Top 5 MIT Donors to McCain Political Action Committees
It started with a vision of self-charging cell phones, Marin Soljacic explained.
<i>This is the third of a three-part interview with Institute Professor Noam A. Chomsky, conducted in early September by Subrata Ghoshroy, a researcher in the Science, Technology, and Global Security Working Group at MIT. In this part, Ghoshroy and Chomsky discussed the 2008 presidential election.</i>
MIT employees gave nearly $900,000 in political contributions this election cycle, a search of the Federal Election Commission’s public database reveals.
Top 5 MIT Donors to Obama Political Action Committees
Less than a week before Americans go to the polls to select a president, the government reported Thursday that the economy contracted from July through September. In a stark indication of widening national distress, consumer spending dipped for the first time in 17 years.
If the outcome of next week’s presidential election is close, this precariously balanced state could be the place where the two parties begin filing the inevitable lawsuits over voting irregularities, experts say.
A federal district judge, saying he questioned the government’s claim that a Guantanamo Bay detainee had planned a radioactive-bomb attack in the United States, ordered the Justice Department on Thursday to give the detainee’s lawyers documents on his treatment.
It’s hard to get MIT students involved in politics. We’re politically aware, but not very politically active. We sit in our rooms reloading <i>fivethirtyeight.com</i>, and we crack political jokes when the opportunity arises, but we consider ourselves too busy to get out our phone and make calls or get in a car and canvass in New Hampshire. We’ve got problem sets, demos, papers, grants, and dissertations to worry about. To many, this election is a form of entertainment to be enjoyed at a distance.
Much has been made about the state of the economy by Senators John McCain and Barack Obama in recent months, and for good reason. Whoever takes the oath of office this January will have the most impact on the American market of any president in recent memory.
At a time when the financial markets are in crisis, America is engaged in two wars, and the problems of energy security and global climate change threaten our planet, this country needs a leader who has demonstrated the maturity and intellectual inquisitiveness to thoughtfully confront the major challenges of our time.
I loved Katz’s mastery of the straw man technique in his piece on Governor Sarah Palin (“Palin’s Anti-Science Rhetoric,” Oct. 28). Palin hates fruit flies, therefore Palin hates science. However, is it possible that Palin hates earmarks, therefore she hates fruit flies? This is highly likely as McCain has been campaigning on a promise to ban those pesky things.
Katherine Harris G won first place in the short track event and third in the cross-country event at the national collegiate mountain biking championship held last weekend at Lees-McRae College in North Carolina. Harris is a member of the MIT Cycling team and a geobiology graduate student in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences.
On Sunday, Oct. 19, former MIT diving sensation Doria M. Holbrook ’08 was honored as a semifinalist for the 2008 NCAA Woman of the Year award. Unquestionably the greatest diver in the history of the MIT program, Holbrook’s selection as a semifinalist capped an amazing career highlighted by numerous records and individual achievements.
The MIT Debate Team capped three weekends of success with its performance at Yale University this past weekend, beating Harvard and Princeton Universities, as well as teams from Ireland and Canada to advance to the quarterfinals.
The MIT Crew teams traveled to Carnegie Lake in Princeton, N.J. this weekend to compete in the 28th annual Princeton Chase. This competition is a 2.75-mile head race attracting elite crews from all over the northeast.