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How to talk about climate change

Event to address communication challenges — and opportunities for MIT to help overcome them.
MIT News Office
MIT News Office

Reviewing online homework at scale

System clusters similar student programs together, so instructors can identify broad trends.
MIT News Office
MIT News Office

Crowdsourced tool for depression

Peer-to-peer application outperforms conventional self-help technique for easing depression, anxiety.
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MIT Spectrum

National Math Prize Winner Fell in Love with the Subject at MIT—During High School

Sheela Devadas was 15 when she was first exposed to representation theory and other subfields of mathematics as a participant in PRIMES, MIT’s Program for Research in Mathematics, Engineering and Science for high school students. Fast forward to Devadas’s final semester as an MIT senior. Just months away from graduating with a degree in math, […]
MIT Spectrum
MIT Spectrum

MIT Innovation and Entrepreneurship Resources

MIT has a long record as an innovation-centric community, armed with the tools, spaces, culture, and values that promote problem solving—and that enable the formal and informal social connections so critical to innovation, from our classrooms to our residence halls. See an illustration in the Spring 2015 isssue of Spectrum: “Innovation Resources Abound at MIT” […]
MIT Spectrum
MIT Spectrum

Made in Kendall Square: 1800s versus today

The area surrounding MIT’s Cambridge campus has always been home to industry and manufacturing. But although the companies in today’s Kendall Square innovation cluster share the same spirit of commerce as their 19th-century predecessors, their products and services have changed with the times—less cutting of wood and metal, and more cutting-edge innovation in health care, […]
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The Inverse Square

Today’s Republicans: Traitors Or Psychopaths?

On the treason side, I give you Steven King, who is, of course, of interest to any GOP presidential aspirant as a major figure (FSM save the Republic!) in first-in-the-nation-caucus-state Iowa: “…here is what [one] thing that I don’t understand, I don’t understand how Jews in America can be Democrats first and Jewish second and support Israel along […]
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The Tech

1,467 students admitted to Class of 2019

By Jennifer SwitzerSTAFF REPORTER MIT offered admission to 1,467 students out of the 18,306 who applied to be members of the class of 2019, making this year’s admission rate 8.0 percent. This is an increase from last year’s 7.7 percent and marks the first time the rate has gone up since 2003’s admissions cycle, when 16.4 percent of applicants were admitted.
The Tech
The Tech

Lupe Fiasco will headline this year’s SpringFest concert

By Bruno B. F. Faviero This year’s SpringFest headliner will be hip hop artist Lupe Fiasco, accompanied by opener Bad Rabbits, a Boston-based funk rock and R&B band.
The Tech
The Tech

UA Judicial Board calls Lil B expenditure 'constitutionally inappropriate'

By William NavarreNEWS EDITOR The Undergraduate Association Judicial Board issued a decision last week which found that UA President Shruti Sharma ’15 had authorized a “constitutionally inappropriate” transaction when she transferred $12,500 to fund Lil B’s November visit to MIT.
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The Inverse Square

Smart Linebacker Wants To Stay Smart

Via ESPN: BERKELEY, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland, one of the NFL’s top rookies this past season, told “Outside the Lines” on Monday that he is retiring because of concerns about the long-term effects of repetitive head trauma. Borland, 24, said he notified the 49ers on Friday. He said he made his […]
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