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Hackers put a big screw on MIT’s little dome to raise awareness of The Institute Screw Contest, APO’s annual charity fundraiser. The contest awards a giant screw to the professor or staff member whom voters feel is screwing them the most.
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Big Screw nominations and Thursday totals

Person

Votes

Charity

Pavel Etingof, Professor of Mathematics

$149.94

American Cancer Society

Craig Carter, Professor of Materials Science

$111.73

Camp Kesem

Dean Colombo

$129.52

Loaves and Fishes

Michael Yaffe, Professor of Biology

$55.97

American Red Cross — Japan

David Jerison, Professor of Mathematics

$20.05

Americares

Julie Norman, Director of Undergraduate Advising

$28.83

Leadership Training Institute

2.005

(Cullen Buie, Jacopo Buongiorno)

$13.48

American Red Cross Earthquake/Tsunami Relief Fund

Steve Leeb, Professor of EECS

$61.17

Pine Street Inn

Susan Lanza, Course 9 Administrator

$36.25

Make-a-Wish

Alexander van Oudenaarden, Professor of Biology

$11.30

Save the Children

Albert Meyer, Professor of EECS

$9.18

ACLU Foundation

2.006

(J.G. Brisson, Anette E. Hosoi)

$46.63

MassBike

Kit Cummins, Professor of Chemistry

$18.37

Homestart

Alexander Mitsos, Professor of Mechanical Engineering

$9.00

Big Sister Association of Greater Boston

Muriel Medard, EE/RLE Professor

$23.80

Soldiers’ Angels

James Roberge, Professor of EECS

$13.80

Make-a-Wish Foundation

Charles Leiserson, Professor of EECS

$6.00

Museum of Mathematics

This week, Alpha Phi Omega hosted its annual charity fundraiser, the Big Screw, which recognizes the MIT faculty or staff member who “screws” students the most. Each cent donated to each nominee’s charity of choice counts as one vote, and the winner is awarded a 3-foot-long left-handed screw engraved with their name, which is passed down from year to year. Heading into its last day, the Big Screw has raised just over $745, with Professor of Mathematics Pavel Etingof maintaining his lead with $149.94 for the American Cancer Society.

—Maggie Lloyd