W20 shut down last night after a sewer line main may have broken, causing water to back up into the building and flood the loading dock.
The Engine announces new president, seeks startups to fund
MIT’s startup accelerator and venture capitalist fund The Engine selected experienced Boston entrepreneur and investor Katie Rae as its president and CEO Tuesday, according to an MIT News release.
Hearing postponed for student arrested for unlicensed firearm possession
The second hearing for Angel De La Cruz, an MIT senior arrested last month for unlicensed possession of firearms in his dorm room, has been rescheduled to Mar. 13, according to his lawyer, Kristin Weberg. The hearing was originally to take place Feb. 13. De La Cruz is currently being held in custody without bail.
ASA accepting applications to new student groups again
The moratorium imposed on new student groups by the Association of Student Activities has ended, meaning students can once again register new clubs. After a semester of not recognizing new groups due to understaffing and an outdated application system, the ASA has resumed the recognition process as originally planned.
Broad Institute will retain CRISPR patents, ruling says
The Broad Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, will retain potentially lucrative rights to a powerful gene-editing technique that could lead to major advances in medicine and agriculture, the federal Patent and Trademark Office ruled Wednesday.
Volpe meetings, gallery opening, ring premiere, and President's Day
There is no class Monday for President’s Day, and Tuesday will feature a Monday schedule. Enjoy the long weekend!
After the bubble burst
In the months since the bubble burst, MIT could have taken a nonpartisan position that attempted to broaden the community’s perspective and to encourage disappointed students to make the best out of the situation. Instead, MIT’s unproductive official response has reconstructed the divisive bubble and alienated many on campus.
Happy theater, sad theater, weird theater
MIT Dramashop presents The One Acts, a collection of concise 30-minute plays that hit home hard.
An invigorating and stunning performance of strings
The Danish String Quartet has drawn critical praise for its performances since its 2002 debut at the Copenhagen Summer Festival. Its four members--violinists Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen and Frederik Øland, violist Asbjørn Nørgaard, and cellist Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin--are renowned for their wonderful balance in their performances, a difficult feat to pull off. I confess that I am indifferent to string quartets but the Saturday evening performance warmed me up to the sound and timbre of strings.
MIT Figure Skating Club finishes seventh with six medals at home rink
The MIT Figure Skating Club hosted the first Eastern Intercollegiate Figure Skating Team Competition of this season on February 4-5, 2017. Skaters representing 30 different colleges from across the East Coast came to the Johnson Athletics Center to compete. Boston University won the competition with 84 points, followed closely by the University of Delaware with 80 points. Dartmouth College came in 3rd with 66 points, while MIT earned 23 points to place 7th overall.
MIT sports excel in February
MIT sports excel in February 2017
MIT basketball basks in glow of weekend win, looks to finish season on strong note
This past Saturday, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams competed at home in Rockwell for one of the final times of the regular season. It would be an understatement to say it was merely a good day for the Engineers.
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