Opinion: Three Ways to Pick a President

Disclaimer: the views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the editorial position of the mitZine or the MITSC. When voters head to the (virtual) polls this week, they will be making a choice based ultimately on one of three criteria: platform, campaign, or character. Many students will vote for a platform.…

USC Debate Analysis: Candidates Play it Safe

The USC presidential campaign is starting to take shape after the candidates made their first debate appearance in front of a packed Mustang Lounge last night. For three hours, Adam Fearnall, Claire McArthur, Logan Ross and Jon Silver fielded questions about their platforms and personalities from USC insiders while #VOTEUSC tweets were projected live on…

Jordan Coop, Kelly Mark acclaimed as FIMS President, Councillor

For the third year in a row there will be no elections in FIMS. Third year MTP student Jordan Coop will be next year’s president of the MITSC, while third year MIT student Kelly Mark will be the MITSC’s Vice President External (USC Councillor). Coop and Mark will succeed incumbents Zach Valliant and Jess Bronstein, respectively,…

FIMS Is Broken, But We Can Fix It

Tuesday’s Rogers Chair event gave FIMS students the opportunity to weigh in on the question “What is FIMS and is it working?” A panel of undergraduate and graduate students offered their takes on the program, followed by a general discussion about FIMS and its interdisciplinary mandate. I was fortunate to be one of three undergrads…

FIMS Update: applications, Zine survey, and Ja’mie’s big day

It’s an exciting time of year for all the FIMS fans out there. Between events and applications and ITR and midterms and recovering from reading week (still?) there’s a lot going on and an awful lot of stuff to keep track of. Thankfully, your friendly neighbourhood mitZine has you covered. Here’s all the big stuff…

“Real” Debate Entertaining, Few Surprises

Although all the usual USC and campus media suspects were in attendance, the number of simply interested students at the highly-anticipated “real” debate tonight was impressive. I was lucky to even find a seat at the back of Huron’s Great Hall, where I took in the evening’s festivities with fellow Zine writers Steve Wright and…

MITSC talks to USC presidential candidates

This started as an email to Arden Zwelling but turned into the kind of thing I figured some other people would want to read too, at which point it occurred to me that I had my own publication. Zwelling, for those who have actively stayed out of the know, is the incredible force of nature…