Have a good idea? Why not pitch it at the MIT 100K Elevator Pitch Contest? The deadline to register is Monday, Oct. 24. Visit to do so.

Have another good idea? Stop by the IDEAS Generator Dinner this Wednesday at 9 p.m. in Walker Memorial.

Want a good idea? Teach high school and middle school students for ESP’s Splash. The deadline to register is this Wednesday. Visit

Israel Ruiz SM ’01 was elected as MIT’s executive vice president and treasurer by the MIT Corporation last Friday, succeeding Theresa M. Stone SM ’76. Ruiz assumes his new role immediately.

The MIT Corporation, the Institute’s Board of Trustees, seeks recent alumni to join its ranks. Nominations for ’10, ’11, and ’12 graduates must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Oct. 31, 2011. Visit

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