The email stated that President Reif had decided to cancel classes today. The email was a hoax: classes are not canceled, and the Institute will operate as usual today.
The Tech, MIT’s student newspaper, posted news of the hoax in the early hours of today. The Tech’s coverage includes an apology from the individual who sent the email.
After 4 a.m., Vice President and Secretary of the Corporation Kirk Kolenbrander emailed all students to confirm that the email was a hoax and that classes would take place as scheduled.