News

Career Fair Directors enact measures to boost employer diversity

Career Hack sessions, student lounges, and a feedback system are all new features of this year’s Career Fair, taking place today in the Johnson Athletic Center and Rockwell Cage.

Tremaan A. Robbins ’17 and other players took a knee as a sign of protest during the anthem before last weekend's game against Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute. Lenny Martinez–The Tech
News

New House pipe leak unrelated to HVAC issues

Around 9 p.m. Wednesday evening, a water pipe in iHouse, part of House 1 of New House, started to leak and caused ceiling tiles to fall.

News

DormCon confronts imminent New House closure

Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart PhD ’88 and Vice President for Student Life Suzy Nelson have asked DormCon to begin looking into how to re-house New House residents who will be displaced when that dorm closes for renovations at the end of this academic year.

News

UA to become more proactive, Liu says

The Undergraduate Association had its first Council meeting last Wednesday, discussing nominations to the Committee on Academic Performance, approving the budget for the year, and changing the Financial Board’s bylaws and procedures to sanction funding violations.

A ceiling tile lies broken on the floor after pipes in the ceiling of the first floor of House 1 in New House started dripping on Wednesday. Lenny Martinez–The Tech
News

Email hack details movements of Joe Biden, Michelle Obama, and Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON — Hackers on Thursday posted hundreds of emails from a young Democratic operative that contained documents detailing the minute-by-minute schedules and precise movements of the vice president, the first lady and Hillary Clinton during recent campaign fundraisers and official political events.

U.S. to step up deportations of Haitians amid surge at border

MEXICO CITY — The Obama administration, responding to an extraordinary wave of Haitian migrants seeking to enter the United States, said Thursday that it would fully resume deportations of undocumented Haitian immigrants.

Yahoo hackers plundered data on 500 million

SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo announced on Thursday that the account information for at least 500 million users was stolen by hackers two years ago, in the biggest known intrusion of one company’s computer network.

Opinion

Students must shape the future of MIT’s campus

According to MIT 2030, “Between 1998 and 2010, MIT renovated 875,000 gross square feet (gsf) of existing buildings and completed over 2.6 million gsf of new construction.” To put that number into perspective, the area of a football field is less than 58,000 square feet.

The socioeconomic status of transgender people in India

Growing up in India, we often came across “Hijras,” people who we understood were somehow labeled as different.

Letters to members of the MIT Administration

MIT community members respond to the administration's decisions regarding Senior House.

Sports

Football drops third straight home game to begin the season

Sports Blitz

Women’s soccer (5-3) defeated Salem State 4-1 as Claire O’Callaghan ’20 came off the bench and scored twice in a space of 160s.

Austin Filiere ’18 shines in Cape Cod Baseball League

For Austin Filiere ’18, the summer was an opportunity to match his wits against pitchers from Division I schools in the Cape Cod Baseball League.

Campus Life

Looking back and moving forward

The room lacked character. A single barred window, which overlooked the students’ courtyard, was the only thing interrupting the bare dominion of bleach white walls.

Dinner in a Japanese household

I only got to see Shoko and Kazuo twice while I was living in Yokohama, Japan, since I spent most of my weekends exploring other parts of the country. Still, those were two of the most memorable days of my summer.

I love meeting random people

This is part of a series of MIT application essays submitted by students who were later admitted to the Institute. The following prompts are from the 2013-14 admissions season.