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Fireworks light up the sky in front of the Prudential Center, MIT’s 750 feet high (134.32 Smoot) “birthday card.”
June 10, 2011
The Cambridge Police Bomb Unit and MIT police responded early Tuesday morning to a report of “suspicious materials” — which looked similar to pipe bombs — in New House. Police evacuated New House and Next House, and cordoned off Amherst Alley near MacGregor. Six and a half hours later, MIT announced that the materials posed no threat to campus safety, and that the area was safe to re-enter.
June 10, 2011
The MIT150 celebrations ended with a literal bang at Toast to Tech last Saturday. The event, open to the entire MIT community and guests, included champagne, ice sculptures, dancing, an impressively large cake modeled after the MIT campus, and a 12-minute fireworks show over the Charles River.
June 10, 2011
On June 5 Peter A. Diamond PhD ’63 announced that he would withdraw his nomination to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Senate Republicans had repeatedly blocked President Barack Obama’s nomination of Diamond, an MIT professor of economics and the 2010 Nobel Prize winner. Diamond explained his decision and delivered an indictment to partisan politics in his June 6 New York Times opinion column “When a Nobel Prize Isn’t Enough.” Obama first named Diamond as a candidate to fill one of three long-standing vacancies on the Federal Reserve Board in April 2010.
June 10, 2011
MIT Vice President for Finance Israel Ruiz SM ’01 has been selected to succeed Theresa M. Stone SM ’76 as executive vice president and treasurer of MIT. The nomination, made by President Susan J. Hockfield and the Executive Committee of the MIT Corporation, will be confirmed by a vote of the full MIT Corporation at an annual meeting on Oct. 14.