Donors have committed to give $100 in bitcoin to each of MIT's about 4,500 undergraduates this fall. Jeremy L. Rubin '16 and Daniel B. Elitzer, a first-year Sloan MBA student, are spearheading the project, which they hope will sow the seeds of an innovative bitcoin 'ecosystem' at MIT.
On April 17, the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation announced the fifteen 2014 Hertz Fellows in the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences. Of the fifteen Hertz Fellowship recipients, five are MIT students: Ian McKay ’12, Elizabeth Y. Qian ’14, Andrew J. Rzeznik G, Katharine Schutz ’14, and Asmamaw T. Wassie G. The fifteen fellows were selected from a pool of nearly 800 applicants.
Where were you during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings? “Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive” will be at MIT today and tomorrow to collect stories from the MIT community. Our Marathon will provide an overview of the project today from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. in 32-144. Stop by the Bush Room (10-105) tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to share your story.
ATLANTA — Residents of Arkansas began assessing the damage Monday after a night of deadly storms left at least 17 people dead across the central and southern United States.
MINYA, Egypt — An Egyptian court here on Monday sentenced to death the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and more than 680 other people after a swift mass trial on charges of inciting or committing acts of violence that led to the destruction of a police station and the killing of an officer.
BEIRUT — The Syrian government announced Monday that President Bashar Assad will compete in a presidential election scheduled for June 3 that is widely seen as an attempt to enhance his perceived legitimacy despite a raging civil war that has pushed his government out of much of the country and displaced millions of citizens.
NEW ORLEANS — For the second time this year, a federal appeals panel here heard arguments about the constitutionality of a new state law governing abortion. But despite much in common between the two laws — one in Texas, and the other, the subject of Monday’s hearing, in Mississippi — their effects would differ substantially, raising the possibility that the same court weighing similar laws might arrive at different conclusions.
LOS ANGELES — The French pharmaceutical company Sanofi said Monday that its experimental vaccine for dengue fever had succeeded in its first late-stage clinical trial. The results could help pave the way for introduction of the first vaccine to prevent a disease that afflicts as many as 100 million people a year.
It’s been an active few days across the Southern Great Plains and the Southeast as a multi-day, multi-state severe weather outbreak affected the region. On Sunday, preliminary storm reports indicated that 32 tornadoes touched down from Iowa and Nebraska to Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana, killing at least 18 people in three states. At the time of this writing Thursday afternoon, the severe threat persisted as tornado-warned storms continued to affect Mississippi and Alabama. Unfortunately, this severe threat will stick around for at least today and possibly tomorrow for parts of the
WASHINGTON — The United States on Monday imposed additional sanctions against Russian government officials and companies deemed close to President Vladimir Putin, accusing Moscow of failing to live up to its agreement to defuse the crisis in Ukraine.
It seems that every time I visit the Union Square area, I find a new spot that makes me wish that Somerville neighborhood was closer to campus. Highland Kitchen was a find that reaffirmed that sentiment. With well-executed and unique renditions of international comfort food as well as a modest and fun vibe, this restaurant is one that I could see myself returning to night after night.
Joan Jonas, a professor emeritus at MIT and a prominent contemporary artist, has been chosen to represent the United States at the 2015 Venice Biennale, one of the world’s most prestigious contemporary art exhibitions. Venice Biennale (Biennale di Venezia in Italian) takes place in Venice every two years and brings new exciting art to hundreds of thousands visitors. The 56th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia (May 9 — November 22, 2015) will be directed by Okwui Enwezor, writer, art critic, curator, and the Director of the Haus der Kunst, Munich.
The four semifinalists of the Champions League battled it out in the first leg of the matches last week. While Atletico Madrid and Chelsea ended up drawing 0-0, Real Madrid edged one over Bayern Munich to earn a 1-0 victory. There now only stands one more leg between these four teams and the finalists. While two teams will earn tickets to the final in Lisbon, Portugal, two teams will face the agony of defeat.
MIT generated six unanswered goals during the fourth quarter to come from behind to defeat Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 8-6, in a NEWMAC men’s lacrosse game on Saturday, April 26. Paul R. Orrson ’16 led the way for the Engineers (9-7, 4-2 NEWMAC) with a game-high five points on three goals and two assists. Reed McLean paced the Buccaneers (7-8, 1-5 NEWMAC) with two goals in their final game of the year.
Surrounded on all four sides by the short, squat buildings of student family housing at MIT, the large, inviting playground is the focus of the view from every kitchen window, presumably positioned to enable mothers to call Johnny, or Ahmed, or Xiao Ming home for dinner. A plethora of languages are spoken here on the playground, but the main language is that of uncertainty.
Events Apr. 29 – May. 05 Tuesday (1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.) Our Digital Lives: Protecting Our Data In Use and At Rest — 32-144 (2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.) Historic Letterlocking: The Art and Security of Letterwriting — 32-144 (6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.) Silica Sounds in the Round — MIT Museum Wednesday (12 p.m. – 1 p.m.) Artists Beyond the Desk Presents Esmeralda Barreiro — Killian Hall (9 p.m.) LSC shows The Hunger Games: Catching Fire — 32-123 Thursday (4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) Dertouzos Distinguished Lecture: The Cryptographic Lens — 32-123 (5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.) Russian History in a Nutshell — 56-154 Friday (12:01 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.) Open Mic in the Lewis Music Library — 14E-109 (5 p.m.) Steer Roast pit lighting — Senior House Courtyard Saturday (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.) MIT Anime Karaoke — Coffeehouse lounge (3 p.m.) RAMBAX Senegalese Drum Ensemble Outdoor Concert — Student center steps Sunday (10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) Beaver Dash — Z Center overhang (8 p.m. – 11 p.m.) Folk Dancing with Live Croatian Music — Student Center 2nd floor Monday (7 p.m. – 9 p.m.) Internet, Security, and Power — Broad Auditorium Send your campus events to firstname.lastname@example.org.