High pressure will slide across the region today and Wednesday in the wake of Monday’s recent snowstorm, bringing cold temperatures and breezy conditions to the region. The minimum temperature tonight will threaten the daily minimum temperature record of 20°F (-7°C) set in 1881, highlighting the unusual nature of such intense cold in Boston so far into April. As the high pressure system pulls away, temperatures will moderate and clear skies will give way to clouds and rain on Thursday as a cold front pushes into the region. In its wake, cooler temperatures and clearing skies will return and persist into the weekend as high pressure again settles into the region.
A ban on single-use plastic bags took effect in Cambridge on Thursday, March 31.
Two of Burton Connor’s lounges have been closed temporarily after students noticed the ceiling of one of the lounges moving during a party on March 5.
Duo two-factor authentication will be required for all students accessing MIT systems protected by the authentication service Touchstone, starting June 15. Over 20 MIT applications, including Stellar, Atlas, WebSIS, and the MIT Library catalog use Touchstone as a single sign-on service.
Shara Nova (formerly Shara Worden), the acclaimed multi-instrumentalist known for her versatile musical repertoire and artistic moniker My Brightest Diamond, visited Boston on March 17 as part of Stave Sessions, a set of chamber music concerts organized by The Celebrity Series of Boston and featuring innovative and eclectic musicians and performers. The Tech took the opportunity to talk to Nova about her latest album, inspirations, and live performances before attending her intimate, two-hour concert at Berklee College of Music.
The MIT tennis team squared up against a team from Loughborough University visiting from England for the second annual Trans-Atlantic Challenge. Although MIT put up a spirited showing and the Loughborough players said they were impressed with the level of play, the MIT men’s and women’s teams were defeated with an overall score of MIT 3-13 Loughborough. While the three days of tennis were an important aspect of the trip, the goal of the Trans-Atlantic Challenge is to explore and develop academic and research collaborations between these two prestigious institutions.
The MIT Gymnastics Club hosted its annual alumni meet shortly before spring break. William L. White ’17 clinched top spot overall in the men’s category with victories in the floor and vault in addition to second place finishes in pommel horse and parallel bars and third place in rings and high bars. MIT alumni Nate Sharp ’09 and Julia Sharpe ’09 made up the top three. Ben Rudolph of Cambridge Community Gymnastics won first place in rings, pommel horse, parallel bars and high bars.
Concluding the third straight day of doubleheader action for the MIT softball team, the Engineers extended their win streak to nine consecutive games with a two-game sweep of Smith College in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play this afternoon in western Massachusetts.