WASHINGTON — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is proposing to build a $450 million research facility at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford in a long-term venture that would reinforce the base’s high-tech mission without requiring new federal spending, according to government officials.
During this past spring break, I had the fortunate opportunity to visit Turkey in an all-expense-paid trip courtesy of the MIT-Sabancı University (SU) Freshman Scholar Program. A total of eight students were invited for a week-long stay at SU in Istanbul, Turkey by merit of their performance in freshman-level classes.
James L. Sherley, the former Course 20 MIT professor trying to stop government funding of embryonic stem cell research, had his day in court yesterday — again. This was his third time before the appeals court.
WASHINGTON — Tenants in nearly one million apartments subject to New York City’s rent regulations could breathe a sigh of relief Monday. The U.S. Supreme Court, after indicating it might be interested in hearing a challenge to the regulations, decided to let them stand.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hay and grass seed cover the bare spots on the lawn in front of the stately old City Hall where Occupy Charlotte’s camp held its ground for nearly four months. The occupiers are gone now and the protest movement quieted after arrests, a new anti-camping ordinance and, to a degree, the group’s own missteps along the way.
KABUL, Afghanistan — A week after a complex insurgent attack paralyzed the capital, NATO commanders on Monday offered a startlingly buoyant assessment of security gains across the country and of the readiness of the Afghan police and the army to take full control of their country as U.S. and other international forces leave.
SANFORD, Fla. — Several hours after the city manager announced that he had reached an agreement with Chief Bill R. Lee Jr. to resign over the Sanford Police Department’s handling of the Trayvon Martin case, the City Commission voted late Monday afternoon to reject Lee’s resignation.
The weather at the beginning of this week has been quite a contrast to the weather last week. Last Monday (Patriot’s Day), a record high temperature of 87°F was set in Boston. Temperatures also reached in to the 80°F’s last Tuesday — but this week is quite a different story.
BEIRUT — Syrian government forces engaged in an extended game of cat and mouse against U.N. observers Monday, attacking cities like Hama after the monitors left and adopting a low profile as the monitors visited the Damascus suburbs.
While it is true that the 2011-2012 Russian street protests have been unprecedented in recent years in their scale — with a participation unseen since the 1990s — one may well want to take a closer look at the figures being trumpeted by Western and Russian pro-democracy observers and media (which incidentally have almost always been much higher than the official statistics from city authorities).
During World War I, the world witnessed the first genocide of the twentieth century. From 1915 to 1918, 1.5 million Armenians (approximately 50 percent of the Armenian population at that time), along with other minorities living in the Ottoman Empire, were systematically killed by the Ottoman Turks. The Armenian Genocide is commemorated on April 24; it was on this day in 1915 that the Young Turks, the ruling party of the Ottoman Empire, ordered the killing of Armenian intellectuals, leaders, artists, and businessmen living in the Ottoman Empire. Following this day, many Armenian men were massacred and plans for the genocide were implemented.
MIT received a strong pitching performance from junior Aric J. Dama in game one and then unleashed a 16-hit attack in game two that resulted in a sweep over WPI in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference baseball doubleheader. MIT improved to 18-14 overall and 9-10 in the NEWMAC while WPI fell to 21-15 and 9-9 after the final conference games of the season.
MIT Men’s Tennis stayed perfect in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference play this afternoon with an 8-1 victory over Wheaton College. The No. 28 Engineers won their seventh straight match and improved to 12-3 overall and 4-0 in the NEWMAC. Wheaton fell to 6-6 overall and 0-5 in the conference.
Ever since I ran New York City’s Marathon in November 2006, nostalgia has made me a race-watching enthusiast. Last Monday, on Patriots’ Day, I was very excited about going to see the 116th Boston Marathon. I found a free spot on the fence on Commonwealth Avenue just a couple of miles before the finish line. We were standing next to hundreds of people, watching and trying to cheer the marathon runners — I say trying because at that point the only cheerful thought in a runner’s mind is knowing the proximity to the end.
Events Apr. 24 – Apr. 30 Tuesday (5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.) Shake the World: Too Good to Fail, Legatum Lecture presented by James Marshall reilly — E62-276 (7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) The Solitude of Prime Numbers film screening — 32-155 Wednesday (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.) Culinary Chemistry: Pop and Fizz at the MIT Museum — N51 (5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) 6th Annual Science Trivia Challenge — Broad Institute Thursday (12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.) Energy 101: Nuclear Fusion — 4-159 (8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) Fierce Forever 9 — W20, La Sala Friday (6:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m.) LSC shows In the Family — 26-100 (8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) That Time is Now, jazz songs presented by MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble — W-16 Saturday (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) 2012 Undergraduate Research Symposium in Chemistry — 56-114 (9:00 p.m.) Spring Fever: MIT/Harvard Mixer Party — NW86 Sunday (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) Interactive Ideas Fair at the MIT Museum — N51 (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) The Armenian Genocide showing — 34-101 Monday (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) City Design and Development forum: Shrinking Cities — 7-431 (7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) Play Reading: Berthold Brecht — 14W-111 Send your campus events firstname.lastname@example.org.