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It’s the once-in-a-thousand-years Pi Day!

Why? It’s March 14, 2015–or 3.1415. It also happens to be Albert Einstein’s birthday. And in a not-unrelated development, today is the day that MIT releases its admissions decisions. In honor of Pi Day, you might want to watch this video interview of...
Dreaming of a sunnier school–in Spain?

Dreaming of a sunnier school–in Spain?

Ready for a sunnier school? Are you sick of this winter? Exhausted by the flu? This year’s flu is bad, as I can testify. Apparently it is so bad that the U.S. Center for Disease Control had to post a FAQ: How can I tell whether I have influenza or Ebola?...
Carnival! Who’s behind the college mask?

Carnival! Who’s behind the college mask?

Roman Catholic regions are celebrating Carnival, and the season culminates today in Mardi Gras. In New Orleans, socially prestigious organizations called “crewes” vie with one another to present spectacular floats that parade through the city, showering...