Category Archives: Campus Life

Interview with 2015 Student Council President!

Former editor-in-chief of her high school newspaper, starter of a non-profit, and researcher for the National Institute of Health, 2015 Student Council President Jessica J. Yang ’15 took some time to sit down with The Tech on Wednesday to talk about … Continue reading

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MITx begins today, more than 90,000 enrolled

Over 90,000 people have enrolled in MITx’s first course in Circuits and Electronics (6.002x), which begins today. This free online course is taught by EECS professor and CSAIL director Anant Agarwal, EECS Senior Lecturer and CSAIL Co-Director Chris J. Terman, … Continue reading

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Quick Quotes from Andrea Wong, president of Sony International Production

Andrea Wong ’88, president of Sony International Production and an alumni of electrical engineering, gave a talk and Q&A this afternoon at the Stata Center. Wong spoke about her introduction to the world of entertainment, how big a risk it … Continue reading

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Free (Re-Used) Stuff!

Earlier today, there was a certain event that caused excitement at the Stata building. It wasn’t the budding joy of freshmen turning in an 8.02 pset, nor was it the ever-chased free food (although it was close) — it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Hockfield announces resignation as MIT President: Twitter chimes in

President Susan B. Hockfield announced her plans to step down as MIT’s president at 9 a.m. this morning in an email to the community. Soon afterward, news outlets and students posted their thoughts on Twitter. Here are just a representative … Continue reading

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Plastic soldiers overwhelm MIT during finals week

Hackers at MIT formed an army that spread throughout the main buildings of the Institute on Wednesday of finals week. Made of green plastic, the toy soldiers were affixed with double sided tape throughout the Infinite Corridor and other main … Continue reading

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Steer Roast

Steer Roast is Senior Haus’ annual, 48-hour music and food-themed party, and it’s also an item on the “101 Things To Do Before Graduation” list. With strict admissions, Steer Roast requires registration of guests days before the actual event. The … Continue reading

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Under the Dome – Student Edition

Glasswork from “Stellar Landscapes” by artist Josh Simpson was on display in Baker last night — yet another MIT150 event. MIT continues the celebration of the institute’s 150th anniversary this weekend with the campus-wide open house on Saturday. While the … Continue reading

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MIT Celebrates Exploration

Students from MIT’s Solar Electric Vehicle Team and the MIT Rocket Team display their designs.  This week, MIT hosts another of its 150 Symposia — Earth, Air, Ocean and Space: The Future of Exploration. Students and alumni gathered in Johnson today for … Continue reading

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Extras: Hacking the curve: do less, but do it better

Here is more of the interview with Calvin Newport. We couldn’t fit it all in the paper, so here’s the rest! The Tech: So how would you address the problem of keeping your options open? Calvin C. Newport: As far … Continue reading

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