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Professor Alexander H. Slocum ’82 presents his research on energy storage to United States President Barack Obama. Slocum explains a system for harnessing excess wind energy. When the wind is not blowing, water flowing into the storage area through a turbine produces electricity. When the wind is blowing, excess power is used to pump water out of the storage area.
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President Barack Obama commended MIT for its “extraordinary energy research” and urged America to take leadership in cleaner technologies in a speech today at Kresge Auditorium.
October 23, 2009
President Barack Obama will speak at MIT today “challenging Americans to lead the global economy in clean energy, and to highlight Recovery Act investments that are creating jobs and making advancements in wind energy,” the White House said.
October 23, 2009
Is MIT really going to increase the undergraduate class size? MIT isn’t sure when or how much, but some sort of increase looks likely.
October 23, 2009
Among the 200 cost-cutting ideas presented in the preliminary Institute-wide task force report, several ideas stand out for their potential to impact graduate student life at MIT, if implemented:
¶ “Right-size” graduate student body
¶ Reevaluate TA costs
¶ “3+2” transfer programs
¶ Online-based masters degrees
October 23, 2009
In its 2009 accreditation self-study, MIT identified global engagement as one of the top priorities in the coming years. Unlike some others, this initiative has remained untouched by the need for fiscal moderation.

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