Anna’s Taqueria employee stabbed outside Student Center
An employee of Anna’s Taqueria stabbed a coworker non-fatally right above the navel at 4:25 p.m. on Wednesday outside W20 (Stratton Student Center).
George Shultz spoke Friday, advocating nuclear disarmament
Friday afternoon in E51, former Secretary of State George P. Shultz PhD ’49 spoke and screened a film advocating nuclear disarmament, <i>Nuclear Tipping Point</i>, which he was actively engaged in the creation of.
Meet the linguistics majors For undergrads who pursue linguistics, it’s a sudden passion
Are you lucky enough to know a linguistics major?
Mandelbrot, fractal mathematician, dies at 85
Benoit B. Mandelbrot, a maverick mathematician who developed an innovative theory of roughness and applied it to physics, biology, finance and many other fields, died Thursday in Cambridge, Mass. He was 85.
Business clubs join together
On October 4, the two largest business clubs on campus, SEBC (Science & Engineering Business Club) and SUMA (Sloan Undergraduate Management Association), merged into one new organization called SBC (Sloan Business Club). The new club will serve the same purpose as the two previous clubs, which club members say had confused students and companies with similar events.
Media Lab celebrates 25th anniversary
“What happens when you have a powerful browser in the hands of people who have never seen anything except television in a shared model,” Google CEO Eric Schmidt asked a group of hundreds representing over 60 sponsoring companies within the confines of the new Media Lab building.
The $116 billion income tax cut that Obama gets no credit for
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — What if a president cut Americans’ income taxes by $116 billion and nobody noticed?
Four found guilty in plot to bomb synagogues in the Bronx
NEW YORK — Four men were convicted Monday on charges of planting what they believed were bombs outside synagogues in the Bronx and plotting to fire missiles at military planes.
BEIJING<i> — </i>A dispute between China and the United States over Beijing’s subsidies to clean energy industries escalated on Sunday when a senior Chinese economic official warned that Washington “cannot win this trade fight.”
Democrats’ grip on the South continues to slip downward
JONESBORO, Ark. — The Southern white Democrat, long on the endangered list, is at risk of being pushed one step closer to extinction.
The X factor of economics: Why do economists disagree so much?
Economists — they certainly are a contentious bunch.
Facebook vows to fix a flaw in data privacy in Farmville
SAN FRANCISCO — When you sign up for Facebook, you enter into a bargain. You share personal information with the site, and Facebook agrees to obey your wishes when it comes to who can see what you post.
Today: Sunny. High 59°F (15°C). Winds W at 6-10 mph.
MOSCOW — BP raised $1.8 billion Monday to help pay for the cost of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico by selling assets in Venezuela and Vietnam to its own joint venture in Russia.
Enjoyable autumn continues
The pleasant fall weather that has been prevalent so far in New England this year will continue this week, with sunshine, light winds, and temperatures around 60°F. With last week’s nor’easter long gone out to sea, and no new storm systems expected to pass through the area until the end of the week, seasonable autumn weather will continue to dominate for the foreseeable near future.
“It Gets Better” needs to do more
In an October 15 column in <i>The Tech</i>, Andy Liang expressed his support for the “It Gets Better” campaign, started in response to the recent suicides by LGBT youth. On the face of it, the campaign seems impossible to criticize — what could be wrong with giving hope to desperate and lonely gay teenagers across America?
Taste requires quality; nutrition is more about quantity
What were they, those three fundamental human requirements, now superseded by our busy working lives as we eat, sleep and drink on the job? A human being will typically sleep for approximately one third of their life, but when it comes to time spent eating, the time allocated to nutrition varies significantly between cultures and individuals. Personally, I spend maybe two hours a day cooking and eating, which is not much when split between three or four meals. I like to cook because I like to eat, not the other way around. For me, the cliché, “You are what you eat,” when interpreted literately, captures the importance of nutrition. If your typical diet consists of potatoes, beef and a dash of soy sauce, there’s no denying that physically, you’re a slightly oriental Irish Texan.
HDAG got lost in groupthink
In fall 2008, Chris Colombo became dean of student life of MIT. He was an experienced administrator, having worked at Johns Hopkins University and Columbia University, but he did not understand MIT. He did not understand how the cultures of MIT dorms support students through a challenging undergraduate experience. He did not understand the independence of MIT students. Most importantly, he did not understand the profound financial plunge many MIT undergraduates take when they enroll. But he did have an idea when tasked with fixing MIT dining.
Now or never
The Republicans are going to take back the House of Representatives. With a little luck, and some defections by moderate Democrats (both “R-Nelson” and “R-Lieberman” have a certain <i>je ne sais quoi</i> about them), they could assume control of the Senate as well.
Women’s volleyball is at 14-9 after win over Smith
The MIT women’s volleyball team faced Smith College last Tuesday. Although Smith won its first set against MIT since a 2005 sweep, the Engineers bounced back by taking the next three en route to a 21-25, 25-19, 25-12, 25-12 decision in a NEWMAC women’s volleyball match on Tuesday night. MIT saw its record improve to 14-9 on the year and 4-2 in conference play while the Pioneers dipped to 1-14 overall and 0-6 in the NEWMAC.
Upcoming Home Events
Tuesday, October 12 Sailing: Midweek Tech Invitational 3 4 p.m., Charles River Field hockey vs. Wellesley College 6 p.m., Jack Barry Field Women’s volleyball vs. Wheaton College 7 p.m., Rockwell Cage
This past Tuesday, MIT women’s tennis played their last conference match of the season against Wheaton. In doubles first off were Melissa A. Diskin ’11 and Katherine A. O’Neal ’14, who lost their match 8-2. Next were Jennifer A. Rees ’11 and Hillary E. Jenny ’12. They lost their match 8-3. The last match on was of Lauren Quisenberry ’14 and Julia Hsu ’14. They played a tough match and had lots of close points, but in the end lost 8-5, giving Wheaton a 3-0 lead going into the singles matches.
Community comes out to see Beaver Madness
Hundreds of students packed the bleachers of Rockwell Cage Friday night for Beaver Madness, a pep rally for the men’s and women’s varsity basketball teams, whose seasons kick off this November. The event featured performances from Logarhythms and Ridonkulous, short scrimmages, as well as various skits and performances in between.
Love those turtlenecks
I recently received a call from a friend who had found herself in a tricky situation with a foreign male. You see, they were feeling a bit frisky and decided to get better acquainted, and her excitement quickly diminished once she was ambushed by the fella’s uncircumcised ween.