As a humanities and science major, my academic experience at MIT isn't the most usual. The academic environment tends to undervalue these fields, but the people in them, especially in SHASS (School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences) really care about their fields. The main thing I'd change about MIT, and have been trying to change for the past 3 years, is out culture around suffering. Many students wear their suffering as a badge of pride and vie to work the most, sleep the least, and be most 'hosed,' from firehose. We devalue mental health and self-care, and students often think others will look down on them for asking for help. Those facets of MIT need to change, but I've seen people at the Institute who care and are working on this, so I have very much hope for the future of my school.