Controversy Over Image Leads To Removal of OCW Class Site|
In response to complaints of cultural insensitivity from members of the MIT community, the Institute has removed an entire OpenCourseWare class linked from a featured spotlight article on MIT’s main Web page. The controversy explores the question of whether Institutions should censor potentially offensive material that can be easily circulated out of context.
Chinese Student and Scholar Association’s Letter to the Editor
Statement from Professors Dower and Miyagawa
MIT Statement by Chancellor Clay
Still Hanging Around: Profs Put Off Retiring Aging Faculty Presents New Challenge for MIT
Mildred S. Dresselhaus’ office is overflowing with stacks of research articles and reports, and with an impending flight to Sweden, she has little time to talk.
UA Senate To Vote On Changes To Election Rules
Discussion at Monday’s meeting of the Undergraduate Association Senate was centered on two topics: a plan for counting dormitory residents who are also affiliated with fraternities, sororities, and independent living groups, and restructuring of the UA.
Hot Dogs, Burgers May Be Coming to Lobdell This Fall
Come next fall, the two vacant booths at the Lobdell food court may offer fast food such as hot dogs or burgers, said Director of Campus Dining Richard D. Berlin. Other options would include Asian food or, less likely, the return of the salad bar.
Have you received a DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) violation notification for sharing copyrighted materials online, or are you worried that you might? This week’s column explains what happens when you get one of these notices.
The following incidents were reported to the Cambridge or MIT Police between April 8 and 23. This summary does not include incidents such as suspicious activity, false alarms, general service calls, or medical shuttles.
Hoping to Attend Elite Colleges, Students Pay Up for Extra Edge
Consider this situation. An ambitious and talented person, having worked extremely hard for a decade or more, sees a competitor suddenly performing at an inexplicably higher level. That first person comes to believe the second must be obtaining secret, unacknowledged help. So, rather than risk being left behind, he pays for the same stealthy assistance.
WORLD AND NATION
Senate Republicans Propose Drilling of Arctic, Gas Rebate
theater review: MIT Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘Patience’ Truly a Virtue Group Brings an Acquired Taste to a Modern Audience