Paul Krugman PhD ’77, a professor at Princeton University and an Op-Ed page columnist for The New York Times, was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science on Monday. Krugman was formerly a professor at MIT and used to teach 14.02 (Principles of Macroeconomics).
Last Friday night, the MIT Energy Night lit up Cambridge as students, faculty, and enthusiasts alike flocked down Massachusetts Avenue toward the MIT Museum. Forty MIT energy projects populated each and every corner of the museum, displaying topics from sustainability to efficiency.
To spend down its large budget surplus, the Dormitory Council will not tax the dorms this semester.
High school hurt for Havva Yilmaz. She tried out several selves. She ran away. Nothing felt right.
Sen. Barack Obama proposed new steps on Monday to address the economic crisis, calling for temporary but costly new programs to help employers, automakers, homeowners, the unemployed, and state and local governments.
Fierce wildfires erupted in Southern California on Monday, leaving two people dead and heralding the start of the most intense period of the fire season here.
The government’s decision to take ownership stakes in America’s largest banks is a historic step that shifts power in the economy toward Washington and away from Wall Street.
There are all kinds of fronts in the weather world. The traditional ones are the cold and warm fronts. But there are also the occluded, stationary, polar, and arctic fronts. My favorite one is the so-called back-door cold front (yes, the words back and front are used to describe the same phenomena). What they all have in common is their depiction in separating two regimes. Its like an intervening friend who tells you not to go out with this person because he or she is simply trouble. In this case, the friend is the front, the one trying to separate the two parties.
With the gray skies of another New England fall looming over Briggs Field, the Lady Ruggers from MIT defeated Rhode Island College 69-0 on Sunday, Oct. 5.
Eleven boats took to the water for the second annual Head of the Zesiger on Friday, Oct. 10. No ordinary regatta, this competition tests its participants’ ingenuity, craftsmanship, and athletic ability. Students construct a boat out of cardboard and paper tape, and three team members use kickboards to paddle across the Zesiger pool and back.
On Saturday, the MIT women’s tennis team defeated Smith College 8-1. After a few inconvenient delays, MIT arrived at Smith ready to play. First on court were the doubles matches, beginning with Leslie A. Hansen ’10 and Anastasia Vishnevetsky ’12, who quickly defeated their opponents 8-0. Following closely on their heels was the team of seniors Karina N. Pikhart ’09 and Yi Wang ’09, who finished their opponents off with another decisive 8-0 score.
In the 14th century, a London priory of the Order of the Star of Bethlehem was turned into a hospital and began admitting patients. Over the next century, Bethlem Royal Hospital of London became a dedicated psychiatric ward infamous for the cacophony of voices, cries, and screams that echoed from those within.
I have really bad senioritis. Seriously, someone should take me to the hospital. Wikipedia lists symptoms such as increased drug use, feelings of entitlement, and changes in sleep patterns. I have none of these. But I know I have senioritis, though, because lately, I’ve been feeling like a ripe tomato. I feel as though I’m about to burst. I have a tremendous amount of energy and fervor — just not for homework.