Satto Tonegawa ’15 was found dead in his MacGregor dormitory room yesterday evening.
For 12 hours, an estimated 50 participants battled an empty stomach during the MIT Fighting World Hunger (MFWH) club’s first campus-wide hunger strike. The fast capped the MFWH-sponsored Hunger Week, held the week following World Hunger Day on Oct. 16. to promote awareness of global food deprivation and malnutrition.
Amgen said Monday that it had set aside $780 million to settle various federal and state investigations and whistle-blower lawsuits accusing it of illegal sales and marketing tactics.
Last Thursday evening, Professor Abhijit V. Banerjee, co-founder of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, delivered a keynote speech for Hunger Week on nutrition deficiency in developing countries.
Last Thursday, Oct. 20, Massachusetts State Police recovered the body of a woman from the Charles River after a witness reported seeing the woman jump off the Harvard Bridge into the river. The witness reported the jump around 6:20 a.m., and the body was recovered by police divers around 8 a.m.
According to the Cambridge Election Commission, as of Oct. 16, 1207 people living in precincts 2-2 and 2-3 are registered to vote in the upcoming municipal elections — about 20 percent of total population of these precincts. With a few exceptions, including an apartment complex at 100 Memorial Drive, all of the residential buildings within the boundaries of these precincts are owned by or affiliated with MIT.
LONDON — After being berated by President Nicolas Sarkozy of France at a rancorous European summit meeting over the weekend, Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday faced an all-out rebellion from members of his own party over whether Britain should even be part of the European Union.
This week, a fairly active weather pattern is in place, with a sequence of low-pressure systems marching across the country and bringing periods of bad weather to New England. The first was a mid-level shortwave trough that passed through last night. Tomorrow will be calm, but clouds will increase tomorrow night as a warm front pushes through ahead of the next system. There is uncertainty as to how much precipitation that system will bring, but there remains the possibility of rain showers on Wednesday. More certain is a cold front that will pass through on Thursday, which will cause high temperatures to struggle to reach 50°F. The timing is subject to change, but as of now it looks like Thursday afternoon and evening have the highest chance of rain. That low should move out in time for Friday to be sunny, but chilly.
ISTANBUL — At least 138 people were killed and about 350 were injured after a powerful earthquake struck eastern Turkey, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a news conference early Monday. The death toll was expected to rise, perhaps significantly, with many people reported to be stuck beneath dozens of collapsed buildings.
NAIROBI, Kenya — Somalia’s president Monday criticized Kenya’s military offensive into his nation to root out Islamist rebels, raising questions about how bilateral the military action is.
WASHINGTON — U.S. law enforcement agencies have significantly built up networks of Mexican informants that have allowed them to secretly infiltrate some of that country’s most powerful and dangerous criminal organizations, according to security officials on both sides of the border.
With 70 days remaining until the Iowa caucus, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is the heavy favorite to become the Republican presidential nominee. Leading in the polls and viewed by many within the party as the sole remaining credible candidate, it is unsurprising that Romney is being given a 70 percent chance of taking the nomination by Intrade, a leading prediction market.
Allison M. Park ’12 notched a goal and an assist in MIT’s 2-0 victory over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in a NEWMAC women’s soccer game on Saturday afternoon. The win lifted the Engineers’ ledger to 10-3-2 for the year, marking their third straight 10-win campaign and fifth during the last six years. In addition, MIT raised its conference record to 5-1-2, which resulted in fourth-year head coach Martin Desmarias becoming the program’s all-time leader in league victories.
Events OCT. 25 – Oct. 31 Tuesday (6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.) Life in the Universe: Are We Alone? — MIT Museum (7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) Talk by famous climber Steve Arsenault — W20-461 (8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) The Greg Hopkins & Jeff Galindo Group jazz concert — 14W-111 Wednesday (2:45 p.m. - 3:45) Maximizing MIT Resources to Gain “Real World” Experience — GECD panel event — 24-115 (3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Exploring the Majors Fair — Kresge Lobby Thursday (8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) Legatum Convergence, annual forum on entrepreneurship in emerging markets — E14, 6th floor (5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) MIT Communication Forum: Surveillance and Citizenship — E15-070 (7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.) Film Screening of No Way Out But One — 6-120 Friday (7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) LSC shows Super 8 — 26-100 (7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.) Nightmarket — Asian cultural festival — Lobdell (8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.) MIT Shakespeare Ensemble presents Macbeth — La Sala Saturday (7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.) LSC shows Your Highness — 26-100 (7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) Faust — silent film with live music — 14W-111 Sunday (12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) Salsa/Rueda Dance Workshop — W20-407 (7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.) “Sound Waves” concert hosted by Anton Tanonov — W-15 Monday (4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. ) Ending the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: How Science Made a Difference Send your campus events to email@example.com.
The walls of Lobby 10 have been the location for several war memorials on campus. The inscriptions on the walls include all known names of MIT alumni who were killed in World Wars I and II, the Vietnam War, and the Korean War. This picture, taken at an angle, makes the list seem endless on the Infinite Corridor, reflecting its name.