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  • The United States Air Force announced in December that it selected the MIT Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 365 for the 2016 Right of Line Award. The award recognizes the top AFROTC detachment in the nation. Detachment 365 also received the Best in Region Award for the Northeast, having competed against detachments at Yale and Cornell universities. The last time Detachment 365 won at the national level was in 2010. 

  • MIT Senior Jahnavi Kalpathy shares her story of taking a leave of absence.

    In spring of 2014, Jahnavi Kalpathy was weighing her options: She could remain at MIT and try to shake the floundering feeling that had plagued her since she arrived at the Institute. Or she could take a year-long leave of absence, using the time to reflect on her academic choices and find a clearer vision of her future. Leaving would mean missing friends and acclimating to a new class; staying would preclude the possibility of a fresh start.

  • Engineering undergrads showcase their research after one semester of yearlong SuperUROP projects.

    Imagine you’re walking in your dimly lit hallway. You’ve donned a pair of glasses that augment your reality. But the new object in your environment — a sleeping dragon the size of a cat — looks disappointingly flat and cartoonish.

  • Tuition and fees increase of 3 percent is the smallest percentage rise since 1970.

    MIT will increase its financial aid budget for the 2017-18 academic year, benefiting a broad range of students and families and offsetting a 3 percent increase in tuition and fees — the smallest percentage increase since 1970.

    The tuition and financial aid figures were announced at today’s MIT faculty meeting.

  • The United States Air Force has selected the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 365 for the 2016 Right of Line Award. The award recognizes the Top AFROTC detachment in the Nation. Detachment 365 also received the Best in Region Award for the Northeast, having competed against detachments at Yale and Cornell Universities. The last time Detachment 365 won at the national level was in 2010. 

    The award is presented to three detachments in the nation based on training, education, recruiting, and overall performance. Recipients are selected from 145 AFROTC detachments in the US competing in small, medium, and large categories.

    Detachment 365’s accomplishments include achieving the highest overall grade point average of 3.545/4.0 and physical fitness scores of 97.42/100 in the nation.

    “What distinguishes the Detachment from others is not just academic excellence, but the dedication and commitment the cadets have in becoming the best officers they can be, whether their experiences come from academia, research, internships, or community service,” said Captain Peterson Dela Cruz, MIT technical instructor and operations flight commander.

    The Detachment has also garnered numerous individual awards this year, including the coveted 2016 USAF Cadet of the Year award given to MIT graduate student Martin York, as the top cadet among AFROTC, United States Air Force Academy, and Officer Training School. MIT senior Nicholas James received the 2016 Outstanding AFROTC Cadet as the top AFROTC cadet in the Northeast region. Kira Headrick, a senior at Harvard, was highlighted in Business Insider magazine’s article, “Twelve of the Most Impressive Students at Harvard Right Now,” for her accomplishments as a pilot-select and NASA intern. Dela Cruz was also recognized as the 2016 AFROTC Recruiting Officer of the Year...

  • DUE welcomed a number of new employees between September 28 and December 7, 2016. Congratulations to all!

  • The Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming welcomed 12 enthusiastic students to MIT from Salemwood Middle School in Malden, Massachusetts on November 17. The middle schoolers, who represented grades 5-8, eagerly arrived on campus to learn firsthand what makes a successful student.

  • The offices within the DUE came together on November 2 to host a day of stress relieving activities for students. The 2nd annual DUE Recharge Day was a collaborative effort to provide students with an opportunity to engage with the DUE offices and take a few minutes out of their day to relax and “recharge.”

    Each office hosted its own unique activities, and they were all very popular with students! These included:

  • MIT students’ personal account of desert farming in New Mexico earns top honors from college broadcasting association.

  • On November 17, Global Education held its annual Thanksgiving dinner for exchange students studying at MIT for the fall term or full academic year. This annual event brings together current exchange students, along with MIT students who previously studied abroad, to share in this American tradition.

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