The Tech - Online EditionMIT's oldest and largest
newspaper & the first
newspaper published
on the web
Last Published: July 9, 2015
Boston Weather: 89.0°F | Mostly Cloudy
NEWS EDITOR
July 9, 2015
Chris Colombo will retire from his position as Dean for Student Life after seven years at MIT and 40 years of service at various universities. He will continue to serve as dean until a successor is appointed.
NEWS EDITOR
July 9, 2015
A report issued by the Climate Change Conversation Committee proposed the creation of a Climate Institute at MIT to address the challenges of climate change, and to provide a framework for the many other recommendations listed in the report.
(12 comments)
NEWS EDITORS
July 9, 2015
The Undergraduate Association has “run through its money” and has gone into debt. In the coming year, it will be forced to reduce its budget — much of which currently funds student groups — by approximately half.
(2 comments)
ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR
July 9, 2015
Beginning this fall, all undergraduate and graduate dormitories will offer gender-inclusive housing.
(1 comment)
ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITORS
July 9, 2015
Demolition of condemned undergraduate dorm Bexley began on June 29; a temporary park is set to be built in its place by October.
NEWS EDITOR
July 9, 2015
Melissa Nobles is the new dean of MIT’s School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS), effective July 1.
MIT NEWS OFFICE
July 9, 2015
Mujid S. Kazimi, the TEPCO Professor of Nuclear Engineering and one of the world’s foremost educators and researchers in nuclear technology, died suddenly on Wednesday in China.
July 9, 2015
NEWS EDITOR
July 9, 2015
Over 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students received their diplomas at this year’s Commencement ceremony on June 5. In all, the Institute awarded over 3,400 degrees.
(1 comment)
STAFF METEOROLOGIST
July 9, 2015
With a high temperature of 88°F (31°C), yesterday was tied for the second-warmest day of the year so far, according to National Weather Service observations taken at Logan Airport. Interestingly, 2015’s hottest day so far was nearly two months ago on May 10, when the temperature reached 89°F. Since then, Boston has recorded a high of 88°F on four separate occasions, but the city has yet to reach the 90°F mark. Although 90°F is an arbitrary threshold, this statistic is a bit unusual: on average, Boston experiences 12.9 days per year with a high temperature of 90°F or higher, 3.2 of which normally occur before July 1st. The lack of 90-degree temperatures so far means 2015 will have at least the 6th-latest occurrence of 90°F in Boston’s recorded history.