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Robert Downey Jr. reprises his role as the charming and ambitious inventor in Iron Man 2.
Andrea Milena Pagán
Jónsi captivates the crowd with his hypnotic falsetto at the House of Blues in Boston last Wednesday. The lead singer of Icelandic band Sigur Rós, he is currently on tour promoting his first solo album, Go.
source: Jed W. Wartman, student activities office
Wartman explained a “delayed timeline” for student group check processing.
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Lieutenant Joshua J. Jahnke SM ’10 passed away on April 28. He was 29.
Aditi Verma—The Tech
Physics Professor Peter H. Fisher and Associate Professor Christoph M. E. Paus, emcees for the Physics Rock Concert in 54-100 on Sunday, attempt to wipe the audience’s memory at the end of the night. The Physics Rock Concert, organized by the Society of Physics Students, was attended by about 60 Course 8 students, faculty, and friends.
Paolo Aguilar—EPA
Lori Berenson stands in a courtroom at Santa Monica Prison in Lima, Peru, on May 25. Berenson, serving a 20-year sentence in Peru for aiding leftist guerrillas, was granted house arrest by the judge after some 15 years in prison.
Jarrod T. Phipps
Finalists in the $100K Business Plan Contest networked at Bob Metcalfe’s ’68 home last Friday evening. The winners will be announced at the finale in Kresge on Wednesday.
Source: Jed W. Wartman
Reimbursement and direct-to-vendor checks processed by SAFO from July to December 2009. Volume spikes at the end of term.
Bobby B. Ren
Erika Lee ’12 brings an axe kick down on Princeton University’s Rae Drach en route to a silver medal in the women’s black belt welterweight division. MIT’s Sport Taekwondo team captured its third consecutive national title on April 18 in Denver.
David Chen—The Tech
Princess Len Carlos ’13 flies a kite during the Bangladeshi Students Association’s annual kite-flying festival to celebrate the coming of spring at the Kresge barbecue pits on Sunday. Sunday afternoon was windy with speeds of 21mph — wonderful weather for kite flying.
Sam Range—The Tech
MIT President Emeritus Paul E. Gray ’54 speaks Friday at the inauguration of the Lobby 7 Design Contest. The competition, jointly organized by the MIT Class of ’54 and the School of Architecture and Planning, asks MIT students to decide what should fill the four plinths in Lobby 7, originally intended for statues of Greek gods, but left empty following construction. Prizes of $10,000, $2,500, and $1,000 will be awarded to the top three designs in separate undergraduate and graduate categories. The deadline for registration is Sept. 24, with initial designs due Nov. 5. While the School of Architecture and Planning is involved, MIT’s administration has no intent to actually erect any of the winning designs in Lobby 7.
David Chen—The Tech
Phyo Nyi Nyi Kyaw ’10 (left) directs Leadership Training Institute co-founder Semmie Kim ’10 through a maze of balloons and cups at the Stata Center on Sunday during a game organized by high school participants in the LTI program. Over the past 12 weeks, the club has helped train students from local high schools in leadership so that they may go on plan and organize initiatives at their own schools and communities.
Florence Gallez—The Tech
A visitor at the “Through the Lens: Time” exhibition inspects “Organic” by Biyeun Buczyk ’10 at the Media Lab on Wednesday. The show, an initiative of instructor Andrea Frank of the MIT Program in Art, Culture, and Technology of the Department of Architecture, ran through May 8. Buczyk is also a Tech photographer.
Michael Yu—The Tech
Shigehisa Kuriyama, professor of cultural history at the Harvard Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, speaks on the “Divergence of Greek Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine through the lens of media” during MIT Traditional Medicine Society’s annual Big Event in Lobdell on Friday. Members of the MIT Department of Biological Engineering and Harvard Medical School joined Kuriyama afterwards for a panel discussion on the event’s theme, “East meets West: Divergence and Reunion of Eastern and Western Medicine.”