Throughout March, spammers sent a wave of fraudulent e-mail messages claiming to be the “Mit Webmail team” and requesting recipients to “comfirm” their accounts by replying with their passwords. About a half-dozen people have sent their passwords to the attackers after each e-mail, said Jeffrey I. Schiller ’79, MIT Network Manager.
The nation’s largest cigarette maker has paid for scientific research at four Massachusetts universities since 2000, a practice that critics of the tobacco industry liken to the Mafia underwriting crime fighting.
The next dean of admissions will be Stuart Schmill ’86. Schmill has served as the interim director of admissions since Marilee Jones’s abrupt resignation last April.
When delegates to the Republican National Convention assembled in New York in August 2004, the streets and sidewalks near Union Square and Madison Square Garden filled with demonstrators. Police officers in helmets formed barriers by stretching orange netting across intersections. Hordes of bicyclists participated in rolling protests through nighttime streets, and helicopters hovered overhead.
2011 Class Council Candidates President Anshul Bhagi Ian P. Tracy (Running with Michael J. Meyer) Itai Turbahn Vice President Michael J. Meyer (Running with Ian P. Tracy) Lulu Wang Treasurer Sivakami Sambasivam Secretary Kevin A. Rustagi Publicity Chair Sheena Bhalla & May Liu Social Chair Emma M. Rosen & Yu Zhao
Historians at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced Tuesday that they have recovered the lab notebooks of famed Radiation Laboratory researcher Dr. Ira Hoaxe. The writings of Dr. Hoaxe, notable for discovering the weather forecasting technique of Doppler auguration, detail the scientist’s first forays into meteorology. Archaeologists have managed to decipher portions of Hoaxe’s texts, excerpts of which are presented here.
The Social Security system is choking on paperwork and spending millions of dollars a year screening dubious applications for disability benefits, according to lawsuits filed by whistle-blowers.
The Democratic campaign took on the feel of the early voting states on Monday, back when the candidates’ buses would crisscross paths in a single state. Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama were both in eastern Pennsylvania courting voters, on a day in which Obama gained a superdelegate.
More than a year ago, when the markets were flying high, a chorus of alarm went up on Wall Street. Talk spread that the United States risked losing its edge in the financial world.
Militiamen with the Mahdi Army, the followers of the Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, mostly vanished from the streets of Basra on Monday, a day after he ordered them to lay down their arms and also insisted that the Iraqi government grant a general amnesty for his followers and made other demands.
The residents of Green Hall were recently informed that Green Hall, opened in 1983 in honor of Ida Flansburgh Green, a major MIT benefactor and advocate of graduate studies for women, would no longer function as a graduate women’s dormitory. As a resident and transition coordinator of Green Hall, I would like to share the perspectives from Green Hall residents on how the MIT administration has handled this matter.
Several years ago, when I first heard that the best-selling book <i>Bringing Down the House</i> would be made into a Hollywood movie, I was beyond excited. However, now that ‘21’ is out, no matter how much I try to rationalize the casting decisions behind this film, I remain outraged as an American. I will attempt to explain why Hollywood’s discriminatory casting process behind this film is offensive, why over 600 members on a Facebook group have called for its boycott, and why several prominent newspapers and blogs have criticized this movie, with one writer even calling it “moving Asian Americans to the back of the bus.”
David M. Nole ’09 supplied MIT with its second walk-off hit in as many days as the Engineers rallied to defeat Babson College, 13-12, in 13 innings, to complete a wild nightcap of a baseball doubleheader on March 22. In the opening game, Babson was dominant in a 10-1 victory over the Engineers.
You would expect the crowd at Satisfaction Restaurant and Bar in downtown Durham, NC to be filled with shirts of dark blue in late March, supporting Coach K and the perennial college basketball powerhouse Duke University Blue Devils. Well, not this year.
The MIT men’s gymnastics team kicked off its postseason push with a fifth-place finish at the USA Gymnastics National Championship held this past weekend at Springfield College. Joshua S. Coblenz ’08, the Engineers’ lone representative in the individual competition, claimed seventh in the still rings with a score of 13.400.
The MIT pistol team closed its season with a fourth-place finish at the National Rifle Association Intercollegiate Championship held the week of March 9. The team collected seven All-American awards, led by Edward S. Huo ’08, who ranked fifth overall and earned All-America First-Team honors in free pistol, standard pistol, and air pistol. Fuzhou Hu ’09 received air pistol Second-Team and free pistol Honorable Mention honors. Daniel Jang ’10 and Christine T. Hsueh ’10 earned Second-Team awards in free and air pistol, respectively.
Women, how many cows are you worth? Men, how many cows would you be willing to pay as a dowry for your wife? Two? Three? How about forty? How many of your wife’s extended family members would you be willing to support? My last day in Kenya, I was invited to have tea with the directors, chairmen, and head staff of the Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya (APDK). They invited me to hear about my accomplishments during the week, what I hoped to do with the information and media I had obtained, a reflection of my visit, and my personal future plans. The issue of gender arose as we spoke about my desire to become a surgeon. Surprisingly, the differences in the role of women in East Africa versus in the United States turned out to be mainly based around the concept of dowries.
I’m going to miss spring break. I realize that’s true for all but the most masochistic among us, but after such a long and lustrous on-campus vacation, telling myself to return to the academic schedule is like asking Robinson Crusoe to vacation in the Bahamas. He’ll do it, but don’t expect him to leap for joy at the opportunity. Especially not after he’s had a week to get used to sitting at home eating processed snack foods and leftover pizza in front of a perpetual YouTube header.