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Children learn the inner workings of a joystick-controlled robotic manipulator during a technology demonstration at the Stata Center during MIT’s Under The Dome open house celebration on Saturday afternoon. Approximately 20,000 attendees visited campus for the first open house in over 30 years, part of MIT’s 150th anniversary celebrations. For more photos of Under The Dome, see p. 11.
EDITOR IN CHIEF
May 3, 2011
To the outside world, MIT can be an intimidating place. Films like Good Will Hunting and 21 have portrayed the Institute as an exclusive — and sometimes snobbish — club of scientists and engineers. Last Saturday, MIT set out to change all that by hosting its first open house in more than 30 years, dubbed “Under the Dome.”
May 3, 2011
Students moving into Maseeh Hall next term will not be able to enter the re-adjustment lottery. Maseeh Hall is an RBA dorm, and like McCormick, students who place in Maseeh in the summer lottery will have to live in that dorm. Virginia L. Nicholson ’12, Phoenix Group president, confirms that Maseeh will still participate in REX, but students will not have the option to move into Maseeh in the re-adjustment lottery — which about a third of incoming freshmen enter. The dorm will still hold events open to the entire campus.
STAFF REPORTER
May 3, 2011
Human embryonic stem cell researchers — at MIT and elsewhere — can rest easy … at least for now.
May 3, 2011
Emily Zhao ’12, UA Finance Board chair, reported yesterday to the UA Senate that two groups asked for funding from the new Medium Events Fund (MEF), Finboard’s newest allocation fund. The MEF was created earlier this semester with the intent of funding events that were too small for the Large Event Fund (LEF) and too expensive for student groups to fund on their own.