CPW events restricted to before 1 a.m.
Prefrosh at this year’s Campus Preview Weekend (CPW) will be the first to experience a new policy restricting late night events: CPW events must now end by 1 a.m. and can begin again at 6 a.m. Spontaneous events, such as an impromptu movie showing, can still take place, but will not be listed in the booklet. For the past couple of years, the rule has been that all events with an end time past 3 a.m. must have a safety plan to get prefrosh home, but there had been no set end time.
Mystery Hunt coin found in Courtyard
This year’s MIT Mystery Hunt — themed “Alice in Wonderland” — began Friday with a Kresge Kickoff at noon and officially ended Monday afternoon after a wrap-up ceremony in 26-100. The team “One Fish, Two Fish, Random Fish, Blue Fish” of Random Hall won at 2:30 a.m. Sunday after about 38 hours of searching.
MIT's capital campaign, expected to raise billions of dollars, will probably stay in its &quot;quiet phase&quot; for several more months. Only 6 percent of registrants on edX are getting certificates, but researchers say that's not a sign that online courses are failing.
Europe’s bonds back in vogue, analysts warn of risk
LONDON — When Ireland recently made its first offering of new debt since leaving its bailout program, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny was already focused on where the money would come from next.
BANGUI, Central African Republic — Cheers broke out in the National Assembly building here Monday as representatives chose the mayor of this beleaguered capital to serve as the interim president of the Central African Republic, a country in the grip of a sectarian civil war.
Thai leaders declare emergency rule in response to protests
BANGKOK — The embattled government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra declared the imposition of emergency rule in Bangkok and surrounding areas on Tuesday, suggesting a more aggressive posture toward anti-government protesters who have occupied parts of the city during the past two months and are seeking to overthrow the government.
Former Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia and his wife, Maureen, were indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on charges of accepting some $140,000 in loans and gifts in exchange for promoting the business of a political patron.
Snow, wind, brutal cold
With the arrival of another winter storm, another common meteorological term has entered the popular lexicon: bombogenesis. Bombogenesis refers to the rapid intensification of a mid-latitude cyclone (specifically, a surface pressure decrease of 24 hPa or more in 24 hour period). The system that brought snowfall to the Northeast beginning yesterday afternoon developed rapidly off the Virginia coast, prompting the use of the term bombogenesis in several media reports. A total of 8 to 14 inches of snow was expected across Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, making for our first major snowfall since the 15.1 inches we received in the January 2-3 storm. While the snow may stop around midday today, it will still be brutally cold, thanks to temperatures in the teens and blustery north winds - combining to create wind chill values near or below 0°F. Quite a contrast from the mild temperatures of last week! Tomorrow and Friday the skies will clear, but it will remain chilly with daytime highs in the teens and lows in the single digits. The weekend should bring a return to temperatures in the 30°Fs.
Human Rights Watch criticizes inaction on Syria
BERLIN — The advocacy group Human Rights Watch sharply criticized international powers Tuesday for the way they are dealing with the civil war in Syria, saying that the desire to bring President Bashar Assad’s government to the negotiating table should not become a pretext for failing to protect civilians caught in the conflict, which has claimed more than 100,000 lives.
States cutting weeks of aid to the jobless
RIEGELWOOD, N.C. — Last July, North Carolina sharply cut its unemployment program, reducing the maximum number of weeks of benefits to 20 from 73 and reducing the maximum weekly benefit as well.
Same-sex newlyweds sue Utah after series of rulings
DENVER — The legal saga in Utah over same-sex marriage grew even more complicated Tuesday, as four couples who had married during the brief window that Utah permitted such weddings sued the state over its recent decision not to recognize their marriages or provide any new state benefits to same-sex newlyweds.
Save our salon
Just over a week ago, a federal appeals court handed down a decision that may radically alter the relationship between Americans and the Internet. Since 2004, in an effort to uphold the ideal of net neutrality, the FCC has enforced non-discriminatory practices among Internet service providers (ISPs), forcing equal treatment of all traffic. However, with the court’s decision in Verizon v. Federal Communications Commission to gut net neutrality (at least temporarily), equality on the web is no longer legally guaranteed. Companies are now free to give preferential treatment to certain sites and thereby financially assert more control over the content their customers can access.
D*Face’s new monograph
When I told people I was writing a book review on a street artist’s monograph, nearly everyone asked me “Is it Bansky?” “No,” I replied, “it’s about this artist called D*Face who is like Banksy, but different.” The promotional material for the book talks about Shepard Fairey and Banksy, name-dropping to give credibility to this apparently lesser-known urban artist. The foreword is by Shepard Fairey and the “B” word is mentioned a few times, but this book is entirely about D*Face — his life and work — and that’s what makes it unique.
Too predictable, too cheesy
Jack Ryan, a dashing blue-eyed young man eager to serve his country suffers a terrible — and grossly depicted — helicopter accident. While recovering, he falls in love with his nurse, future fiancée Cathy (Keira Knightley). But we all know that. Jack Ryan is a character created by Tom Clancy, previously played by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck, though this time the story is not based on a Clancy novel.
Inspirational, humorous, and touching
The Ottawa International Animation Festival is the largest of its kind in North America, bringing the talent, incredible dedication and patience of many crazy creative minds since the mid 70s.
UPCOMING HOME EVENTS
Saturday, January 25
Broncos and Seahawks
It seems like a matchup that’s been coming for months now. The Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks have been the best teams in the NFL for the vast majority of the season, and they will meet on Feb. 2 in the Super Bowl. Denver beat the New England Patriots handily in the AFC Championship game, with Peyton Manning throwing for 400 yards and absolutely torching the Pats’ secondary while utilizing all of his weapons in his receiving corps. Their defense was also stout, holding the potent New England offense to only 16 points, after they’ve scored over 40 their past two games.
Events Jan 22 - Jan 28
Events Jan. 22 – Jan. 28 Wednesday (5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.) Documentary Screening: Passion for Life with Sir David Attenborough — 3-133 (9:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.) CSC presents Dessert Night — Baker Dining Thursday (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) Mobile Marathon: The Great Gatsby — New House-House 1 (2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m) In Search of Sunset on Alien Worlds lecture — 37-252 Friday (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.) Library Music! Open Mic in the Lewis Music Library — 14E-109 (2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.) Leave it to the Beavers: A Snapshot of Life at MIT in the 1950s — 14N-188 Saturday (7:00 p.m.) LSC shows 36th Annual Science Fiction Marathon — 26-100 Sunday (1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.) IAP Orchestra performs Dvorak 8th — Kresge Auditorium (7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) Middle Eastern Drumming — W15-Main Chapel Monday (8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.) World Music Jam, in odd time signatures — 66-144 Tuesday (3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Rap, Rai, Rock, and Revolution: The Role of Music in the “Arab Spring” — 3-133 Send your campus events to email@example.com.