Inside the Tsarnaev courthouse
There are few things worth waking up early for each morning, but a so-called trial of the century is certainly one. On the first day of IAP, the trial of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev began.
Brass Rat design revealed at 2017 Ring Premiere
Little could have inspired me and so many other sophomores to brave the freezing temperatures and inclement winds last Friday evening, save the highly anticipated premiere of the Class of 2017 Brass Rat. I arrived at Kresge Auditorium at 6:30 p.m., half an hour before the doors opened, to wait outside with my fellow ’17s; the semi-organized line of sophomores soon began to curve around Kresge and extend toward the Z Center.
UA president resigns amid parliamentary pablum
“And let’s get to work!” announced Matthew J. Davis ’16 at the conclusion of his first speech as president of the Undergraduate Association. The rare half-second pauses in his delivery would have likely been polished out had he had an extra month to prepare for the moment, but no such luck — embattled former president Shruti Sharma ’15 resigned a month early during Wednesday’s UA Council meeting, sweeping him and vice president-elect Sophia Liu ’17 into office within a week of their election. Davis said he learned of the pending transfer Monday at 11 p.m.
Seeking balance in The Tech
In this issue of The Tech, you’ll find coverage of marches that took place over the weekend, protesting the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump. The perspectives shared through these articles are largely Democratic, largely liberal. We, The Tech, have consistently attempted to provide balanced coverage of political events at MIT, reaching out to conservative students and groups on campus. However, we have not been able to get a Republican to go on the record due to fears of personal, academic, and professional repercussions.
PKG debuts annual fair to highlight community service
The fair presented a wide variety of options that catered to MIT students’ skillsets. Many focused on biotech, healthcare systems, tutoring, and coding skills.
Reflecting on Noam Chomsky’s 66 years at MIT
Despite receiving offers from numerous major universities over the years, Chomsky never thought about leaving what he called “a very special place.”
Nobel laureate Rainer Weiss on the important things in life
Weiss accidentally flunked out of MIT as an undergraduate after missing a month of lectures in order to be with a musician at Northwestern he had fallen in love with.
Nightclub hosts tech startup showcase
Tech enthusiasts and nightclubs don’t go well together. But that didn’t stop GetGeeked from hosting its tech showcase at the Royale Nightclub in Boston on Oct. 13. Getting first-hand access to gadgets that haven’t been released in the market yet and meeting fellow technology lovers, all while sipping on delicious cocktails, seemed like a perfect way to spend a Friday night.
Beyond the Cradle: Envisioning a New Space Age
Among the keynote speakers was Nobel Laureate Rainer Weiss.
Back in Bach
Ma is going to play Bach’s Preludes around the world, especially in places of conflict. He hopes to use this aspect of culture as a way to unify people and teach them how to think of culture as a solution.
Sal Khan ’98 encourages students to find and pursue passion projects
Khan said that college students should learn at their own pace with online tools, such as edX and Khan Academy.
Doug Lauffenburger reflects on time as inaugural biological engineering department head
The goal of the program was "different than had ever been done before, and that is to ground bioengineering in modern molecular and cell biology."