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The theme of this year’s 2.007 (Design and Manufacturing I) competition was “MIT’s Greatest Hacks” in honor of the Institute’s 150th anniversary. The four tasks that the teams’ robots had to complete were placing a police car on the dome, pulling the Caltech cannon, dropping five bouncing balls, and inflating a weather balloon on the Harvard football field.
STAFF REPORTER
May 6, 2011
The relationship between student groups in Walker Memorial and the administration has improved in the past few months with the formation of the Walker Memorial Assessment Team. In late March, the Graduate Student Council Task Force on Walker Memorial formally joined with the administration to form the team, chaired by Associate Provost Martin A. Schmidt PhD ’88. Representatives from the Undergraduate Association, the Music and Theater Arts faculty, Dean of Student Life Costantino Colombo, Dean of Graduate Student Education Christine Ortiz, and several faculty support staff are also part of the coalition.
STAFF REPORTER
May 6, 2011
The familiar sound of bells has been resurrected at the Kendall T Station after a 13-month restoration effort of Pythagoras by the MIT Kendall Band Preservation Society. The swinging set of aluminum chimes — controlled via handles mounted on the walls of the station — was created by local artist Paul Matisse for the station 23 years ago. It deteriorated to the point where the platform controls became dysfunctional in 2007 due to wear and tear.
May 6, 2011
Are MIT students happier on Fridays? Do midterms prevent students from smiling? Does the weather influence the mood of the campus?
May 6, 2011
A motion to bring end-of-term academic regulations for graduate courses in line with those for undergraduate course was voted down at the April 20 faculty meeting. The motion proposed changes to Sections 2.52, 2.53, and 2.54 of the Rules and Regulations of the Faculty, which address regulations for final examinations and assignments after the last class date. Sections 2.53 and 2.54 differentiate between undergraduate and graduate coursework regulations, respectively. The motion was sponsored by Adam Albright, chair of the Committee on Curricula; Stephen C. Graves, chair of the Committee on Graduate Programs; and Steven R. Hall ’80, chair of the Committee on the Undergraduate Program.




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