Richard M. Locke PhD ’89, deputy dean of MIT Sloan School of Management and head of the Department of Political Science, will become the director of Brown University’s Thomas J. Watson Institute for International Studies in July 2013, Brown announced last Wednesday.
On Monday night, the Cambridge City Council voted eight to one to install Deputy City Manager Richard Rossi as City Manager for a three-year term beginning June 30, 2013. The current City Manager, Robert Healy, has held the position for over thirty years, but announced this May that he would retire. Rossi has also been a longtime member of Cambridge governance, serving as Deputy City Manager since 1981.
MIT will appear before the Cambridge Planning Board tonight to present a preview of zoning changes for the campus east of Ames St., which it intends to file with the City later this month. The meeting is at 7 p.m. at 344 Broadway, the City Hall Annex. MIT’s presentation is not expected to start before 8:15 p.m.
Do you have an idea of a restaurant you’d like to see in the student center? On November 5, 2012, the Undergraduate Association (UA) Special Projects committee and the UA working group on dining announced a review of the building with a focus on potential new vendors and changes to the second floor. A website, http://ua.bonfireapp.com/ideas was launched to solicit student opinion on the subject, which will be aggregated and presented to the Division of Student Life (DSL). The site allows students to submit ideas and upvote or downvote existing ideas. As of publication, the most popular restaurant suggestion is Starbucks, with 320 points, followed by Panera Bread with 270 points. The website has received roughly 100 ideas from undergraduates, with several hundred comments and up/down votes.
WASHINGTON — Democratic luminaries with ties to the Obama and Clinton administrations, including two former Treasury secretaries and two former White House chiefs of staff, on Tuesday will enter the tax debate with an overhaul plan that would raise an additional $1.8 trillion in the first decade.
WASHINGTON — Republican congressional leaders Monday countered President Barack Obama’s deficit reduction proposal with a plan of their own that is far heavier on spending cuts but that embraces $800 billion in new taxes over the next 10 years.
An article published on November 30, 2012 about the new director of digital learning Sanjay Sarma misspelled the name of physics professor John Belcher. The article also said that 8.02x would feature clips from Walter Lewin’s 8.02 course. 8.02x will actually feature his lectures in sequence along with other digital material.
Arthur Musah ’04, MEng ’05, who graduated from MIT in Course 6, left Ghana to come to the Institute in order to pursue a world-class education and engage in the global conversation. Like Musah, five students — Fidelis Chimombe, Mosa Issachar, Sante Nyambo, Billy Ndengeyingoma, and Philip Abel — left their respective home countries of Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Nigeria, and One Day I Too Go Fly aims to chronicle their four years at the Institute and how their identities are molded by their experiences.
Senior Will Tashman had a double-double of 22 points and 14 rebounds as MIT rolled past Newbury College, 91-76. It was a good afternoon for three-point shooting in Rockwell Cage as the Engineers shot 50 percent from behind the arc and the Nighthawks hit 48 percent of their attempts, led by a 7-of-10 performance by Tim Young ’13, who finished with 25 points.
Events dec. 04 – dec. 10 Tuesday (4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) MIT Astrophysics Colloquium: The First Stars and Galaxies — 37-252 (5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) Book signing of Logistics Clusters: Delivering Value and Driving Growth by Dr. Yossi Sheffi — E14-633 Wednesday (4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.) Starr Forum: An American in China talk by James Fallows — E14-674 (6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) Will the Workplace of the Future Have Any Workers? How Computerization is Changing the Nature of Work talk by Professor David Autor — 32-141 Thursday (4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.) Putting IBM Watson to Work — E51-376 (4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.) Occupy the Future: Justice, Economics, Activism — 26-100 (8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) MIT DanceTroupe presents: Fifty Shades of Plié Friday (1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) Thomas Kuhn’s “Structure of Scientific Revolutions,” 50 Years Later: Reflections on the History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science — E15-070 Saturday (7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.) LSC shows The Polar Express — 26-100 Sunday (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.) Sidney Pacific December Brunch — Sidney Pacific Graduate Residence (1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) A Conversation with The Silk Road Ensemble — MIT Museum Monday (3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.) The Arab Uprisings as History talk by James L. Gelvin — E25-111 (5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.) Innovation Series Event: Brewing up Bucks: The Business of Beer, 21+ — 32-123 Send your campus events to firstname.lastname@example.org.