenses reported on campus, in non campus locations and in public decreased from 52 in 2019 to 18 in 2020 and increased to 29 in 2021.
Advanced standing exams partially return to in-person administration
Advanced Standing Exams (ASEs) were offered both in person and online this year, with the online exams taking place prior to orientation and the in-person exams taking place on Registration Day, Sept. 6.
Class of 2023 attends Disorientation Sept. 22
Disorientation for the Class of 2023 took place at the New England Aquarium 7–11 p.m. Sept.22.
MIT hosts first in-person Fall Career Fair in three years
The in-person Fall Career Fair was held in the Johnson Athletic Center Sept. 23. The event was organized by MIT Career Advising and Professional Development (CAPD) and the student career fair committee.
Flu clinic, PE registration, add date
All students are required to receive flu vaccines before Nov. 18 in order to access buildings and register for Spring 2023 and IAP.
Harvest of memories
Despite the occasional rain in the evening, this week is a mix of sunshine and clouds. In Boston, the temperature is consistently in the sixties, allowing a nice stroll along the esplanade. However, a storm system is moving up the east coast possibly bringing us strong gusts of wind. Hurricane Ian made landfall, yesterday in Florida as a category 4 storm, and during the rest of the week, it is projected to move up to Virginia.
MIT Strategic Action Plan for Belonging, Achievement, and Composition released
While emphasizing that diversity, equity, and inclusion were still priorities for the Institute and “remain front and center in the final version,” Reif wrote that the steering team shifted the focus to belonging, achievement, and composition because they believe “those words better reflect how we think about our community and its values.”
Career fair, final exams schedule, add date
Career fair will take place in person Sept. 23, which is also a student holiday.
Dance party held to celebrate conclusion of Reif’s presidency
“I could not have asked for a more delightful memory of the people of MIT,” Reif wrote.
Falling into the firehose
Though it certainly won’t be pouring buckets this weekend, light showers are likely to occur on Sunday, so it’s a good idea to keep that umbrella with you just in case.
MIT GSU-UE heralds upcoming bargaining meeting with Sept. 12 rally
“MIT admin need to know that when they are sitting down at the bargaining table next week, they are not just bargaining with the 24 members” of the BC, but with “thousands” of graduate students, Hanna said.
133 first years enter FYRE process
The number of first years opting to FYRE rose sharply from last year when 89 students attempted to FYRE and is comparable to 2019 when 121 students attempted to FYRE.
Dance party, career week, career fair
MIT Dance Party marking the end of Reif's presidency will be Sept. 17.
Sweater weather to make things better
A high pressure system will move eastwards over New England to bring some cold, dry weather to Cambridge this weekend.