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Perry Hung—The Tech
Millions of visitors congregate around the National Mall in Washington, D.C. yesterday. The crowds stretched from Capitol Hill to beyond the Washington Monument.
Eric D. Schmiedl—The Tech
Hackers placed a presidential seal banner on the facade of Building 10, beneath the Great Dome, early on the morning of Jan. 20, 2009.
Nick Bushak—The Tech
Parisians watch President Barack Obama’s inaugural address outside a packed Carr’s Irish Pub in downtown Paris yesterday.
Vincent Auyeung—The Tech
Inauguration viewers in 10-250 rise to their feet as President Barack Obama begins to recite the oath of office. For more photos from inauguration day events, see page 8.
Vibin A. Kundukulam—The Tech
Daniel J. Stallworth ’11 breaks it down in Lobby 13 during a session of break dance classes run by MIT Imobilare on Jan 14.
Jessica Lin—The Tech
Female alumni chat at the Association of MIT Alumnae’s “Woman-to-Woman - Life After MIT” networking event on Thursday, Jan. 15.
William Yee—The Tech
Freshman members of the team Pet Mangoes Marie Hu, Brian D. McCarthy, Brian Carvalho work on puzzles on Saturday Jan. 17 in the team headquarters in Simmons dining hall. Pet Mangoes, a team consisting of residents, alumni, and friends of Simmons Hall, solved more than 66 of 104 puzzles in the hunt.
Jessica Lin—The Tech
Anjali Tripathi ‘09 answers questions about the MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team at the Energy, Environment, and Sustainability Student Group and Project Showcase on Thursday night Jan. 15 in Lobby 10. The showcase was a part of the MIT Energy Initiative’s “Energy Futures Week,” which ran from Jan. 12 to Jan. 15.
Allison M. Alwan—The Tech
Captain Jennifer A. Chao ’09 swims the 200-yard butterfly for the Engineers during the meet on Sunday Jan. 18 versus NEWMAC rivals Coast Guard Academy and Springfield College. Chao took first place in both the 100-meter and 200-meter butterfly. The men’s team topped both Coast Guard (179-117) and Springfield (197.5-100.5) while the women’s team was split, winning against Coast Guard (199-100) but falling to Springfield (143-157).
William Yee—The Tech
Amy J. Marshall ’09 leaps in front of a Babson basketball player on Saturday Jan. 17. The Engineers lost 73-38.
William Yee—The Tech
Nicholas R. LaBounty ’09 looks down for a pass in a game against New England College on Saturday Jan. 17.
Rachel Fong—The Tech
Members of the Mystery Hunt team Manic Sages, affiliated with MIT’s Experimental Studies Group and with Mathcamp, concentrate on solving individual puzzles.
Rachel Fong—The Tech
Members of the Manic Sages team organize their previously-solved puzzles in order to tackle a metapuzzle at 6 a.m. on Jan. 17. A metapuzzle is a puzzle whose solution is found by using the answers to puzzles from each mystery hunt round or stage. The team Manic Sages included students from the Experimental Study Group and the independent living group Epsilon Theta, as well as remote solvers and friends. They were the third team to finish this year’s hunt.
William Yee—The Tech
Members of the mystery hunt team Pet Mangoes made pancakes spelling the word “HUNT” as part of a team breakfast held on Saturday morning. Breakfast was held in the Simmons dining hall, which also served as the team headquarters during the hunt.
Rachel Fong—The Tech
A spaceship crew chronicles its daring escape from the planet Zyzzlvaria at the opening ceremony of the year’s annual puzzle competition, the MIT Mystery Hunt, on Friday, Jan. 16. During the 2009 Hunt, teams of problem solvers posed as space travelers stranded on Zyzzlvaria and solved puzzles to find their way home. See page 8 for more photos of Mystery Hunt 2009.