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Christopher A. Maynor—The Tech
Despite the cold, sophomores wait outside Kresge Auditorium for the Class of 2014 Ring Premiere last Friday evening. Some stood in line for hours in the hopes of getting a free gift.
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EDITOR IN CHIEF
Susan J. Hockfield, MIT's 16th president, announced this morning her decision to step down from the presidency after 7 years.
NEWS EDITOR
February 14, 2012
By 4 p.m. Friday afternoon, the promise of a surprise gift for the first 50 people in line for Ring Premiere had lured a crowd of sophomores to the doors of Kresge. Later that evening, we discovered that the first ones there got their purple tickets and went on their merry way, instead of having to jostle each other outside the door for four hours.
STAFF REPORTER
February 14, 2012
Photography startup Lytro came to Techfair this year to show off its new 3D camera, whose pictures can be refocused after the shot. They invited students for a hands-on demo of the unreleased product — what they didn’t expect was the deluge of resumes.
EXECUTIVE EDITOR
February 14, 2012
6.002 (Circuits and Electronics) will be the first course offered via MITx, announced late last year that has seen widespread praise but also faces questions from some faculty members. MIT has billed MITx as a way to enhance the on-campus education for MIT students and simultaneously offer MIT courses, largely free, to the rest of the world.
February 14, 2012



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