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Ernesto Martinez-Villalpando
Jared M. Markowitz G, a graduate student in the Deparment of Physics, finished 47th place at the Boston Marathon on Monday. His official time was 2:27:16.
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Swede Noomi Rapace gives a stunning performance as computer hacker Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Monica Gallegos—The Tech
Technicolor
Monica Gallegos—The Tech
Supa Dupa
Nicholas Chornay—The Tech
Philanthropist, Microsoft co-founder, and Harvard dropout Bill Gates speaks to students in Kresge Auditorium on Wednesday about global health, poverty, and education. He encouraged students to apply their talents toward tackling these issues. After the speech, Gates sat down for an interview with The Tech. The transcript is below. For the video, see http://tech.mit.edu/V130/N21/gates/interview.html.
Monica Gallegos—The Tech
The Guitar Knives
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Your typical hero story, but with cuter characters.
Justin Knight
As Bill Gates looks on, Christopher A. Moses ‘10 explains Sana (formerly Moca), an organization that helps connect patients, doctors and nurses using cell phone technology.
Justin Knight
A group of MIT Gates Millennium Scholars assembles to meet Bill Gates during his visit to MIT on Wednesday.
Monica Gallegos—The Tech
FORTRAN
Logan P. Williams—The Tech
Jeffrey Y. Warren G, Nathan Cook, and John P. Murphy ’10 prepare to launch a helium balloon from McDermott Court on Tuesday as part of Microdot, a temporary autonomous nation bounded by the circular lawn. The balloon was used to take photos and create a map of Microdot.
Andrew Swayze—The Tech
Oh snap! After narrowly avoiding a collision with Princeton’s boat, whose steering cable had snapped, the men’s heavyweight crew team came in second at the Compton Cup last Saturday.
Brian Hemond—The Tech
Cimarron J. L. Wortham G adjusts the rear derailleur of a bicycle brought to a free bicycle repair clinic held on the steps outside of the Stratton Student Center on Thursday. The clinic, held every year on Earth Day, was organized by Katherine E. Potter G and staffed with volunteer bicycle mechanics.
David Chen—The Tech
Felicia Zhang and Taylor Toth, junior national champions in pairs skating, perform at An Evening with Champions, Harvard’s annual ice skating charity event last week.
Greg Steinbrecher—The Tech
Early Wednesday morning, hackers installed a bottle of “MIT Edition” Axe body spray on the ledge of Building 10. The hack was apparently a comment on the recently passed Undergraduate Associate Senate bill to provide deodorant to students the reading room during finals week.
David Chen—The Tech
Jacob T. Bredthauer ’11 of the MIT Cross Products closes out the Break it Down Boston concert last Saturday night. Ten Christian acapella groups from New England schools performed at the event.
Greg Steinbrecher—The Tech
(left to right) Marie C. Mcgraw ’12, Emma C. Jeffries ’11, and Catey L. Harwell ’11 of the women’s lightweight crew team race early Sunday morning against Stanford. The Engineers lost both varsity races to the No. 2 ranked Cardinal.
Vibin A. Kundukulam—The Tech
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a...piano? As a Baker House tradition on drop date, President Andy Wu ’12 released the cumbersome musical instrument off the roof into the courtyard on Thursday evening.
Michael Yu—The Tech
After falling more than six stories, nothing remains of the piano except a jumbled mess.
Michael Yu—The Tech
Singer-songwriter and YouTube star Kina Grannis performs during the 13th annual AAA Grains of Rice culture show last Saturday in Walker Memorial. Several MIT, Harvard, and Boston-based groups performed a piece of Asian culture to a full audience in Walker Memorial.
David M. Templeton—The Tech
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano speaks in the Emma Savage Rogers Room (10-340) last Friday. Napolitano met with the heads of Boston-area universities at MIT to discuss how national security can be aided by higher education.
Andrew Swayze—The Tech
Stephanie C. Leger ’11 leads the charge against Williams College on Thursday last week. The Engineers lost 12-5.
Feng Wu—The Tech
The Mark Wood Experience, featuring Mark Wood, former member of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, was the main act of Concert for a Cure hosted last Sunday at Club Oberon by MIT’s Sigma Phi Episilon fraternity and Harvard’s International Coalition of College Philanthropists.
Michael Yu—The Tech
Lamine Touré of MIT Rambax, a Senegalese drumming ensemble, leads a group of more than thirty MIT students during the group’s concert in Lobdell on Sunday.
Feng Wu—The Tech
Minister Patrick Delatour, Chairman of the Presidential Commission for Reconstruction and Minister of Tourism of Haiti, spoke to the MIT community about plans for the reconstruction of Haiti Friday morning in 6-120. Minister Delatour reviewed the actions and vision of the Haitian government post-earthquake.
Daphne Wang
Ethan F. Gillett G throws to Brian J. Munroe G in the Metro Boston sectionals. With the win, the men’s ultimate frisbee team secured a bid to the New England regional tournament in May.