Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Read the Year in Review!

The Tech, MIT's largest student newspaper, has just published their "Year in Review" issue, which draws together a truly comprehensive array of articles about almost every major decision or controversy that affected MIT over the past year. Some of it is opinion pieces, some is straight-up reporting, some of it is just about the year's best movies and songs - but either way, it's one hundred percent MIT. From hacking to housing, it's all in there.

I feel obliged to point out that, while a lot of good news came out of MIT last year, so did a great deal of bad news - and, well, bad news tends to sell better, or at least make more interesting reading. On the whole, I think the "Year in Review" issue strikes a good balance between the positive and the negative while still remaining on the whole accurate to what really happened at MIT during 2007.

You can find the entire issue in HTML here - or, if you have a good connection, you can download the very nice PDF instead. I have to run to class now, but maybe later I'll link to some of the pieces I most liked or think are most important. Until then, I'd just recommend reading the entire thing, or as much as you have time for. Maybe, if you read carefully, you'll find a familiar face...

2 comments:

Isshak Ferdjani said...

nice article ! loved the many references to what happened this year (wow, even toscani's apparently).

but, of course, my favourite article has got to be about..OLPC ! nothing new here ^^'

Star said...

I especially like this article, something about the writing style just sounds so familiar :) Seriously, great article, you really sum up the year well (both good and bad aspects, as you said). The whole issue, actually, is really well done.