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The 2010 Mystery Hunt coin was designed to look like a pocket watch, recalling the time travel theme of the Hunt. The obverse of the coin bears the inscriptions “2010 MIT History Mystery Hunt” and “It’s About Time.” The back includes all of the years used for additional rounds in the Hunt.
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Cera at his best — ridiculously awkward moments with girls.
First note that the bold words are a little odd, and some of them unusually long. There are exactly two of each length from 5 to 16 characters, and if you compare them letter-by-letter, you will see each same-length pair has one position where both words have the same letter, such as S at the end of AGNES and NAILS. If you collect all these letters, they spell SEE WALLY WOOD. It you research Wally Wood, a comic book artist, you will find his “22 Panels that Always Work.” Each of the 7 panels in this puzzle is an example of one of the 22 types, such as “silhouette,” “one big object,” etc. If you assign letters A–V to the 22 panels in the order they appear, and then collect the letters for the 7 types of panels represented in the puzzle, they spell SHADING.
Source: Report on the Initiative for Faculty Race and Diversity
Percent of minority faculty who responded affirmatively to the question “In your daily encounters on the MIT campus, has anyone ever assumed that you were a student, support staff or trespasser?” Hispanic women are not included because of their small numbers.
Monica Gallegos—The Tech
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Phillip D. Hunt ‘12 is pole vaulting over the bar. He tied for fourth place in the event at the tri-meet held by MIT on Jan. 16 versus Bates College and Colby College. Both men’s and women’s team won.
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Team Codex Seraphinianus coordinate and work on problems Friday night during the Mystery Hunt. They were based in several rooms in Building 5 this year.
The MIT Solar Electric Vehicle team’s solar car, Eleanor, is being inspected at one of the control stops during the world solar challenge in Australia.
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This year’s Mystery Hunt, organized by the team Beginner’s Luck, began with a silent skit accompanied by an MP3 file which the Hunt participants were instructed to listen to on Friday, Jan. 15.
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“Eleanor,” the MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team’s current race vehicle, reveals the gear and cockpit mounted on her chassis. Her aerodynamic top and solar array are suspended on sawhorses (rear).
Source: Report on the Initiative for Faculty Race and Diversity
Underrepresented minorities hired from 1991–2009, by department. (Dual hires are counted at 50 percent in each department.)
Monica Gallegos—The Tech
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Heath Ledger’s fantastic last performance as the original Tony.
Melanie Adams—The Tech
Defense takes charge as Aparna A. Sud ‘13 stands her ground against Mount Holyoke College on Jan. 16. The Engineers lost with a final score of 29-42.