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David Da He—The Tech
President Barack Obama’s limousine transported him from Building 13 to Kresge Auditorium via Memorial Drive for his address on Oct. 23.
Jeff Guo—The Tech
A supporter of Lyndon LaRouche holds up a painting of the 2008 presidential candidates as she awaited the arrival of Obama to the MIT campus on Friday. “Why is Obama blue?” a bystander asked. “You go in there and ask him!” she laughed, pointing toward Kresge.
Jessica Liu—The Tech
President Obama shakes hands with members of the audience following his speech about clean energy at Kresge on Friday. MIT was given 200 tickets to allocate; Kresge’s maximum capacity is 1,000 people.
Sam Range—The Tech
Photographers and video crews pack up supplies after President Obama’s address on Friday in Kresge.
Jeff Guo—The Tech
An excited MIT student awaits the arrival of President Obama in front of 77 Mass. Ave on Friday.
Jeff Guo—The Tech
On Oct. 23, students who could not get into Kresge gathered in the Stratton Lounge to watch Obama’s speech on their computers.
Jessica Liu—The Tech
President Barack Obama speaks about clean energy at Kresge on Friday. Obama’s speech followed a tour of several MIT labs that do energy-related research.
Dhaval Adjodah—The Tech
Kevin A. Rafferty, Toscanini’s new ice-cream chef, has invented 26 new flavors of ice cream since joining the staff three months ago. Among his new flavors are “Drunken Three Musketeers” and “B3.”
Sam Range—The Tech
President Barack Obama speaks about his administration’s energy policy and MIT’s Energy Initiative at Kresge Auditorium on Friday. The President started his speech jovially mentioning that MIT hackers had placed his motorcade on Building 10. See pages 8–9 for more images of the event.
Luke Sharrett—The New York Times
President Barack Obama shows off his newly acquired T-shirt after learning about the energy storage research conducted by Professor Alexander H. Slocum ’82. MIT President Susan Hockfield accompanied Obama during his tour through the labs at MIT on Friday. Slocum explained 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.
Benjamin Scandella
Members of the MIT community assemble in the shape of <350 to signal their support for achieving 350ppm or less of CO2 in the atmosphere, a number commonly cited as a “safe” level by scientists and politicians. The event was sponsored by Sustainability@MIT and took place on the same day as President Obama’s campus visit to speak about energy.
Vibin Kundukulam—The Tech
President Obama chats amicably with Massachusetts Senator John Kerry as they both step out of Air Force One. The President’s private aircraft touched down at Logan airport at about 11:30 a.m. on Friday.
Jeff Guo—The Tech
Demonstrators stirred up heated arguments with bystanders on Oct. 23 as they awaited the arrival of President Obama to the MIT campus. This demonstrator had another hand-lettered sign that read “Arrest obama for war crimes.”
Aaron Thom
Demonstrators on the steps of 77 Mass. Ave. on Friday morning show their support for the Massachusetts Cape Wind project and other policies to combat global warming. Their gathering coincided with the President’s arrival at MIT for a speech concerning national energy research and policy.
Meng Heng Touch—The Tech
Crowds gather in front of 77 Mass. Ave awaiting the arrival of President Barack Obama to Kresge Auditorium on Oct. 23 for his clean energy speech.