The Security Committee — charged by Dean for Student Life Chris Colombo to examine residential security issues in undergraduate and graduate dorms in mid-December — submitted its final report in February. According to Senior Associate Dean for Student Life Henry J. Humphreys, security plans for each dorm, which are based on the recommendations in the report, will hopefully be finalized in the fall semester.
This month, three tickets will vie to be next year’s Undergraduate Association President and Vice President: Jonté D. Craighead ’13 and Michael P. Walsh ’13, Narendra “Naren” P. Tallapragada ’13 and Andrew C. Yang ’13, and Brendan T. Deveney ’13 and Mary A. Breton ’14. Campaigning officially began yesterday, and the campus will vote on April 11–13.
SANFORD, Fla. — Once again, a river of protest raged through Sanford this weekend to demand justice in the name of an unarmed black teenager shot dead. It gathered strength in front of the historic Crooms Academy, the first high school for black students in Seminole County, surged through the streets, and formed a flood of grief and outrage just outside the Sanford Police Department.
An infographic about statistics from the Committee on Academic Discipline published on March 23 was incorrectly labeled. Eight of the academic misconduct violations were for “unauthorized colloboration.” In addition, 28 violations missing were from the graph about personal misconduct — they were listed as “other.”
Federal regulators are poised to crack down on eight financial firms that are not part of the recent government settlement over home foreclosure practices involving sloppy, inaccurate, or forged documents.
MOSCOW — Ukraine’s general prosecutor announced Monday that the jailed opposition leader Yulia V. Tymoshenko can receive medical treatment outside the prison camp where she has been incarcerated since December, a step that may aim to quiet Western criticism of the politically tinged case.
ALBANY, N.Y. — Thousands of public employees across New York state scrambled to sign up for pensions over the last several weeks, seeking to lock in generous retirement benefits before cuts approved by the state Legislature took effect Sunday.
Five legally married gay couples filed a lawsuit Monday to challenge the 1996 law that bars the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages, arguing that its impact is particularly harsh on couples that include a U.S. citizen and a foreigner.
ISLAMABAD — A Pakistani court Monday ordered three wives and two adult daughters of Osama bin Laden to complete six weeks in prison for illegally entering the country and then be deported, the family’s lawyer said.
Maybe President Barack Obama should have bought shares in Groupon’s IPO.
On March 11, Robert Bales, a 38 year old US soldier, was charged with 17 counts of murder for the deaths of 17 Afghans: nine children, three women, and four men, in the village of Balandi and Alkozai near Camp Belamby. Bales is currently being held in a maximum-security military prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he will be tried for his counts of murders and other violations in an Article 32 Hearing. He will likely receive a lifetime prison sentence.
Last Wednesday, over a thousand Zelda fans descended on San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall in the heart of the city. The event? The 25th anniversary celebration of one of Nintendo’s most beloved franchise: The Legend of Zelda. “Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses,” is a musical tribute to the history of Zelda and the great scores composed by Koji Kondo. The concert, directed by Irish conductor Eímear Noone, works with local musicians in each town to put together an entire orchestra to play the show.
On Saturday, March 24, the MIT Openweight Women’s Crew team opened the spring season at the 6th annual Beanpot Regatta. MIT competed against crews from Harvard-Radcliffe, Northeastern, Boston College and Boston University in the regatta that pits the Charles River’s D-I teams against each other. All the boats faced tough conditions on choppy water and a strong tail wind.
I was sitting in a taxi on my way to Wellesley, a handful of American monopoly money in my back pocket. I had no real idea what I was getting myself into. I had come from the University of Manchester to study at Wellesley College for a semester, cross registering at MIT. Boston and Wellesley would be my home for the next five months, before heading back to Manchester for my final year. Both extremely exhausted and simultaneously extremely enthusiastic (an unnerving mix of feelings), I arrived in a snow covered Wellesley. As I was to discover, my expectation and the reality can be two very different things.
For eight years, I took classical ballet lessons three times a week, or when we were in rehearsal for a play, six times a week. I made my two very best friends there between pirouettes and bleeding toes; we spent our teen years dancing, competing, and laughing while growing up together. However, that magic shattered when I entered college, and my afternoon and evening classes overlapped with the ballet studio schedule. I wasn’t able to attend ballet anymore — until now.
Events apr. 03 – apr. 07 Tuesday (4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) How to Find a UROP: a discussion about UROP projects presented by the UROP Staff — 5-233 (7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) Selecting a Medical School Workshop — 4-231 Wednesday (5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.) Transportation@MIT and MIT Transportation Club present a talk by MIT alum Robin Chase ’86 — 32-123 (7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) What is Happiness and How Do You Get It?: A discussion on the nature of happiness — 32-D461 Thursday (11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) 2012 Spring Career Fair — W20 (Student Center) (5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) Adapting Journalism to the Web: experiments and ordeals on the news frontier — E14-633 Friday (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) Being a Woman at MIT: Conversations You Can’t Have On-Campus — 32-4 (R&D Common) (7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) European Short Film Festival at MIT — 10-250 Monday (4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Project X Physics: A discussion on Project X accelerator technology — 26-414 (Kolker Room) Send your campus events to firstname.lastname@example.org.