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Jessica Liu—The Tech
The corridor between Buildings 56 and 66 is closed until Feb. 21 in order to install a structure for the MIT 150 FAST Arts Festival. The festival, which celebrates the integration of art, science, and technology at MIT, kicked off with an exhibition of Stan VanDerBeek’s work from Feb. 3–5 and will culminate with the FAST Light event on MIT’s waterfront on May 7.
EDITOR IN CHIEF
February 18, 2011
Cambridge City Councillor Kenneth E. Reeves expressed deep misgivings over MIT’s plan to revitalize Kendall Square at this month’s Town Gown meeting, saying that MIT’s motives in the project may be driven by profit and that the Institute lacks expertise in building community spaces.
STAFF REPORTER
February 18, 2011
Quick! Take a clue, and break it down into keywords, finding out what it’s asking for. Rack your brain and generate a list of hundreds of possible answers to said question. Then evaluate each answer produced for validity, using varying types of evidence. Figure out the best possible choice and report it. And do it in two to six seconds. Such a process is routine for supercomputer Watson, explained David Gondek, an IBM researcher who spoke at MIT on Monday, just before Watson began its highly anticipated competition against human Jeopardy! champions Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings.
February 18, 2011
In an e-mail sent to undergraduate students yesterday evening, Undergraduate Association President Vrajesh Y. Modi ’11, Dormitory Council President Christina R. Johnson ’11, Dean for Undergraduate Education Daniel E. Hastings PhD ’80, and Dean for Student Life Chris Colombo announced that the schedule for Orientation 2011, with the exception of the start date of International Orientation, will not change. Residence Exploration (REX) will be the same length as it was last year.
COMPILED BY PEARLE LIPINSKI AND JOSEPH MAURER
February 18, 2011
The following incidents were reported to the Campus Police between Dec. 19 and Feb. 5. The dates below reflect the dates the incidents occurred. This information is compiled from the Campus Police’s crime log. The report does not include alarms, general service calls, or incidents not reported to the dispatcher.