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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 at Kresge Auditorium on Oct. 23.
Melissa Renée Schumacher—The Tech
The Alpha Tau Omega fraternity was expelled from the Interfraternity Council on Sept. 10. ATO’s house is shown here amidst Amherst Alley construction.
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MIT Campus Police officer Joseph D’Amelio was arrested on March 14 on drug trafficking charges after receiving a package containing hundreds of prescription painkiller tablets at an auto shop in East Boston. D’Amelio was formally fired in early April.
Greg Steinbrecher—The Tech
A Cambridge Bomb Squad officer attempts to disable a device placed on Kresge Field on the morning of April 24. The device was, in fact, a cherry-bomb-shaped concrete block advertising for the weekend’s annual “Dance ‘Til You Drop” party hosted by the Burton 3rd Bombers.
Steve Howland—The Tech
Over 100 students attended an information session by DAPER on April 7 at the Johnson Ice Rink on the decision to cut varsity teams at MIT. A Q&A followed a presentation on the necessity of the cuts.
Melissa Renée Schumacher—The Tech
Melissa A. Showers ’13 pulls ahead of runners from Brown and Sacred Heart during the Women’s cross country race on Oct. 10. MIT went on to finish 4th out of 49 teams.
Sam Range—The Tech
Workers began grinding the marble chunk-infused floor of the Media Lab extension’s central atrium on Nov. 2, which is now polished to a glossy finish. The expanse of interconnected airspaces surrounding the atrium necessitated smoke curtains (left) for emergency air evacuation, shown here closed for testing. The Media Lab extension opened in early December.
Arthur Petron—The Tech
MIT Natya members perform Sakti: Women of Power in Little Kresge on Feb. 15.
Robin L. Dahan—The Tech
Sam Range—The Tech
Members of the MIT Sailing Team (sail 3) exit a turn behind Boston College (sail 13) during the Erwin Schell Trophy on Nov. 1 on the Charles River. The sailing competition featured 20 collegiate and military teams from across the Northeast.
Jeff Guo—The Tech
Reena L. Joubert ‘13 awaits the arrival of President Obama in front of 77 Mass. Ave. on Oct. 23. Hundreds lined Mass. Ave. hoping to catch a glimpse of the President, only for his motorcade to pass along Memorial Dr. The Presidential visit focused on advancing his national energy agenda.
Quentin Smith—The Tech
Twenty-one people participated in an attempt to break the “mattress dominoes” world record. The attempt on Sept. 1 in Lobby 7 and the Infinite Corridor was organized by Admissions blogger Michael J. Snively ’11. Unfortunately, they didn’t beat the Guinness World Record of 80 mattresses.
Alice Li
(from left) Alison M. Sheppard ’12, Danielle L. Gorman ’12, Kelechi E. Nwosu ’12, Lauren M. Chilton ’12, and Breanna R. Peterman ’12 of Sigma Kappa perform at SK’s Late Night extravaganza in Kresge Auditorium on the evening of October 3.
Sunny X. Long—The Tech
Erica N. Pino ’13 drives around a U.S. Coast Guard Academy defender in the first half of the women’s basketball game on December 2. The engineers were defeated 47-38.
Monica Gallegos—The Tech
Dancers (front row, left to right) Danwen Chen ’09, Melissa Dullea ’00, Tiffany L. Yee ’10, and Hannah J. Hsieh ’09 are seen performing at the MIT Hawaii Luau event in Walker Memorial on April 4.
Aditi Verma—The Tech
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, addresses a packed Kresge Auditorium on April 30 at the inaugural event of The Dalai Lama Center of Ethics and Transformative Values, a venture under MIT’s Office of Religious Life.
David M. Templeton—The Tech
The Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center (near) and the Johnson Athletics Center are seen on a crisp January morning.
Meng Heng Touch—The Tech
The MIT Symphony Orchestra presented “Miracles” on March 3 in Kresge Auditorium. Here, Kevin Dong Gyun Woo ’12 plays the cello in Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 102. Woo was the principal player for both Hadyn’s piece and John Harbison’s Canonical American Songbook.
Cole Houston—The Tech
Jean E. “Liz” Theurer ’09 slides to the ground as she scores the first goal of the game for the Engineers during the women’s soccer game against Smith College on Oct. 17 at Steinbrenner Stadium. The Engineers won 6-0 under overcast skies.
Biyeun Buczyk—The Tech
While wearing a brassiere over his mouth, Professor of Physics Wolfgang Ketterle, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2001, gives two thumbs up to the winner of this year’s Ig Nobel Public Health Prize on Oct. 1. The winner, Dr. Elena N. Bodnar, created a bra that can be taken off and used as a “gas mask” in the event of an emergency. The Ig Nobel Prizes, held annually at Harvard University, are awarded to scientists for “achievements that first make people laugh, then think.”
Chelsea Grimm—The Tech
(left to right) Zachary D. Tribbett ’12, Kellas R. Cameron ’10, and Jessica I. Wooton ’12 portray Pericles, Simonedes, and Thaisa, respectively, in the dress rehearsal of MIT Shakespeare Ensemble’s presentation of Pericles in March.
William Yee—The Tech
Nicholas R. LaBounty ’09 looks down for a pass in a game against New England College on Jan. 17, 2009.
Allison M. Alwan—The Tech
Captain Jennifer A. Chao ’09 swims the 200-yard butterfly for the Engineers during the meet on January 18, 2009 versus NEWMAC rivals Coast Guard Academy and Springfield College. Chao took first place in both the 100-meter and 200-meter butterfly.
Meng Heng Touch—The Tech
Ece Gulsen G receives an influenza vaccine at MIT Medical’s student-only flu clinic in the Student Center on Oct. 15. All 1000 doses reserved for the day were used. There was more preventative activity against the flu this past year due to the global H1N1 “swine flu” pandemic.
Seth A. Villarreal—The Tech
Michael P. Roberts ’11, captain of the MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team, unveils the team’s latest solar car, named Eleanor, on Feb. 27. The car competed in the 2009 World Solar Challenge in October, placing second in the “Silicon Class” and fifth overall out of 38 teams in the 3,021 kilometer race.
Sarah M. McDermott—The Tech
Eric D. Schmiedl—The Tech
Students on campus scored a nutritional victory this year with the new weekly produce market at the East Campus courtyard. The service was made possible by the Undergraduate Association, The Division of Student Life, MIT Residential Life, and MIT Campus Dining.
Monica Gallegos—The Tech
Meng Heng Touch—The Tech
In a stunning performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the MIT Symphony Orchestra teamed up with a talented cast of student actors in Kresge Auditorium on December 5.
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Avatar was not only the most popular and highest-grossing film of 2009, but of the entire decade.
Dan Kubaczyk—The Tech
Defensive back Corey Garvey ’10 makes a key tackle in the Sept. 19 game against Framingham State at Steinbrenner Stadium.
Alison O. Malouf—The Tech
Elijah Mena—The Tech
James R. Burke ’13 attempts to block mid-court during the Dec. 5 game against Gordon College at Rockwell Cage. The Engineers won 78-73 in overtime.
Eric. D. Schmiedl—The Tech
Carmel R. Dudley ’11 paints a banner reading “No Mandatory Dining / Let Us Choose!” that was hung in Lobby 7 during the Campaign For Students protest on Feb. 17. Students were protesting because of a leaked draft dining proposal from an MIT consultant that recommended mandatory meal plans.
Eric D. Schmiedl—The Tech
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick spoke to graduating students at MIT’s 2009 Commencement exercises on June 5 in Killian Court.
Jessica Lin—The Tech
Cecilia R. Louis ’10 (left foreground) and Mairead F. Daniels ’12 (center foreground) perform with the Chorallaries at the Varsity Vocals International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella Northeast Semifinals held March 21 in Kresge Auditorium. The Chorallaries won the award for Best Arrangement with their song “Rainbow Connection,” arranged by Anna Lo ’08.
William Yee—The Tech
Students rave during “Rolling” in the show “Bare” by the MIT Musical Theatre Guild in late April.