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On Sunday morning, hackers placed a sword stuck in an anvil on one of the pedestals in Lobby 7. The hack, presumably to welcome the new chancellor, has a plaque inscribed “Who So Pulleth Out This Sword of this Stone and Anvil is the Rightwise Born Chancellor of The Institvte,” a reference to the novel and movie The Sword in the Stone. The sword is adorned with a number of MIT references: “Massachvsetts Institvte of Technology” and “MDCCCLXI,” the year the Institute was founded, are engraved on the blade; the bolt heads on the hilt spell out “X + I” to represent 2011; and the MIT seal is on the handle of the sword.
STAFF REPORTER
March 1, 2011
R&B will be the musical style of choice at this year’s annual MIT Spring Weekend Concert. Jason Derülo, known for his hits “Ridin’ Solo” and “Whatcha Say,” will headline the concert. Contemporary R&B artist Janelle Monae will be opening. The concert will take place on April 29, 8 p.m at Johnson Ice Rink.
EDITOR IN CHIEF
March 1, 2011
Chairman of the MIT Corporation John S. Reed ’61 spoke at last night’s UA Senate meeting, addressing student concerns over deferred maintenance, student life, academic policy, and budget plans. Last night’s meeting marks the first time Reed has spoken at the Senate since his election to the Corporation on June 4 last year.
March 1, 2011
As of the official late petition deadline yesterday at noon, only one pair of candidates had announced their intention to run for UA President and Vice President. Allan E. Miramonti ’13 and Alec C. Lai ’13 are the only candidates for president and vice president, respectively, although it is possible that write-in candidacies could be announced in the coming weeks.
March 1, 2011
The Broad Institute has begun planning for an extension on 75 Ames St., an open lot behind its central 7 Cambridge Center campus. In an e-mail addressed to members of the Broad community last Friday, Alan Fein, executive vice president and deputy director of the Broad Institute, said that three of Broad’s buildings — located at 320 Charles St., 301 Binney St., and 5 Cambridge Center — have leases which will expire in the next 3–4 years. According to the e-mail, the new building would serve to consolidate these existing buildings and would have more total space.




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