April 15, 2014
MIT has a long history of subversion. In previous decades, this grew out of the Institute’s intense pressure-cooker culture, where “IHTFP” was not simply a bit of affectionate ribbing, but a very real sentiment shared by many students. My uncle, who was an undergrad in the early 1970s, likens his arrival to MIT to being hired at a coal mine: “Here’s your shovel; get to work.” Hacking was a devious thrill, and in many cases, a small way for students to poke fun at their tormenter.
April 11, 2014
MIT, like most universities, is fond of promoting the diversity of its student body.
March 18, 2014
By the end of the week, MIT undergraduates will choose Andrew M. Acker ’15 and Grace E. O’Malley ’15, Shruti Sharma ’15 and Billy Ndengeyingoma ’15, or Jeffrey M. Sperling ’15 and Nathan H. Varady ’16 to be the next Undergraduate Association president and vice president. It is encouraging to see three tickets so eager to tackle the challenges facing undergraduates. But the leaders of the UA need not only detailed, specific proposals, but also the experience and tact to realize their visions.
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- Enhancing student impact on community decisions (3/7/14; 3 comments)
- Don’t Divest (2/28/14; 9 comments)
- LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (2/25/14)
- Rule of law at stake in Bitcoin wars (2/18/14)
- SEXUAL ASSAULT AT MIT: How the Institute can do better (2/11/14; 19 comments)
- SEXUAL ASSAULT AT MIT: Addressing rape culture at the Institute (2/7/14; 35 comments)
- LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (2/7/14; 4 comments)
- LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (2/4/14; 1 comment)
- OPINION IN REVIEW (1/31/14)