On Monday, August 21, the United States will experience an extraordinary and rare event -- a partial solar eclipse.  The Boston area will have about 60% coverage starting at 1:27 p.m., maximum at 2:46 p.m., and ending at 3:59 p.m.

Fall is a time of arrivals, from incoming freshmen to new faculty and staff. Most of them will make the Atlas Service Center one of their first stops, to get an MIT ID and complete an I-9 form. You can help by guiding them through prerequisite steps.

The rollout of the MIT Buy-to-Pay (B2P) system is complete, with all Institute departments now using B2P for catalog orders, external requisitions, purchase orders, and invoices.