In Short

CORRECTION TO THIS ARTICLE: A front page "In Short" item in Tuesday's Tech about a talk to be given by Noam Chomsky gave the wrong date for the event. The talk will happen on Tuesday, September 29, not Tuesday, September 22.

Noam Chomsky will be speaking about grassroots democracy tonight from 6 p.m.–8 p.m. in 26-100. The event is open to the public and will be moderated by Professor Frank Solomon.

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Carry around your camera this Thursday! Technique is sponsoring A Day In The Life at MIT, a project to tell the story of a single day at MIT through as many lenses as possible. Carry around your camera and photograph your day. Register, participate, and view the results at

Fred Fest II is this Friday from 6 p.m.–11 p.m. in the East Campus courtyard. Gentlemen Hall will be performing, as well as MIT bands Moskwa and FORTRAN.

Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist George F. Smoot ’66 proved he was smarter than a fifth grader last Friday when he became the second person to win the reality television show. Smoot came away with $1 million.

B.J. Novak, the Fall Festival Saturday performer, is here on Oct. 24; our last issue gave an incorrect date.