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Hundreds of MIT employees have given money to political campaigns this election cycle, according to the Federal Election Commission’s campaign financing database, accessed on Oct. 30.
Allison M. Alwan—The Tech
Marin Soljacic ’96, assistant professor in the Department of Physics, is one of two MIT faculty members to receive a 2008 MacArthur Fellowship, or “genius grant.” Soljaic discovered a method to wirelessly transmit 60 watts of power over 2 meters using strongly coupled magnetic resonance. His work holds important implications for understanding optical physics and the development of devices such as wireless transmitters.
Alex H. Chan—The Tech
BOO-TI-FUL—MIT graduate students gathered Sunday at Sidney-Pacific graduate dorm to take part in the Halloween tradition of pumpkin carving. Over 50 pumpkins were provided and carved into original designs, adding to the display of Jack O’Lanterns in the courtyard.
William Yee—The Tech
Alexandra T. May ’10 leaps up for a kill in the women’s volleyball game against Wellesley College on Oct. 28. MIT lost 3-1, dropping the Engineers to 19-15 overall and 6-2 in the NEWMAC.
Peter H. Rigano—The Tech
Investor, philanthropist, and political activist George Soros speaks at a forum titled “The New Paradigm for Financial Markets” on Oct. 28 in Kresge Auditorium.