‘Project Full Breeze’ wants a wind turbine
An MIT group wants to erect a wind turbine on one of the west campus sports fields.
Four new MacVicar fellows this year
Associate Professor Anette E. “Peko” Hosoi of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Professor Norvin W. Richards PhD ’97 of the Department of Linguistics, Professor Rajeev J. Ram of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Professor Krishna Rajagopal of the Department of Physics were named MacVicar fellows last Tuesday. The fellowship seeks to recognize excellence in undergraduate education.
Past commencement speakers
Past commencement speakers
Subra Suresh might lead NSF
Rumors are swirling that MIT’s Dean of Engineering, Subra Suresh ScD ’81, may be the new director of the National Science Foundation.
9.7 percent admission rate for Class of 2014
As MIT students celebrated π day this Sunday, 10,948 high school seniors waited nervously by their computers for the Class of 2014 admissions decisions.
Stata chosen as the 2010 commencement speaker
Raymond S. Stata ’57, founder of Massachusetts-based Analog Devices, Inc. and namesake of MIT’s Ray and Maria Stata Center, will this year’s commencement address.
Current MacVicar Faculty Fellows
Current MacVicar Faculty Fellows
When the Mayans envisioned the world coming to an end in 2012 at least in the Hollywood telling — they didn’t count junk bonds among the disasters that would lead to worldwide disaster.
C-Span puts full archives, 23 years of history, on the web
WASHINGTON — Researchers, political satirists and partisan mudslingers, take note: C-Span has uploaded virtually every minute of its video archives to the Internet.
WASHINGTON — An ill-timed municipal housing announcement in Jerusalem has mutated into one of the most serious conflicts between the United States and Israel in two decades, leaving a politically embarrassed Israeli government scrambling to respond to a tough list of demands by the Obama administration.
U.S. reins in special forces in Afghanistan after civilian deaths
KABUL — Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, has brought most U.S. Special Operations forces under his direct control for the first time, out of concern over continued civilian casualties and disorganization among units in the field.
Priest close to Pope is suspended in child molestation case
MUNICH — The priest at the center of a German sex-abuse scandal that embroiled Pope Benedict XVI continued working with children for more than 30 years, even though the pope was personally involved in his case and a German court convicted the priest of molesting boys.
Flint, Mich. is hard hit by cuts in Medicaid reimbursements
FLINT, Mich. — Carol Y. Vliet’s cancer returned with a fury last summer, the tumors metastasizing to her brain, liver, kidneys and throat.
A strong nor’easter brought heavy rains and strong winds to the Boston area for the past three days.
Debunking trade myths
On February 24th, Barack Obama appeared before the Business Roundtable, an association of corporate CEOs, to give an address on what has now become a major talking point of his administration: competitiveness. In the president’s view, the main problem facing the U.S. is that other nations are catching up, they are making investments in education and infrastructure that have been unmatched by the United States, and as a consequence, American economic well-being has been eroded. The solution, he explained, is to renew America’s competitive edge with fresh investment, health care reform, stricter financial oversight, and closer integration between business and government to promote American exports abroad. In his own words, “Winning the competition means we need to export more of our goods and services to other nations.”
Modi and Wyman <br />for UA leadership
As MIT faces more and more budget cuts, the Undergraduate Association will need strong and effective leadership to make student voices heard in the decision-making process. That leadership will face students that are often apathetic towards the UA as it rallies support on critical upcoming issues concerning dining, add/drop dates, the continuation of the Athena program, and the implications of future changes in enrollment. In contrast to past years, the challenges faced by the UA and its constituents will be broad and far reaching, serving to unite the student body more than divide it. All of these requirements dictate that next year’s UA president and vice president have experience, enthusiasm, and a firm grasp of the realities of the job. There is only one ticket that clearly exemplifies these traits. <i>The Tech</i> endorses Vrajesh Modi ’11 and Samantha Wyman ’11 for UA president and vice president.
A sports short about women’s tennis last Friday incorrectly stated that Jenny C. Dohlman ’11 played first in the singles matches. In fact, it was her teammate Hillary E. Jenny ’12. Dohlman plays doubles tennis.
About a boy
Please, sit down. Breathe. I want to tell you a story.
Track and field competes at NCAA D-III championships
The MIT track and field teams traveled to DePauw University in Indiana over the weekend for the NCAA Division III Indoor Championship.
Men’s Lacrosse Saturday, 3/13 vs. Salve Regina UniversityL 11-4 Women’s Tennis Saturday, 3/13 at Bates CollegeL 7-2 Women’s Track & Field Saturday, 3/13 NCAA Championship10th of 65 Men’s Track & Field Saturday, 3/13 NCAA Championship17th of 61 Men’s Volleyball Friday, 3/12 at Daniel Webster CollegeW 3-0
Upcoming Home Events
Tuesday, March 16 Softball vs. Simmons College 4 p.m., Briggs Field Men’s Lacrosse vs. Husson University 4 p.m., Jack Barry Field Wednesday, March 17 Baseball vs. Wentworth College 3:30 p.m., Briggs Field Thursday, March 18 Men’s Volleyball vs. Johnson and Wales 7 p.m., Rockwell Cage
BROUHAHA RHYTHM Rocking out with Ryanhood
A few weeks ago, I had the chance to hang out with one of my favorite bands. My friends can attest to how much of a fan I am of acoustic guitar duo Ryanhood, probably while rolling their eyes and sighing. As it happens, I’m not the only person in the Greater Boston-Cambridge metropolitan area who considers himself a devotee of the band, which recently had a show in the area. Caitlin Mason and Chris Chiampa in Malden, unable to make it to the concert in Boston on March 6, opened her apartment to Ryanhood the next day for some Beatles: Rock Band with band members Ryan Green and Cameron Hood. Luckily for me, a few other fans got to come along for the ride, myself included.
VARIOUS STATES OF UNDRESS Man on a mission
Those who know me can all agree on one thing: I am anything but boring. I’m feisty and loud, I’m the life of the party, and I’m always down for an adventure. I guess that’s why my guy friends were surprised when I said my favorite position is the missionary.