On Dec. 13, 2014 at 3:16 p.m., or 12/13/14 15:16, the Office of Admissions released the application decisions of the students who applied under early action for the Class of 2019. Of the 6,519 who applied, 625 were admitted, 4,456 were deferred, and 1,327 were rejected, making for a 9.6 percent early action admission rate. That rate is one of the lowest in recent years, though it’s slightly higher than last year’s.
An opinion piece in the Tuesday, Dec. 9 issue of The Tech originally carried the following headline: “Newspapers should be more cautious when reporting accusations of cheating.” The headline was altered to “Campus newspapers should be cautious when reporting accusations of cheating” to more accurately reflect the author’s views.
The much-anticipated trial of the alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev began in federal court Monday, with about 400 of over 1,200 potential jurors showing up to complete a preliminary questionnaire. They got a first sight of Tsarnaev and his attorneys, along with the federal prosecution team, who are preparing for a trial that is expected to take months and could end in the death penalty.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, has sucked up over $700 million in global box offices, if only because the film is director Peter Jackson’s final trip to Middle-earth. But the movie, despite its expectedly breathtaking cinematography, is a mediocre lobster roll — there’s not much meat and quite a lot of filler.
In recent years, video-on-demand services such as Netflix and Hulu have begun to offer original programming, with mixed results. One of these new shows is Amazon’s Transparent, the story of the Pfeffermans, a dysfunctional Jewish family from Los Angeles. Mort (Jeffrey Tambor), the patriarch, is a retired political science professor who decides to come out to his children as a transgender woman, Maura.