MIT Joins Peer Institutions in Filing an Amicus Curiae Brief in the Supreme Court of the United States in Support of the DACA Program
On October 3, 2019, MIT joined 18 peer institutions (“Amici”) in filing an amicus curiae – or “friend of the court” – brief in the Supreme Court of the United States in support of respondents in the consolidated cases captioned Department of Homeland Security, et al. v. Regents of the University of California, et al.
The Office of the General Counsel has prepared a bulletin to assist MIT community members in understanding how to interact with immigration or law enforcement agents on campus and during entry into the U.S. The bulletin provides practical information, contacts and links to other useful resources. The bulletin can be accessed by using an MIT Certificate and can be found here.
As “election season” becomes virtually year-round, and political speech becomes louder and more strident, it is important to review some of the Do’s and Don’ts of political activity at MIT.
In the wake of recent high profile data breaches, Massachusetts recently enacted significant changes to its data breach protection law, M.G.L. c. 93H. Effective April 11, 2019, these changes, highlighted below, bring the law to the forefront of the most protective consumer protection statutes in the nation and position Massachusetts as a leader in the area of data security and protection.
Consistent with the Institute’s continual growth, evolution and commitment toward helping to solve the world’s greatest challenges, new groups are being formed on campus at breakneck pace. Whether these are new centers, consortiums, makerspaces or student groups, one of the most fun parts to getting a new group off the ground is choosing a name. This article is intended to provide a few pointers, and some background considerations, if you find yourself in the position of helping to choose a name for a new group here at MIT.
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