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The percentage of freshmen offered sophomore standing hovers from 14-17% each year. Typically, around 10-11% of freshmen end up with sophomore standing.
William Yee—The Tech
MIT students are seen at Rhode Island College on Friday supporting their basketball team.
SOURCE: Julie B. Norman, Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming
Many freshmen accept sophomore standing to declare a major and get a dept. advisor early.
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Senior Bradley H. Gampel carries the basketball down the court under pressure in the game against Rhode Island College on Friday, Mar. 6.
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The UA candidates for the office of President and Vice President debate various issues concerning the undergraduate population. From left to right: Thomas W. Hay ’10 (VP) and Ryan W. Jackson ’10 (P), Raeez Lorgat ’12 (VP) and Benjamin J. Agre ’12 (P), Margaret K. Delano ’10 (VP) and Michael A. Bennie ’10 (P)
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Senior James M. Bartolotta celebrates with the crowd after the team’s win against Rhode Island College on Friday, Mar. 6.
Chelsea Grimm—The Tech
Students gather for liquid nitrogen ice cream after learning about the thermodynamic properties of liquid nitrogen and its effects on roses, tennis balls, and bananas. The class, entitled Applied Cryomania and taught by Joshua C. Velson ’10, was one of many offered to high school students through ESP’s Spark program on Saturday, Mar. 7.
Chelsea Grimm—The Tech
Groups from MIT, Boston University, Wellesley College, Tufts University, and the New England area perform at Footwork, a dance show hosted by MIT Ridonkulous on Friday, March 6. Celebrity guests included Gigi Torres, founder and director of the Essence Dance Company, and Mr. Napkins, a comic and rapper from Cambridge, MA and Footwork’s official MC.
Michael Meyer—The Tech
Stephanie V. Brenman ’09 barrels through heavy defense in the women’s lacrosse game on Roberts Field. The Engineers fell to Endicott College 15-12 on Saturday, Mar. 7.