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Sam Range—The Tech
Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO of Google, talks about global challenges on Friday at the Media Lab’s 25th Anniversary Celebration in front of hundreds of spectators. Schmidt spoke about the challenges facing innovators and fielded questions from the audience about Google’s policies on education, China, and mobile technology.
John A. Hawkinson—The Tech
Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz ’49 introduced his documentary Nuclear Tipping Point in E51 last Friday.
Sarang Kulkarni—The Tech
Officers place evidence markers on the steps outside the Stratton Student Center around 5 p.m. today after a stabbing.
Abir Liben
Joel T. Santisteban ’14 soars above the net in the student dunking contest during the 1st annual Beaver Madness rally on Friday, which marked the official start of the basketball season. The men’s team is ranked 18th in the D-III News preseason poll, after finishing last season with a 22-5 record.
Courtesy of Yale Mathematics Department
Benoit Mandelbrot, best known for his work with fractals, died last Thursday at the age of 85.
Jasmine FLorentine—The Tech
Nathan E. Serrano ’10 fires a rubber dart at a member of another team during the MIT Assassin’s Guild’s “Patrol” on Saturday night. Patrol is high-action game that takes place every Saturday night at 8pm in and around MIT classrooms.
Melissa Renée Schumacher—The Tech
(front to back) Brian Carvalho ’12, Brian D. McCarthy ’12, Alexander P. McCarthy ’14, the crew of the Osokkvandi Ond, paddle toward the finish line at the annual Head of the Zesiger cardboard boat regatta on Saturday. The boat they are paddling is the Oily, built by the opposing team; after the Osokkvandi Ond capsized and disintegrated, each team raced the Oily around the pool.
Yuanyu Chen—The Tech
Edmund W. Golaski ’99 explains the details of the 8.01 paper airplanes hack while acting out the professor’s reaction to hundreds of airplanes being thrown at him. Golaski told many hacks-related stories to a crowd of interested parents and family members at the MIT Museum last Friday afternoon.