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Christine Reif, the president-elect’s wife, greets students in the Stata Center on Wednesday.
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Rafael Reif delivered remarks to students Wednesday evening, recounting his lifelong journey starting in Venezuela and culminating in his election to the MIT presidency this morning.
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Rafael Reif shakes hands with Paul M. Kominers ’12 at a student-sponsored reception for the president-elect.
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A “white cone” antenna, top center, will support enhanced cell phone reception inside MIT buildings.
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A wide angle shot of Kyaw’s bike and the tanker truck at the scene of the accident.
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Baker residents are forced to sleep in the fifth floor of the student center, among other places, on Sunday morning after a vandal discharged a fire extinguisher on the first, second, and third floors of the dormitory. The alarm went off at 2 a.m. and again at 4:30 a.m. that morning; residents were not allowed back in until 9:45 a.m.
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Student advisory group members gave Reif Brass Rat-style napkin rings as a welcoming gift.
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Rafael Reif will be MIT’s 17th president. At a press conference on Wednesday morning, Reif said he would commit his presidency to advancing education, as he has already been doing though the MITx/edX initiative.
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The State Police’s collision analysis and reconstruction drawing of the accident.
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A procession of past, present, and future MIT presidents enter 10-250 on Wednesday afternoon. From back, President-elect L. Rafael Reif, MIT’s 16th President Susan J. Hockfield, 15th President Charles M. Vest, and 14th President Paul E. Gray ’54
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Rafael Reif discusses his dedication to continue involvement with the MIT community.
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A flash mob wielding various flags of the world appeared shortly after President Hockfield’s speech. The mob danced in the middle of Killian Court before high-fiving Susan Hockfield personally.
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A schematic diagram of the equipment in the cell phone upgrade project.
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Local government and MIT administration officials, among many other faculty, students, and staff, gathered in 10-250 Wednesday afternoon to welcome President-elect L. Rafael Reif. Second row, from left: Cambridge City Manager Robert W. Healy, Cambridge Mayor Henrietta Davis, Chancellor Eric Grimson PhD ’80, Executive Vice President and Treasurer Israel Ruiz SM ’01, Vice President and Secretary of the MIT Corporation Kirk D. Kolenbrander, Dean for Graduate Education Christine Ortiz. First row, from left: Christine Reif, President-elect Rafael Reif, President Susan J. Hockfield, former President Charles M. Vest, and former President Paul E. Gray ’54.
Bruno B. F. Faviero—The Tech
Provost L. Rafael Reif and his wife Christine leave the Bush room in Building 10 shortly after his election as MIT’s 17th president. Reif will take over from President Susan J. Hockfield on July 2.
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Students were invited by the UA and GSC to meet the president-elect. Dozens showed up to meet Reif, hear brief remarks, and enjoy light refreshments.
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Student well-wishers left messages for the new president in a guestbook at a Stata Center meet-and-greet event.
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The Distributed Antenna System in place.
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Support equipment for AT&T’s “4G LTE” is currently being installed.
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Chancellor Grimson shakes hands with President Hockfield after commending her various accomplishments as president.
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DC power to the antennas and amplifiers is supplied by these power converters.
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The Tech has an exclusive interview with the new president after the Wednesday press conference.
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President Hockfield, taken by surprise at the sudden appearance of the flash mob after her speech.
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Captain America (Chris Evans) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in The Avengers.
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MIT celebrated their 16th president in Killian Court on Thursday. Hockfield makes a speech directed at the community, offering reflections of her time as president.
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Kyaw’s bike crushed beneath the tanker truck.
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Bryan Owens Bryson G and Amanda C. David ’13, both members of the student advisory group to the presidential search committee, welcomed Reif as president on Wednesday evening in the Stata Center.
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President-elect Rafael Reif greets students at an evening event in the Stata Center on Wednesday.
TIFFANY IRA HUANG—The Tech
Reif with pancakes! The president-elect serves pancakes to MIT students at the Flapjacks for Finals event at Lobdell on Sunday.
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Reif also received a poster-sized hacker’s map, which shows MIT’s underground tunnel network.
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A press conference was held on Wednesday on the sixth floor of the new Media Lab
By Manohar Srikanth Staff Photographer The idea behind the shot was to get the wide angle perspective of the Simmons Hall, with trail of clouds in the background. The vertical facade, because of the camera position and perspective, gives the illusion of a horizontal surface. To get the type of cloud trails displayed here, the sky needs a variety of scattered moving clouds. The camera needs to be set for a long exposure, typically minutes, depending on the desired length of trails and current speed of clouds. For this photo, the camera was put on remote bulb mode to expose for 95 seconds. The aperture was set to f/9 so that the depth of field is wide and also to reduce the amount of light coming into the camera over the long exposure. The focus was set to hyper-focal length corresponding to f/9, to obtained reasonable overall sharpness. Because the facades are not uniformly illuminated, a hand held flash gun was fired to fill light in darker areas. A sturdy tripod was used to avoid blurring due to wind. The editing steps involved correcting for exposure by editing the curves. The saturation was boosted to bring out the details in the colored windows. The image was edited in Photoshop to remove branches of the trees on the top side of the image. Aperture: ƒ/9.0 Exposure Time: 95.0 sec. Sensitivity: ISO 200 Effective Focal Length: 21 mm
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MIT students gather on Kresge Lawn Sunday evening to watch the UA’s showing of Pixar’s Up.
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Varun K. Ganesan ’14 and Aditya S. Kalluri ’13 open the Brohmance a capella concert, put on by the Ohms, on Saturday night.
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Rebecca A. Vasquez ’12 demonstrates the Narrow Rickshaw project at the D-Lab showcase at the MIT Museum on Saturday.