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Arthur Petron—The Tech
As part of Bad Ideas weekend, students in East Campus baked 10,000 cookies.
Courtesy of sony pictures classics
Stepping through her shadow: Natalie Portman clears the way for her darker side in Black Swan.
Sam Range—The Tech
Julie B. Norman, director of the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming and Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, speaks at an emergency meeting of the Undergraduate Association yesterday night. The UA meeting was called to field questions about the planned shortening of REX from three days to one.
Brian Hemond—The Tech
Rush hour traffic and pedestrians cross the railroad tracks that border MIT’s campus where they intersect Massachusetts Avenue. The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority is considering upgrading these rails for commuter rail use, which would lead to increased train traffic at busy intersections like this one.
Robert McQueen—The Tech
Printer “python” (W20-575) now requires students to swipe their IDs in order to complete print jobs. Python is one of the four Athena printers that changed over this past Friday to the new Pharos “hold-and-release” program.
Greg Steinbrecher—The Tech
A banner announcing Bad Ideas appeared in Lobby 7 Saturday morning. The annual IAP competition celebrates unwise and misguided plans and contraptions.
Infographic by Connor Kirschbaum
Four printers around campus will be a part of a pilot hold-and-release system, requiring students to swipe their ID cards to complete a print job.
Photo by Robin Deits
Team Krotus competes in the annual East Campus Freshmen Dogsled Race.
Situation for Noon Eastern Time, Wednesday, January 26, 2011
John A. Hawkinson—The Tech
About 50 potential bidders attended a Q&A meeting Monday about the City’s urban planning study on the future of Kendall and Central squares. The city has budgeted about $200,000 for the study.
Jessica L. Wass—The Tech
Andrew L. Dorne ‘14 swims the 200m butterfly in this Saturday’s dual meet against Tufts University. Dorne placed sixth and the Engineers went on to win the meet 200 to 98, maintaining their undefeated status.
Greg Steinbrecher—The Tech
Hackers installed a red backlight and the shadow of a phoenix behind the clock adorning Maseeh Hall’s west tower. This fall, the Phoenix Group will help populate Maseeh Hall. Barely visible in daylight, the hack was obvious after sunset on Sunday evening.
John A. Hawkinson—The Tech
The Security and Emergency Management Office conducted a drill Thursday on the 4th floor of W20 with members of MIT’s Campus Community Emergency Response Team. In the simulated drill, an explosion took place in the Educational Studies Program office, and two student actors were injured.
Omari Stephens—The Tech
Peter Dourmashkin, outgoing lecturer and an associate director of the Experimental Study Group, poses with the textbook he used while teaching 8.012 at ESG. After a 28-year tenure with ESG, Dourmashkin, who was also one of the principal investigators of the TEAL program, will continue to work in Physics Department. The ESG community held an appreciation party for Dourmashkin on Tuesday, Jan. 11.