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Eric D. Schmiedl—The Tech
Harry and the Potters perform on stage at Harvard University July 20. A crowd estimated between 10,000 and 15,000 people gathered at Tercentenary Theatre just before the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Eric D. Schmiedl—The Tech
Fans dressed as characters from Harry Potter swarm Harvard Square the night of the release of the seventh and final book of the series. The woman on the left is dressed as the Fat Lady, a talking painting that guards the entrance to Gryffindor Tower, complete with a frame to reside in.
Eric D. Schmiedl­—The Tech
Hackers installed a broomstick parking spot, complete with brooms, in the Stata Center’s Student Street July 20, the day before the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Eric D. Schmiedl­­—The Tech
Hackers put a Dark Mark on top of the Student Center on the morning of the July 21, the release date for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final book of the Harry Potter series written by J.K. Rowling.
Ricardo Ramirez—The Tech
Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final installment in the epic Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, was finally released to eager fans at 12:01 a.m. on July 21. Deathly Hallows has broken several records including a 12 million copy first printing with 8.3 million sold in the first 24 hours in the United States, according to U.S. publisher Scholastic Inc.
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Harry Potter, played by Daniel Radcliffe, and friends gather to take on Death Eaters in the Ministry of Magic’s Department of Mysteries. “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” opened in theatres on July 11, 2007.
Omari Stephens—The Tech
The main doors to Lobby 7 are covered while Facilities installs a new automatic opening mechanism. Once complete, the doors will appear unchanged, but should operate faster.
Eric D. Schmiedl—The Tech
Harry and the Potters perform on stage at Harvard University July 20. A crowd estimated between 10,000 and 15,000 people gathered at Tercentenary Theatre just before the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Eric D. Schmiedl­—The Tech
Steven D. Eppinger ’83 has been appointed as the interim dean for MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Omari Stephens—The Tech
Rodney A. Brooks gets dessert at an ice cream social held in his honor on Friday, June 29. Brooks stepped down as the director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, after serving as director for CSAIL and one of its predecessors for a total of 10 years. In a short speech during the event, Brooks urged the CSAIL community to “go for the big problems … we should be leading.”
Mindy Eng—The Tech
Final touch-ups are made to the new MIT Federal Credit Union branch on the first floor of the Student Center. For more information, see the news brief on page 8.
Omari Stephens—The Tech
Gerald J. Sussman ’68, a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, gives the closing keynote presentation on July 11 for the first Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems conference, held in the Stata Center.
Eric D. Schmiedl­—The Tech
An explosion in a Building 18 chemistry lab on the evening of July 23 drew a large response from the Cambridge Fire Department. According to bystanders, the explosion was caused by acids improperly stored behind a fume hood and no personal injury resulted from the accident.