Hundreds of people from the MIT and Boston community flocked to Kresge Auditorium last Saturday as the founders of Dropbox, Quora, Foursquare and seven other tech companies took the stage at the 3rd annual Startup Bootcamp at MIT. The event featured a marathon of talks and presentations from well-known figures in the high-tech startup industry.
Chilean President Sebastián Piñera visited the MIT Media Lab last Friday to give a speech in front of an audience consisting primarily of Chilean students in the Boston area. Piñera encouraged his audience members to return to their native country, Chile, after completing their education. Piñera addressed his audience in Spanish.
The Iranian lawyer for the two U.S. hikers released on bail and repatriated last week after a two-year odyssey through Iran’s penal system appeared to distance himself from his clients in an interview published Monday, calling their accusations of mistreatment baseless and politically motivated.
SAN FRANCISCO — One after another, like moths to a flame, technology companies have been seduced into entering the market for tablets. Apple made it look so irresistible, with 29 million eager and sometimes fanatical consumers snapping up an iPad in the device’s first 15 months.
The next few days look to be warm, humid, and rainy, with a crisp fall cold front moving through toward the end of the week. Along with autumn’s arrival comes the advent of apple-picking season; look for dorm and FSILG trips to nearby orchards in the near future!
TRIPOLI, Libya — Fighters battling Moammar Gadhafi’s loyalists Monday entered the coastal city of Sirte from the east as residents fleeing the besieged city, one of the loyalists’ few remaining strongholds, warned of an escalating toll from the fighting. The foray by the former rebels, backed by a heavy bombardment from NATO warplanes, brought them to a traffic circle more than a mile from the city center, Reuters reported. In recent days, the rebels have struck deep into the city from the west, only to be beaten back by heavy resistance from Gadhafi fighters ensconced in the city.
NAIROBI, Kenya — Dr. Wangari Maathai, the Kenyan environmentalist who began a movement to reforest her country by paying poor women a few shillings to plant trees and who went on to become the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize, died here Sunday. She was 71.
MOSCOW — President Dmitry Medvedev fired Russia’s longtime finance minister for insubordination Monday after the two had an icy confrontation on television that revealed the fault lines in a government where disagreements are usually kept strictly under wraps.
MIT played its first home game of the season on Saturday against Curry College. MIT came into this week hoping to double the number of wins from the 2010 season (1-8) following a 51-13 loss to Massachusetts Maritime Academy and a 35-13 win at Becker College. Instead, MIT started with the same 1-2 three-game record as last year. Curry College won using a balanced attack of rushing and passing and overcoming early turnovers with a strong defensive performance.
Events Sept. 27 – Oct. 4 Tuesday (3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) How to Find a UROP — 2-132 (4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Writing Compelling Cover Letters — 2-105 (7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) MIT Generator - Sustainability in Action — R&D Commons (Stata Center, 4th floor) Wednesday (2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) Creating an Effective CV for the Academic Job Search — 3-442 (6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) An Evening with Bill Bonvillian, MIT Washington DC Office Director — NW86 (Sidney-Pacific Graduate Residence) Thursday (4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Into the Sky with Diamonds: book discussion with author Ronald P. Grelsamer — E14-109 Friday (5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) Preview Opening: 2011 Great Glass Pumpkin Patch — Kresge Oval (7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) LSC shows Bridesmaids — 26-100 Saturday (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) Great Glass Pumpkin Patch — Kresge Oval (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) 2011 Ig Informal Lectures by the Ig Nobel Prize Winners — 26-100 Sunday (2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Fall Ballroom Dance Classes by MIT Ballroom Dance Club — La Sala Monday (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) State of the Institute Forum — Kresge Auditorium Send your campus events to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As life progresses, those who claim to understand the world carelessly throw pieces of advice around. On the surface, these quips of knowledge seem to be legitimate. But after thinking about what is actually going on, the flaws become increasingly apparent. Don’t let the following pieces of advice ensnare you in their trap.
Living away from home for the first time presents new and surprising challenges. One of those challenges became obvious pretty quickly. I’m a freshman in Burton Conner, so I don’t have a dining plan. While I don’t need to worry about the exorbitant costs of dining hall meals, I am, for the first time, responsible for feeding myself. Once dorms and frats stopped handing out free food, I had no other options — I needed to go grocery shopping.
They told him that it wouldn’t work. “When we went to conferences, they did not believe that complex digital circuits could reliably operate at low voltages.” Chandrakasan’s interest in circuits was sparked in his college years. When Chandrakasan was a senior at Berkeley, he began working with Professor Robert Brodersen, who became his thesis advisor.