Articles by Jennifer F. Switzer
April 30, 2015
The dedication of a permanent memorial to Officer Sean A. Collier was held on April 29 in a ceremony that emphasized the strength of both Collier and the MIT community.
April 14, 2015
MIT became the first university to hold an administration-sponsored debate on fossil fuel divestment last Thursday, amid demands from student group Fossil Free MIT (FFMIT) that the Institute reallocate what they call “investments that will lock us in to catastrophic climate change.”
April 9, 2015
Cambridge has become the largest city on the East Coast to ban single-use plastic bags with the passing of the “Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance” on March 30. City councillors voted 8-1 to ban single-use plastic bags and impose a 10-cent fee on paper bags.
March 5, 2015
Thousands of MIT alumni, students, and faculty are calling on MIT to divest its $12.4 billion endowment from fossil-fuel companies, an endeavor that MIT alumnus Rajesh Kasturirangan PhD ’04 calls “a moral obligation comparable to college divestment from South Africa during the Apartheid regime.”
November 25, 2014
Following the suspension of MIT’s Lambda Chi Alpha (LCA) fraternity last month, MIT is temporarily housing LCA members in graduate residences. In an email to The Tech, director of communications for the Division of Student Life Matthew D. Bauer said that “Because finding new housing mid-semester is academically burdensome, MIT is housing LCA members in the Sidney-Pacific and Tang residences until the end of the fall semester.”
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October 17, 2014
Some Chinese MIT students are working to raise awareness of the protests for democracy in Hong Kong, even as others see the protestors as too disruptive.