Salman A. Khan ’98 will deliver the keynote address at the 2012 Commencement. Khan is known for founding Khan Academy, a popular online educational resource — more popular, even, than MIT’s OpenCourseWare.
Situation for Noon Eastern Time, Tuesday, December 6, 2011
infographic by sarah ritter
2011 set a record for the number of IAP externship applications through the MIT Externship Program — 636 undergraduates and 122 graduates applied. Each student was allowed to apply to up to three internships, for a total of 1807 applications. 380 student-internship matches were made by the Alumni Association, and 294 students accepted their match.
Christopher A. Maynor—The Tech
MIT Department of Economics professor Parag Pathak gives a talk on Friday afternoon concerning the improvement of education in America. The event was hosted by MIT’s Undergraduate Economics Association.
Bruno B. F. FAviero—The Tech
The Logarhythms perform “Superlogs” with their alumni — a longtime tradition — at their winter concert “Bright Lights” last Friday.
Bruno B. F. Faviero—The tech
Nathan M. Robert ’13 hugs fellow Logarhythms member and musical director Edward T. “Eddie” Kim onstage during their winter concert last Friday. This was Kim’s last performance of the year before he takes time off from MIT to serve in the South Korean military.
Bruno B. F. Faviero—the tech
Three gingerbread houses paid homage to MIT at Friday’s Gingerbread House Building Contest, sponsored by MedLinks. The gingerbread house on the right was made to resemble the Stata Center.
Jared L. Wong—The Tech
Whitney S. Loo ’15 competes in the final heat of the Women’s 200 Butterfly on Saturday. MIT Swimming and Diving hosted their Winter Invitational this weekend.