A January 18 article about this year’s IAP Mystery hunt gave the wrong rank for the team “Too Big To Fail.” They finished second, not fourth. There were 40 teams participating in the hunt, not 33.
Registration will be online for all MIT departments
All MIT departments are going paperless this semester with the implementation of online registration. During registration for the fall 2011 semester, Courses 4, 14, 15, 16, 18, 21W, and 24 tested the new online system. Administrators said that the online system was easy to use for both students and advisors.
Embryonic stem cells used in humans for the first time
Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles and Advanced Cell Technology in Marlborough have become the first to publish a study involving the use of embryonic stem cells in humans.
Less ride for your money on the T?
How much would you be willing to pay to ride the subway?
Winter wallops west; Cambridge avoids the worst wild weather
The unusual dry spell that defined this winter for most of the continental U.S. broke last week as the Jet Stream resumed its more typical pattern. Heavy precipitation poured throughout the West and parts of New England, delighting skiers but resulting in slick roads and avalanches in mountainous areas.
BAGHDAD — A series of explosions in Shiite neighborhoods here killed nine people and wounded dozens more Tuesday, the latest in a wave of sectarian attacks.
WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday that global growth prospects had dimmed as the sovereign-debt crisis in the eurozone entered a “perilous new phase.”
Obama sets goal of economy built for the long run
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama pledged on Tuesday night to use government power to balance the scale between America’s rich and the rest of the public, seeking to present an election-year choice between his continued leadership toward an economy “built to last” and a Republican argument that the country would benefit from less federal intervention.
Pro-government Libyan militia routed from Gadhafi bastion
CAIRO — Forces loyal to Libya’s interim government were violently expelled Monday from a town long seen as supportive of Moammar Gadhafi, a local militia leader said Tuesday. The assault left at least four combatants dead and raised the specter of renewed conflict between revolutionary forces and those supportive of the old order.
Americans split on tax policy, NYT/CBS poll finds
It may come as no surprise, but Americans are deeply split along party lines when it comes to federal tax policy.
A new policy on privacy from Google, amid continuing social push
SAN FRANCISCO — Google said Tuesday that it would revise its privacy policies and terms of service to change the way it can use information that its customers provide.
Gingrich tries to lure Tea Party support in Florida primary
SARASOTA, Fla. — As he moved to consolidate the conservative base behind him, Newt Gingrich on Tuesday waved the red cape of a former Florida governor who quit the Republican Party and lost to Tea Party favorite Marco Rubio — a line that got a big reaction from crowds who have not forgotten that act of moderate apostasy.
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GOP Primaries take an interesting turn
Something happened in South Carolina last weekend that few people expected. While many figured that current frontrunner Mitt Romney would have difficulty in South Carolina, most people, including myself, did not expect the results to be this shocking. In a stunning turn of events, Newt Gingrich placed first in the South Carolina primary with 40.4 percent of the vote, far ahead of Romney who placed second with 27.8 percent of the vote.
Looking for a story? Bastion delivers.
To me, the hallmark of a good work of fiction is the feeling of emptiness I feel when I complete it. Being severed from a well-constructed fantasy should induce a moment of existential panic in even the most stoic of men. By that metric, Bastion, a video game from Supergiant Games currently on offer for a mere $15, has one of the best stories I’ve encountered in at least a year.
Battle, minus the blood
As married couples grow older, they gradually adopt a mindset that pits them against the world and makes them believe that everyone is out to get them. Families grow into units that each have their own ideals and ways of dealing with different situations, and this makes conflict amongst families inevitable. In Roman Polanski’s new film Carnage, this truth is put on display for viewers to evaluate and ridicule.
Happy New Year, Maggie Thatcher?
While many movies focus on the private life behind a public figure, The Iron Lady focuses on the private life of a woman already retired from the spotlight. In keeping with the recent trend of making films about contemporary (British) politicians and royalty, this Margaret Thatcher biopic skillfully weaves fact and a great deal of artistic liberties to create a portrait of the first female prime minister of the UK.
Women’s swimming and diving defeat Tufts
In a matchup of Top-20 teams it was the No. 6 MIT women’s swimming and diving squad that came out on top as it defeated No. 18 Tufts by a final margin of 217.5 - 158.5. Three Engineers won three events each to lead MIT to the win as it improved to 7-0 in dual meets this season.
UPCOMING HOME EVENTS
Wednesday, Jan. 25
The MIT Men’s and Women’s Track and Field teams competed at the Springfield Invitational on Saturday.
Men’s Basketball falls to WPI, 80-68
Last Saturday, the MIT men’s basketball team (16-1;4-1) tarnished its record with its first loss of the season to WPI.
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Events Jan 25 - Jan 31
Events jan. 25 – jan. 31 Wednesday (12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.) The Feynman Films: Symmetry in Physical Law — 6-120 (12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.) The Class of 2015 – Tips for a Successful Sophomore Year Experience — 4-159 Thursday (2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) The Office of Minority Education and UROP host the UROP Expo — Kresge Lobby (7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.) Roadkill Buffet’s IAP Improv Comedy Workshop — 5-217 Friday (8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) Council on Staff Diversity & Inclusion, Committee on Race and Diversity present the Institute Diversity Summit 2012 — 10-250 (2:00 p.m. –4:00 p.m.) LIFE AFTER MIT: Taking the next step in academic science, advice on obtaining grants — 68-181 Saturday (12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) Fixit Clinic XVIII: Fix your broken stuff or learn more about it by disassembling it — 4-409 Sunday (4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Techiya Social Singing, MIT’s Jewish/Hebrew/Israeli a cappella group! — Lobby 10 Monday (3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.) How to Find a UROP: Learn about UROP and how to find a UROP project that is the right fit — 4-145 (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.) Tech’s Top Teachers Talk Turkey: a session with some of MIT’s best teachers about how to teach well — 4-163 (4:40 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.) MITHENGE (Infinite Sunset); don’t block the corridor — 3rd floor Infinite Corridor Building 8 end Tuesday (10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) Response and Revision: Helping Students Develop their Ideas in Writing — 12-134 (3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) IAP Math Music Recital: the math department’s annual music recital — Killian Hall Send your campus events to firstname.lastname@example.org.