May 15, 2017
Boston Globe reporter Steve Annear writes that a replica “Star Wars” X-wing Starfighter made an appearance in Lobby 7 on Monday. The replica was originally created for the annual 2.007 robot competition, during which students navigate robots that they designed and built themselves through a “Star Wars”-themed course.
In this Bloomberg video, MIT professor Jonathan Gruber discusses the discrimination in health insurance that increases costs for sick consumers. “For the very healthiest people premiums have gone up a lot, and that’s because they were essentially benefiting from discrimination and they no longer get to,” explains Prof. Gruber.
Lauren Camera of US News & World Report speaks to “U.S. News STEM Leadership Hall of Fame” recipients about how to create more interest in STEM fields. President Emerita, Susan Hockfield, suggests finding a way to ignite a passion for it because “people are motivated by mission and purpose rather than what they're made to do."