Proposed Revisions to GIRs Are Unveiled|
At a town meeting Wednesday, the MIT community heard a status report from the faculty task force on MIT’s educational mission.
A Selected History of the GIRs
The newly proposed modifications to the General Institute Requirements stress flexibility and innovative project-oriented experiences.
Waitlisted Students Get in For First Time Since 2002
For the first time in four years, MIT has admitted students to the incoming freshman class off of the waitlist. Thirty of the 320 students remaining on the waitlist were admitted this week, and the rest of the applications will be held for another week. Sixty-nine of the students originally placed on the waitlist had already withdrawn, according to an e-mail from Dean of Admissions Marilee Jones.
Secretary Bodman Gives Views on Nuclear Energy
By the time secret service agents led U.S. Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman ScD ’65 into the Stata Center’s Kirsch Auditorium on Tuesday, a packed house sat waiting to hear him speak about America’s energy future. The talk was sponsored in part by the Energy Research Council and followed the release of the council’s initial report last week.
Research VP Gast To Be Lehigh President
Alice P. Gast, vice president for research and associate provost, will leave MIT and become the president of Lehigh University in Pennsylvania on Aug. 1, according to a news office press release.
MIT’s First Study Abroad Head Plans to Increase Participation
As many MIT sophomores prepare to study next year in Cambridge, England, they might be interacting with Malgorzata Radziszewska-Hedderick, MIT’s first assistant dean for the study abroad program.
The following incidents were reported to the Cambridge or MIT Police between April 26 and May 4. This summary does not include incidents such as suspicious activity, false alarms, general service calls, or medical shuttles.
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