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Jessica L. WASS—The Tech
Aaron L. Scheinberg, a graduate student in Course 12, dances with a visiting scholar from Boston University at Wednesday night’s dance hosted by the Lindy Hop Society. Scheinberg says he enjoys swing dancing because of the momentum of the music.
Joanna Kao—The Tech
Michael G. Zomnir ’11 dives to retrieve a ball during a first-round match on Friday night. This weekend was Zomnir’s last match at MIT. During the final, Zomnir played a very close match, losing by only two points in the fifth game.
Situation for Noon Eastern Time, Tuesday, March March, 2011
Manohar B. Srikanth
Chairman of the MIT Corporation John S. Reed ’61 speaks to the Undergraduate Association Senate on Monday evening in W20-400. Reed spoke on the endowment, deferred maintenance, and student life.
Meng Heng Touch—The Tech
Manohar B. Srikanth
Eric J. Roselli ’11 dives off the starting block during the 500-meter freestyle event on Friday. The Men’s Swimming and Diving team defended their title this past weekend to win their third straight NEWMAC Championship.
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Aislyn Schalck—The Tech
Yuanyu Chen—The Tech
On Monday evening, the sword disappeared from the anvil in Lobby 7 and reappeared in front of the Chancellor’s office in Building 10. A plaque accompanies the sword. It reads: “On the Night of February 28th, 2011, Professor W. Eric L. Grimson PhD ’80 Drew This Sword from the Stone and Anvil in Lobby 7, Proving Himself Worthy of Chancellorship.” The anvil remained in Lobby 7.
Yuanyu Chen—The Tech
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.
Manohar B. Srikanth
Patrick J. Vatterott ’13 and David R. Thomas ’12 block a shot during the men’s volleyball match against Lesley University on Feb. 21. MIT won 25-9, 25-17, and 25-17 to improve their record to 16-4 overall.