The delicious smell of chickpea fritters wafted over the west side of campus this past weekend. Saturday and Sunday, the Clover food truck that is normally parked on Carlton Street behind the MIT Medical building was docked in front of the Z-Center for the t=0 entrepreneurship conference (only for the weekend, sorry!).
A proposal to change how people give consent for HIV tests has divided AIDS advocacy groups in Massachusetts and upset major medical organizations, stymieing legislators trying to bring the state into compliance with federal recommendations aimed at promoting more testing.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s budget director said Monday that the president’s new deficit reduction plan would impose “a lot of pain,” and that is clearly true of White House proposals to cut $320 billion from projected spending on Medicare and Medicaid in the coming decade.
Normally, when workers are compensated for their labor, we tax their compensation. We call this radical idea an “income tax,” and with the advent of tax withholding in 1943, it became an almost ubiquitous feature of the American economy.
Last week, President Obama unveiled a $447 billion spending plan. Notice I say “spending plan,” rather than “stimulus plan” or “jobs plan,” because there is a difference. None of the plan’s components, which consist of roughly $250 billion in payroll tax cuts, $60 billion in unemployment insurance, and $140 billion to fund infrastructure (most of it going to a national infrastructure investment bank), can be considered significantly stimulative, and without stimulus, we’re unlikely to see many new jobs.
The MIT Women’s Soccer team matched Clark University with a 0-0 tie in Saturday’s NEWMAC opener. Both teams came close to getting on the scoreboard, including a shot in the first overtime period by Leslie A. Meyer ’13 that was just barely wide. Even though the match ended in a stalemate, this was an important game for MIT’s goalie Meghan S. Wright ’13, who set an Institute record with 21 career shutouts. This record was previously held by Meg O’Neil ’93 and Connie Yang ’03 with 20 shutouts each. Wright finished the game with six saves to oppose Clark goalie Audrey Eiseman’s five. Next up for the Engineers is their first-ever match against Roger Williams University on September 21st.
Events sept. 20 – Sept. 26 Tuesday (4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.) EECS Industrial Connection Program (ICP) Career Fair — 34-401 (6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.) There is Nothing so Practical as a Good Theory: The Economics Behind Honest Tea — NW86 (Sidney-Pacific Graduate Residence) Wednesday (11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Career Fair — Johnson Athletic Center Thursday (5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) MIT Communications Forum: Local News in the Digital Age — E15-070 (Bartos Theater) (5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.) MIT Outdoor Zumba Class — Kresge Oval (5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.) Tech Talk with Brad Neuberg (Inkling), Dharmesh (Hubspot), and Paul English (Kayak) (6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.) Externship Information Session — 32-141 Friday (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) Comic Book Fair “Release Your Inner SuperHero” — 10-105 (4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) Persepolis, free admission, shown by the LSC and MIT Community Giving — 26-100 Saturday (12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Pi Beta Phi’s Arrowspike — Kresge Lawn and BBQ (6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) LSC shows Transformers: Dark of the Moon — 26-100 Sunday (8:30 p.m.) MIT Ballroom Dance Team Dance Concert — Kresge Auditorium Monday (4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) 2011 Scolnick Prize Lecture — 46-3002 (6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) Digital Media SIG Event: Will the Cloud Change Everything? — E51-149 Send your campus events to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello, Beavers. Look at the picture — now back at the board — now back at the picture — now back at the board. Sadly, the board isn’t the picture, but if it was it would get stolen. Look down — back up — where are you? You’re in class with the professor who just gave you a glare because you’re looking at this picture instead of him. What’s in your hand — back at me. I have it: it’s a bike with two wheels to take you to that thing you love. Look again, the bike is now useless because it’s snowing. Anything is possible when your bike is not in your bike rack. But I’m on a horse!