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India’s real GDP has grown significantly since 2004-05, and the average rate of growth since then has been over 8 percent annually. Though GDP growth decreased somewhat during the recent economic downtown, India still posted large increases.
Elijah Mena—The Tech
Professor Steven B. Leeb ’87 holds up the three-foot screw awarded to him for winning this year’s Big Screw contest, an annual fundraiser sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega. Leeb is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and teaches 6.115 (Microcomputer Project Laboratory) and 6.131 (Power Electronics Laboratory). All proceeds from the contest, which totaled $2,629.63, will go to the Pine Street Inn, as chosen by Leeb. As is tradition, Leeb will pass the Institute Screw trophy to the next Big Screw winner in the spring of 2012. For totals raised by all Big Screw nominees, see page 17.
Deena Wang—The Tech
Cow tongue, cooked with garlic. The original tongue was very large — almost the length of a forearm.
Courtesy of Scott T. Landers
All photos Courtesy of Valve corporation
Deena Wang—The Tech
An mitBEEF member tries kidney. It was kind of not-tasty.
Cave Johnson
GLaDOS
Deena wang—The Tech
mitBEEF consumes every part of the cow. Counterclockwise from front center: fried penis, book tripe, beef tendon, beef feet, liver pate, beef marrow on bread, scrambled eggs and brains, sweet breads, heart, testicles, gelatin, kidney, mystery meat.
Chell
Wheatley
Turret
courtesy of first thought films/zeitgeist films
Cunningham captures real fashion from real people on the street.
Biyeun M. Buczyk—The Tech
Julia C. Hsu ’14 serves the ball during the final heated sets against the Skidmore Thoroughbreds on Sunday afternoon. The Engineers earned their eighth consecutive victory, defeating the Thoroughbreds 6-3. MIT will play Simmons College this Saturday, April 23, at 1 p.m.
Steve Howland—The Tech
On Sunday, April 17, 20 teams participated in Zeta Psi’s “Dine & Dash” event to raise money for the Red Cross Pacific Tsunami Relief. Teams consisted of four runners, each of whom had to run a lap of the outdoor track, eat a cheeseburger from UBurger, and run another lap. The top finish was Phi Sigma with a time of 18 minutes 24 seconds. Zeta Psi raised $2,650 at the event. Fraternities, sororities, and clubs came out in support of the event, some humorously. The MIT Drama Club carried a giraffe as they ran, and members of the Aero-Disastro Course 16.5 Club juggled and unicycled their way around the track.
Biyeun M. Buczyk—The Tech
(Right to Left) Lauren H. Stephens ’14 at Bow, Lauren R. McGough ’12 at Two, and Juliann E. Lajoie ’13 at Three power the Susan Hockfield in Sunday morning’s race against Stanford. The Engineers lost to Stanford in both the first and second varsity eights. A day earlier, MIT defeated Buffalo, crossing the line at 7:12.96 to Buffalo’s 7:19.77.
Biyeun M. Buczyk—The Tech
Kelly Duncan ’11 weaves through Springfield College’s defense during the Women’s Lacrosse game this past Saturday. Springfield defeated MIT 15-9.
Nicholas Chornay—The Tech
(left) Kaba Modern, a hip-hop dance crew from Irvine, Calif., performs at the 13th Annual Grains of Rice, a celebration of Asian culture hosted by the MIT Asian American Association last Saturday evening in Walker. The group placed third in the first season of America’s Best Dance Crew.
Jaswanth Madhavan—The Tech
A bike repair station in front of the Koch Cancer Institute was one of the eco-friendly services provided as part of the Earth Day Fair on Thursday.
Manohar Srikanth—The Tech
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Lisa P. Jackson delivered the 11th annual Henry W. Kendall Memorial Lecture. The Kendall Memorial Lecture Series aims to expose the MIT community to issues in global change science.
Jaswanth Madhavan—The Tech
The MIT Electric Vehicle Team displays an old 1976 Porsche fitted with modern electric engines at the 2011 Earth Day Fair. Yesterday’s fair featured conservation groups and student organizations promoting eco-friendly policies.
Jaswanth madhavan—The Tech
A student signs up to be an MIT Green Ambassador. The MIT Green Ambassadors Program, supported by the MIT Campus Energy Task Force, seeks to empower a network of individuals across campus to promote sustainable initiatives and practices at MIT.
Biyeun M. Buczyk—The Tech
Alex W. Andrzejewski ’11 charges Babson College’s offense during the Men’s Lacrosse game this past Saturday. It was a close match, with Babson defeating MIT only by one point at 10-9. The final home game will take place tomorrow at 1 p.m.
Nicholas Chornay—The Tech
(above) “BU’s Got Talent” winner Brian Shih (BU ’12) demonstrates mastery of the Chinese Yo-yo at the 13th annual Grains of Rice, a celebration of Asian culture hosted by the MIT Asian American Association last Saturday evening in Walker. Other acts included the Harvard Wushu team, singer Joanne Y. Shih ’10, and Kaba Modern, an energetic hip-hop dance group from Irvine, Calif., who placed third in the first season of America’s Best Dance Crew.