WASHINGTON — A nationwide boom in natural gas production is set to fuel nearly 900,000 jobs and add roughly $1,000 to annual household budgets by 2015, according to a new industry study released Tuesday.
Stressed, overworked, and beleaguered by p-sets, especially as finals draw near? No need to Occupy MIT — the Office of the Chair of the Faculty and the UA Student Committee on Educational Policy (SCEP) have established a set of academic end-of-term policies designed to ensure a fair final examination period for students. Here are your rights:
With just four weeks to go until the Republican primary season begins, Newt Gingrich spent his Monday not on the hustings of Iowa, New Hampshire, or South Carolina, but in Midtown Manhattan, prospecting for what his newly resurgent campaign needs most desperately: money.
Alarmed by the possibility of new Western penalties that could abruptly reduce or even halt its oil exports, Iran issued a warning Monday that crude oil prices could more than double to $250 a barrel if such sanctions were given serious consideration.
MADISON, Wis. — As states and cities struggle to resolve paralyzing budget shortfalls by sending workers on unpaid furloughs, freezing salaries and extracting larger contributions for health benefits and pensions, a growing number of public-sector workers are finding fewer reasons to stay.
MOSCOW — Vladimir V. Putin was not the subject of Sunday’s bruising vote in Russia, but you would not have known it from watching him when the early results came in. He looked like someone who has just received very bad news, and stumbled his way through a speech to his supporters, barely forcing a smile before stepping off the podium.
Standard & Poor’s on Monday warned that it may strip the eurozone’s two biggest economies, Germany and France, of their top-notch AAA credit ratings as a result of the continent’s economic crisis. The agency also said the ratings of 13 other eurozone countries were vulnerable.
While the usual temperature range in Cambridge for this time of year is between 31°F and 45°F, yesterday we saw highs over 60°F, and today will reach a similar high. However, with a low pressure system moving over the region, precipitation will increase and temperatures will drop closer to average over the next few days.
WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats said Monday that they would try for the fifth time in two months to raise taxes on top earners to pay for legislation that would reduce Social Security payroll taxes, as President Barack Obama sought to keep congressional Republicans on the defensive, asserting that their intransigence could cause a tax increase for tens of millions of American workers.
Last Saturday was a happy day. Republican presidential contender and former frontrunner Herman Cain announced the suspension of his presidential campaign. Cain, who initially gained support for his conservative values and rags to riches story, has been dishonored and discredited by a slew of lewd sexual assault accusations that eventually killed his political ambitions. Americans can now take a collective sigh of relief because Cain, with his questionable ethics (at best), is no longer in the running for our country’s highest office.
Herman Cain, former frontrunner of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, announced late last week that he would be “suspending” his campaign in light of the numerous (read: many) allegations of sexual misconduct during his time as the CEO and President of the National Restaurant Association. Let’s take a moment of silence to mourn the death of his bid for the presidency and then reflect on the highlights of his campaign.
In a close game on Saturday afternoon, the MIT Women’s Basketball team defeated WPI 61-57 in a battle that was hard-fought until the end. MIT improved its record to 4-3 overall and 1-1 in NEWMAC. Impressive offense and a strong defensive front made up the difference in this game for the Engineers.
People in Boston always seem to be surprised by my affinity to bourbon. Maybe it’s not a girly drink, but I grew up in a town that borders Kentucky, which is all about bourbon. This includes the delightful treat known as a bourbon ball, which people frequently get as stocking stuffers around the holidays. The first time I heard about these was in middle school when my best friend swore she managed to get drunk from eating a box of these. So when I make these, I am very heavy-handed with the bourbon.
Events Dec. 06 – dec. 12 Tuesday (7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.) Fresh Songs: First-year songwriters at Next House — Next House TFL Wednesday (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.) Artists Beyond the Desk presents: The Meridian Singers — W15 (MIT Chapel) (5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) Reinventing the City @ MIT: A Planet of Civic Laboratories: The Future of Cities, Information and Inclusion — E14 - 633 Thursday (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) Visions & Projections — An Evening Celebrating the Legacy of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) — E15-001 (MIT Cube, Wiesner Building) Friday (5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.) HSA Speaker Series: “Beware of Greeks bearing debt” presented by Professor Miron — E51-315 (7:00 p.m.) LSC shows Elf (free admission) — 26-100 Saturday (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) Association of Puerto Rican Students Christmas Dinner — W20-491 Sunday (12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) Salsa/Rueda Dance Workshop — Student Center Room 407 (4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.) Unforgettable: ADT Fall 2011 showcase — W20-La Sala de Puerto Rico (8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) MIT Muses Fall Concert — 6-120 Monday (7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) Black Students’ Union Study Break — 50-105 Send your campus events to firstname.lastname@example.org.