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Children of different ages wearing Halloween costumes meet Tim the Beaver at HallowMIT on Saturday, the 27th of October at Z Center. The annual event is hosted by MIT Recreation and the Association for Student Activities, and is primarily a fun event for children.
EDITOR IN CHIEF
October 30, 2012
MIT was closed yesterday due to considerations for Hurricane Sandy. There were no classes, and all non-essential personnel were off work for the three shifts of the day. While most of MIT Medical was closed, Urgent Care remained open.
NEWS EDITOR
October 30, 2012
The potential “fiscal cliff” at the end of 2012 would slash the U.S. federal budget across the board, hitting the nearly $475 million MIT receives from the government each year for research. The Institute could see up to 10 percent cuts in its federal research funding, according to Vice President for Research and Associate Provost Claude R. Canizares.
MIT NEWS OFFICE
October 30, 2012
In the event that a giant asteroid is headed toward Earth, you’d better hope that it’s blindingly white. A pale asteroid would reflect sunlight — and over time, this bouncing of photons off its surface could create enough of a force to push the asteroid off its course.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
October 30, 2012
With more than one in three votes likely to be cast before Election Day this year, Republicans are stepping up their efforts to chip away at what has been a Democratic advantage in early voting in key battlegrounds like Ohio and North Carolina.



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