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Miscellaneous Institute Trivia

By Issel Lim

Much Into Threes

According to a 1999 Tech Talk article, MIT graduates had flown on more than one-third of the 126 U.S. space flights.

In March of 1998, MIT students awarded “Good Will Hunting” its third Oscar in the form of a 185-foot-all pattern of lights on the Green Building.

After being cited by the EPA for violating eighteen hazardous waste laws and regulations, MIT initiated three environmental projects in April of 2001: a web-based “virtual campus” that shows environmental requirements at a typical research university, a program for Cambridge Public Schools educating teachers and students about the environment, and a biofiltration storm water management system for the Stata Center.

Source: MIT News Office

Poetry at MIT

The Web's first edition of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare, sonnets and all, can be found at: http://the-tech.mit.edu/Shakespeare/works.html. The site has been in operation since 1993.

“Nerdly Jaikus” was named Geek Site of the Day by a student at Rice University on March 21, 1996.

The site is located at: http://www.mit.edu:8001/people/genoa/jaiku/nerd.html. The site features haikus about computers and other things integral to the nerd lifestyle.