Externship numbers increase
A record 1208 students sent in over 3000 applications to the MIT Alumni Association’s Externship Program this year, according to Katie C. Maloney, Director of Parent Association and Student/Alumni Relations. Over a third of the applicants plan to spend this January’s Independent Activities Period (IAP) working with alumni sponsors worldwide.
Warm up on the way
The pesky trough which kept weather in the area cold and rainy this week will gradually transition to the east tonight. A ridge will begin to influence the eastern US tomorrow, allowing highs to reach the lower 40s°F (5°C). On Sunday, the ridge amplifies allowing much warmer air to overspread the region. Southerly winds will notch highs into the lower 50s°F (10°C) and bring overcast skies to the area. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. We finally make it into the lower 60s °F (10°C) on Monday, but the trade-off is rainy weather.
In the Friday, Nov. 14 issue of The Tech, a photo caption states the MIT water polo team won the Collegiate Water Polo Association Northern Division Championships when in fact they did not.
Board’s chair on future of Institute
Leadership of MIT’s Corporation changed hands this fall, with Robert B. Millard ’73 elected as the Corporation’s new chairman.
Olympic Committee visits MIT regarding Boston bid
On Nov. 18, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) visited Boston and MIT’s campus to evaluate Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games, according to the MIT News Office.
UPCOMING HOME EVENTS
Friday, November 21
Men’s basketball starts off new season with a big win
MIT placed three starters in double figures, led by 18 points from Justin M. Pedley ’16 and Ryan L. Frankel ’16, as it opened the 2014-15 men’s basketball season with a 64-51 victory on the road at Gordon College. The No. 16 Engineers held the Fighting Scots to 36 percent shooting while shooting 41 percent themselves.
After their first undefeated 9-0 season and New England Football Conference championship, the MIT football team was selected for the 2014 NCAA Division III Football Championships. Husson is coming off an 8-1 campaign, and they also were crowned champions of their conference, the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference. The teams will square off on Saturday, November 22 at 12 p.m.
Institute Double Take
This photo is a long exposure shot of the MIT Great Dome taken shortly after midnight. I recently got a new camera and was eager to take it out on a night photo adventure, no matter how cold it was that evening. After a few star trail shots with the Boston skyline, I decided to head to campus. There are many photos of the iconic Great Dome on the internet, so I wanted to try something different. I started exposing the image at 55 mm, and after two seconds I manually adjusted the zoom ring until I reached the wide-angle 17 mm view with another 2 seconds remaining on the shutter. I had to try it a few times to make sure I timed it right and got the zooming movement as smooth as possible. The result was an unusual, interstellar look to MIT.