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Connor Kirschbaum—The Tech
A Tech survey of over 2100 MIT undergraduates and graduate students conducted last year showed that only 2 percent of MIT students felt the Tea Party best represented their views. The overwhelming plurality of students — 48 percent — felt best aligned with the Democrats. Even the Green Party, with 4 percent, took a greater share than the Tea Party.
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Fingerstyle guitarist Andy McKee performs in Boston on Oct. 28.
Last October, The Tech surveyed over 2100 MIT undergraduate and graduate students about their political views. We asked whether students supported California Proposition 19, a measure to legalize and regulate marijuana. A majority — 54 percent — said they supported the measure, compared to only 41 percent of Americans overall. And while 52 percent of Americans said they did not support the measure, only 26 percent of MIT students said the same. A fifth of MIT respondents said they were unsure or offered no response.
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Christian Marclay’s The Clock focuses entirely on the concept of time.
Feng Wu—The Tech
Danielle Marie ’14 scattered leaves on the runway as she showed off an outfit from Free People at KATwalk. KATwalk, hosted by Kappa Alpha Theta, took place in Walker Memorial on Monday night.
Melissa Renée Schumacher—The Tech
Ruth D. Abrams ’14, Elana Ben-Akiva ’15, Noa Ghersin ’14, Benjamin Z. Niewood ’15, Elisabeth L. Rosen ’14, Sarah J. Toledano ’15, and Inbar S. Yamin ’15 decorated the MIT Sukkah on Tuesday night. The Sukkah will be on Kresge Oval until Oct. 18.
Christopher A. Maynor—The Tech
A Mechanical Engineering student launches an “angry bird” at targets downrange on Killian Court Friday afternoon. The energetic event was the culmination of several weeks’ worth of designing and building in 2.009 (The Product Engineering Process).
Melissa Renée Schumacher—The Tech
Hackers dressed the Alchemist in the likeness of Steve Jobs on Monday. There was also an Apple logo hack in Lobby 7 the same day — all in honor of the recently deceased visionary.
Christopher A. Maynor—The Tech
Members of LBGT@MIT hosted a colorful closet in Lobby 10 on Wednesday, a day after National Coming Out Day. Members of the MIT community were welcome to “come out” of the closet throughout the day.