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Joanna Kao—The Tech
MIT and Harvard presidents Susan J. Hockfield and Drew Faust announce edX during Wednesday’s press conference. “We come together with conviction to say that online education is not an enemy of residential education, but rather a profoundly liberating and inspiring ally,” Hockfield said.
forest city enterprises
The north portion of Random Hall’s block is slated to become 300 Mass. Ave; a residential building is planned for two blocks north, on Sidney St.
Kenneth C. Cheung
The MIT cycling team won the Easter Collegiate Conference Cycling Championships last weekend, beating out top teams such as West Point and Harvard.
Tom Gearty
Mitchell H. Kates ’13 hustles past a defender in the Final Four game against Wisconsin-Whitewater on March 16.
“Reimagining Kendall Square,” p.5; The MIT Investment Management Company
MIT’s zoning proposal will address four areas of Kendall Square that MIT controls. The south side of Main Street; an extended outdoor “infinite corridor” from E25 to E53; a riverwalk from Point Park down Wadsworth Street to the Charles River; and the region between One Broadway and Broad Canal, where MIT intends to build a new building.
tiffany ira huang—The Tech
Plunger-wielding Bobby Strong (Trevor J. Mulchay ’15) leads a call to arms against potty oppression in MTG’s production of Urinetown.
Tiffany Ira Huang—The Tech
Protagonist Bobby Strong (Trevor J. Mulchay ’15) leads a rebellion in the MIT Musical Theatre Guild’s production of Urinetown, a “tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution.” The play will be performed on both Friday and Saturday evening at 8 p.m. in the Kresge Little Theater.
Kenneth C. Cheung
Four MIT riders in prime position fight for intermediary sprint points.
Tiffany Ira Huang—The Tech
Penelope Pennywise (Karen Hart ’11) leads a spirited rally during a scene in Urinetown, MTG’s newest production.
Joanna Kao—The Tech
Susan J. Hockfield smiles for the camera after the press conference introducing edX, MIT and Harvard’s new online learning collaboration.
Courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna. Photograph © Albertina, Vienna; Peter Ertl. Art © 2011 Alex Katz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
“Blue Umbrella,” now on view at the MFA, depicts Alex Katz’s wife and muse, Ada.
Source: “Reimagining Kendall Square,” p.22; The MIT Investment management company
Point Park in Kendall Square is at the south end of Main Street, where it meets Broadway, Wadsworth, Third Street. MITIMCo envisions that Wadsworth street, off the left edge of this photo, would be broadened into a wide riverwalk leading to the Charles. The globe fountain is Joe Davis’s 1989 sculpture: “Galaxy: Earth Sphere.”
“Mass Ave Mixed Use,” Forest City Zoning Petition.
Forest City has petitioned the city for zoning changes to permit building a new life sciences research building. The proposed building would have ground-floor retail frontage on Massachusetts Avenue, and a lobby passageway through from Mass. Ave. to Green Street. Additionally, Forest City proposes to build a residential development north of Sidney Street replacing much of the park that adjoins the firehouse.