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Perry Hung—The Tech
Carl E. Wieman ’73 delivers a talk entitled “Science Education in the 21st Century: Using the Tools of Science to Teach Science” for the 2008 MacVicar Day lecture, held Friday in 32-123.
Vincent Auyeung
Amy R. Magnuson ’10 flies 17’6” through the air to secure fourth place and the MIT long jump record at the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference championships this weekend at Harvard University. Magnuson also broke the Institute record in the 55-meter hurdles, leading the women’s track and field team to a second place finish.
Diana Jue—The Tech
In Bangalore, vegetable stands line commercial streets and provide easy access to fresh produce.
Diana Jue—The Tech
Hutongs are streets in Beijing that are packed with communal-style housing developments. Though the space is limited, families usually have enough. Here, two hutong residents demonstrate exercises with Chinese yo-yos in their courtyard.
Mark Thompson—The Tech
A four foot Tesla coil demonstration in Lobby 13 fittingly concludes the day-long Spark event held by the Educational Studies Program on Saturday. Spark invites Boston area students to take classes from a wide range of topics taught by MIT students and faculty.
Mark Thompson—The Tech
Joshua C. Hester ’11 expresses his frustration and constipation in one of the Chorallaries’ original compositions.
Omari Stephens—The Tech
Donald Byron looks on as Daniel E. Bickerstaff ’10 plays a guitar solo during Byron’s own “Joe Btfsplk.” The Festival Jazz Ensemble presented “Don Byron’s Musical Worlds Part 1” this past Friday, March 7 in Kresge Auditorium. Byron, an MLK Visiting Professor as well as a Grammy-nominated composer and clarinetist, played the saxophone and the clarinet while directing part of the concert.
Vincent Carl Auyeung
Robin C. Friedman G and Wellesley College sophomore Brittany Low compete at the 17th annual Harvard Invitational Ballroom Dance Competition on Saturday.
Arka P. Dhar
Karena K. Tyan ’08 sings during the Chorallaries annual Bad Taste concert, held this past Saturday evening in 26-100. See page 10 for more photographs.
Mark Thompson—The Tech
The Chorallaries’ alumni join the current members on the stage for the Engineers’ Drinking song to wrap up a night filled with humor that ran well into the early morning.
Mark Thompson—The Tech
The line outside 26-100 weaves through the halls as hundreds of students wait for the Chorallaries’ annual Concert in Bad Taste.
Omari Stephens—The Tech
Matthew J. Rosario ’10 concentrates as he plays the piano during the world premiere of “That Meaningful Look,” a composition by Ensemble guitarist Geoffrey Sheil ’09. The Festival Jazz Ensemble presented “Don Byron’s Musical Worlds Part 1” this past Friday, March 7 in Kresge Auditorium. Byron, an MLK Visiting Professor as well as a Grammy-nominated composer and clarinetist, played the saxophone and the clarinet while directing part of the concert.
Gregory I. Telian
President Susan Hockfield, MIT Corporation Life Member David H. Koch, Mayor of Cambridge Denise Simmons, and other notables break ground for the new David H. Koch Institute of Integrative Cancer Research on Friday.
Eric D. Schmiedl—The Tech
The indie synthpop/new wave band Freezepop performed at the Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge, Mass. on Friday.
Eric D. Schmiedl—The Tech
Hackers hung objects and symbols from the Nintendo game series Super Smash Bros. in Lobby 7 on Sunday to celebrate the release Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the third game in the Smash Bros. series.
Mark Thompson—The Tech
Paper — both printer and toilet — flies through the air at the start of the concert at 11:59:59 p.m. on Saturday.