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Emily Browning plays a young woman living in an alternate reality in the action-packed Sucker Punch.
Infographic by Connor Kirschbaum
Under the proposed UA governance structure, the UA Senate would be replaced by a UA Council with representatives from dormitories and FSILGs. Under the scheme, dormitory presidents, the presidents of the IFC and Panhel, the LGC speaker, and an off-campus representative would cast votes weighted by the number of undergraduates they represent. The numbers here are approximate and may not reflect the representation seen if the proposed UA constitution is approved. FSILG representation reflects estimated numbers of undergraduates living in — not merely affiliated with — an FSILG. Class year and gender information presented here also reflects the composition of the UA Council were the proposed transition to occur today. An underclassmen-dominated Senate would be replaced by a largely upperclassmen council, and the IFC president would cast the vote with the most weight.
Courtesy of Sharon Styer
Maya Lin, architect of the Vietnam War Memorial, has been selected by Novartis to design their Mass. Ave. campus along State and Osborne Streets. The new campus will supplement Novartis’ existing complex at the former Necco factory.
Source: 2011 Report on the Status of Women Faculty. Infographic by Jeff Guo
From 1975 to 1995, there was virtually no net gain in women faculty at MIT, but impressive gains were made in the past decade.
Source:Novartis petition, http://www2.cambridgema.gov/cdd/cp/zng/amend/zngamend_novartis_doc.pdf
Novartis’ new campus east of Massachusetts Avenue, based on their zoning petition. This is approximately representative of proposed heights, but not of the architecture. There is a skybridge pictured between the two buildings that connect on Osborne Street.
Situation for Noon Eastern Time, Friday, April 1, 2011
Omari Stephens—The Tech
Emily E. Wean ’14 sings the part of Kermit the Frog as the Chorallaries perform “Rainbow Connection.” During their annual spring break tour, the Chorallaries performed a concert at an art gallery in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Thursday, March 24.
Nicholas Chornay—The Tech
Clara S. Bennett ’10 and the band Asymptotic Freedom rock out to Santana at the Physics Rock Concert held last Wednesday in 54-100. Band members included Prof. Martin W. Zwierlein PhD ’07 (piano), Prof. Enectalí Figueroa-Fliciano (drums), Meng Heng Touch ’12 (vocals), Prof. Alexander van Oudenaarden (guitar), Daniella C. Bardalez Gagliuffi ’11 (vocals), and Jeff R. Chabot PhD ’05 (guitar). Other acts featured popular songs re-imagined with physics- or physics department-related lyrics, including a cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson” that focused instead on Prof. Sean P. Robinson ’99, well-known to the crowd as the department administrator and head of Junior Lab.
Manohar Srikanth—The Tech
Physics Professor Nergis Mavalvala PhD ’97, speaks about “Exploring the Warped Side of the Universe” at the MIT150 Symposium “Leaders in Science and Engineering: The Women of MIT” in Kresge on Tuesday. A series of symposia, free for the MIT community, is being held throughout the spring in honor of MIT’s 150th birthday.