$30,000 Awarded to Graduate Student for Bacterial Innovation
Timothy K. Lu G is a prize-winning killer. To be more precise, on Wednesday, he won the $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for Inventiveness for developing methods to kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The prize will support research that aims to contain one of the deadliest threats known to biologists.
Fifteen Apply to Serve as W1 Founders
Fifteen applications for the W1 “founders group” were received by Tuesday’s deadline, and the group’s student membership will be selected by Friday.
Next House Housemasters Medard, Simmons Will Leave at End of Term
Next House housemasters Muriel Medard ’89 and John Simmons ’90 will leave the post at the end of the 2007–8 academic year to focus on their family.
<i>The following incidents were reported to the MIT Police between Jan. 10, 2008 and Feb. 26, 2008. This summary does not include incidents such as false alarms, general service calls, larcenies, or medical shuttles.</i>
Sherley’s Discrimination Claim Rejected
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has denied employment discrimination claims by former professor James L. Sherley, who left MIT on June 30, 2007 after an unsuccessful hunger strike to have his tenure case re-examined, according to documents provided to <i>The Tech </i>by Sherley.
Recall Widens for Blood Drug Possibly Tied to More Deaths
Amid indications that more people may have died or been harmed after being given a brand of the blood thinner heparin, federal drug regulators said Thursday they had found “potential deficiencies” at a Chinese plant that supplied much of the active ingredient for the drug.
For Controversial Detroit Mayor, This Crime May Be Too Much to Forgive
This city has forgiven Kwame M. Kilpatrick, its towering, charismatic, next-generation mayor, before.
Kenyan Rival Leaders Reach A Power-Sharing Peace Deal
Kenya’s rival leaders broke their tense standoff on Thursday, agreeing to share power in a deal that may end the violence that has engulfed this nation but could mark the beginning of a long and difficult political relationship.
Republicans Investigate New Lines of Attack Against Obama
When Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton goes after Sen. Barack Obama these days, she presses him on the details of his health care plan, criticizes the wording of his campaign mailings and likens his promise of change to celestial choirs.
Facing Default, More Owners Are Walking Away From Their Homes
When Raymond Zulueta went into default on his mortgage last year, he did what a lot of people do. He worried.
Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton both had a record-breaking month of fundraising in February, bringing in more than $80 million combined, but with Obama again raising significantly more than Clinton.
Palestinian militants in Gaza fired at least eight imported, Katyusha-style rockets on Thursday at Ashkelon, on the Israeli coast, in what Israeli officials said was a serious broadening of the conflict.
Logan airport has recorded almost 8 inches (20 cm) of rain and melted snow this month, making it the wettest February on record in Boston. However, only a small portion of this precipitation was snow and ice, such that the accumulated frozen precipitation depth for the month is just 15 inches (38 cm). This brings our seasonal frozen precipitation total to 50 inches (127 cm), still above average due to the near-record snowfall total in December.
The Feb. 26, 2008 captions for the Bexxxley Roxxx Some More concert incorrectly identified a band as The Peaches. The band is actually called The Pears.
The Best Concerts of March 2008
March can be a pretty bleak time for music in a college town like Boston. This is true for a number of reasons. It’s halfway through the semester, so students are stressing out and staying in. It’s right around vacation, so they’ve got less to spend on extravagant tickets. Most importantly, every week, there’s at least some school on Spring Break, which means a large population of the city up and vanishes.
THEATER REVIEW ‘SubUrbia’ Captivates
Dramashop’s production of “SubUrbia” was an incredibly enjoyable and searing performance of Eric Bogosian’s original play. It shows an extremely affecting view of young adult angst which viewers can easily relate to.
Upcoming Home Events
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MATCH OF THE WEEK Fencing Competes at IFA Champ; Kopylov Given Cointe Award
The men’s fencing team finished ninth out of eleven teams this weekend in the Intercollegiate Fencing Association Championship, the oldest collegiate championship in the country. The épée team led the charge with an eighth-place finish, followed by foil (ninth) and sabre (10th). The women’s team finished tenth out of twelve teams, and the foil team posted the highest ranking for MIT as it took sixth place for the second year in a row.
Top 5 Albums to Blow Out Your Eardrums
1. To Live and Shave in L.A., “The Wigmaker in Eighteenth-Century Williamsburg”
Ask A TA
This week features TAs asking TAs questions because you undergrads don’t ever write in. You also never show up to recitation. You think we like having recitations just so we can monologue to ourselves? Seriously, if you have any questions about life or, hell, even the midterm, write to us at <i>AskaTA@tech.mit.edu</i>. Putting it off until the night before won’t be fun for either of us.
Quotes from the Facebook Group: Overheard At MIT
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Figuring Out Fashion
We here at Figuring Out Fashion know how hard mornings can be. Mornings are a time for the ring of a monotonous alarm clock, grumbling showers, and the unpleasant jolt of cold air in our faces upon leaving our dorms. Dragging ourselves to class is far from an easy task, and when combined with brushing teeth and eating breakfast, the challenges of the typical morning seem insurmountable. Most mornings, the last thing on our minds is fashion. Yet, we found it was no coincidence that the mornings we dressed well and felt good about ourselves led to our best days. In the interests of our own future happiness and that of our audience, we’ve collected a set of morning tips from our most stylish friends and acquaintances. The plan? Doing just one of these every day to make our lives more positive and fashionable.