Monstrous sales and roaring stock, but no profit
SAN FRANCISCO — Nearly every day, Amazon announces a new venture.
For Boston FSILG houses, temporary large events ban
MIT fraternities, sororities, and independent living groups (FSILGs) with houses in Boston are now prohibited from having events that would cause the number of individuals in their building to exceed their posted residential occupancy, Assistant Dean of FSILGs Marlena Martinez Love announced in an email Friday afternoon.
Economist Lawrence R. Klein dies at 93
Lawrence R. Klein, who predicted America’s economic boom after World War II and who was awarded the 1980 Nobel in economic science for developing statistical models that are used to analyze and predict global economic trends, died Sunday at his home in Gladwyne, Pa. He was 93.
Reif joins manufacturing group
On Sept. 26, the White House announced that President L. Rafael Reif will co-chair the newly formed Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) Steering Committee 2.0. This committee, launched by President Barack Obama to strengthen U.S. manufacturing, was formed from the recommendations of a previous Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee that reported its findings in July 2012. AMP 2.0 is composed of public university presidents and private industry CEOs from throughout the U.S.
EdX’s new developments, partners
A number of recent developments have been announced regarding edX, the online learning initiative started by MIT and Harvard that has since accepted various other partner institutions.
Panama preparing to free most of freighter’s North Korean crew
The authorities in Panama said Monday that they would release 33 of the 35 North Korean crew members of a rusting freighter that was impounded more than three months ago for carrying a secret stash of Soviet-era Cuban military gear hidden under bags of brown sugar.
US official: Al-Qaida affiliate weakening Syria peace efforts
PARIS — A senior State Department official said Monday that an al-Qaida-affiliated rebel group was undermining the chances for a successful international effort to end the war in Syria.
MOSCOW — A suicide bomber attacked a bus in Volgograd, Russia, on Monday, killing at least five people and wounding more than 25, officials said, a case in which the violence of the turbulent North Caucasus apparently spilled into the Russian heartland.
J. Michael Evans, a Goldman Sachs executive once seen as a possible candidate to succeed Lloyd C. Blankfein as chief executive, is leaving the Wall Street firm.
Student kills math teacher, then himself, at Nevada middle school
A Nevada middle school student shot and killed a math teacher on Monday, then fatally shot himself in front of children who were gathering for class at the beginning of the school day, the authorities said.
Medicaid expansion is set for Ohioans
COLUMBUS, Ohio — As a Republican chairman of the House Budget Committee in the 1990s, John R. Kasich wielded a ferocious budget ax. On Monday, as Ohio’s governor, Kasich defied his party’s majorities in the state Legislature to push through a multibillion-dollar expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama’s health care law.
Chilly weather finally arrives
This October has been characterized by incredible autumn weather. It has been warm, sunny, and dry. To date, Boston has recieved only 0.50 inches of precipitation, which is over 2 inches below normal. Additionally, much of October saw high temperatures above average, except for October 9-14, which saw high temperatures right around average. The overall monthly average temperature through Oct. 20 is 60.5°F, which is 4.8°F above the climatological average.
Keystone pipeline opponents plan widespread civil disobedience
PITTSBURGH — Opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline outlined new plans for persuading President Barack Obama to reject the project at a conference for young climate activists here over the weekend. And while most organizers continued to express optimism that the administration would not allow TransCanada to complete the 1,700-mile pipeline from Alberta’s oil sands to Gulf Coast refineries, they are preparing for the likelihood that the project will win approval.
An article in Friday’s issue on the new variations of the biology General Institute Requirement misrepresented the content of 7.016. Despite the description in the course catalog, 7.016 teaches the same amount of biochemistry as the other biology GIRs.
Los Angeles Clippers expected to take Pacific
The Los Angeles Clippers had another busy offseason this year, dealing backup point guard Eric Bledsoe and aging small forward Caron Butler to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for swingmen Jared Dudley and J.J. Redick.
Bingham scores twice in win
In a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game on a uncharacteristically warm late October afternoon, Sean D. Bingham ’16 netted two goals to lead the MIT men’s soccer team to a 2-0 win over Clark University. Bingham’s NEWMAC-leading 14 goals on the season puts him sixth in the country for goals per game and tied for seventh for total goals. Tech is now 9-3-1 for the season and remains undefeated in conference action with a record of 4-0-1. The Cougars dipped to 3-10-2 and 0-4-1 in league play.
UPCOMING HOME EVENTS
Tuesday, October 22
Events Oct. 22 – Oct. 28
Events Oct. 22 – Oct. 28 Tuesday (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) Sloan Coders Intro to Python workshop (bring laptops) — 32-124 (7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) LSC and American Australian Association show Australian short films — 10-250 Wednesday (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) The Smallest Man-Made Jet Engine (Guinness World Record), with speaker Alexander Solovev — 13-2137 (6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) The Year Without Pants: WordPress, Your Career & The Future, Q&A with speaker Scott Berkun — E25-111 Thursday (5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.) MISTI Netherlands info session, sponsored by MISTI, the Center for International Studies, and the MIT-Netherlands program — E40-496 (8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) A Sweet Trip Through Italy (2nd annual), sponsored by ARCADE and MITALY — 32-162 (Forbes Cafe) Friday (8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) Family Weekend Concert presents: Celebrating Master Composers, free concert with the MIT Wind Ensemble, MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble, and Rambax — W16 (Kresge Auditorium) Saturday (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) Cena a Las Seis, sponsored by the Latino Cultural Center — Walker Memorial Sunday (3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Legal aspects of business in China, in the USA and in between, with speaker David L. Woronov, sponsored by MIT China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum — E51-145 Monday (3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) Business etiquette workshop, sponsored by MIT Global Education & Career Development — 12-122 Send your campus events to email@example.com.
When talking about American style, jeans are an obvious topic. Jeans were invented in the United States by Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss in 1873. They were initially produced specifically for heavy-duty workers who needed protection from hazardous environments, but they are now one of the staples in the fashion industry. Despite the history and fame of jeans, we usually don’t see their aesthetic beauty. The first thing that comes to mind when you think of jeans might be something like “blue.” Come on, we need to know more than that!