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Emily Kellison-Linn—The Tech
MIT Bhangra performs in the Student Center Friday night at Ring the Alarm, an annual dance competition held by Mocha Moves with competing teams coming from colleges all over the Boston area. MIT Bhangra ended up winning the competition.
November 20, 2012
EdX now has now broken into the community college sphere. President of edX, Anant Agarwal, and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced yesterday at a press conference that students at Bunker Hill and Massachusetts Bay Community Colleges would be able to take an adapted version of 6.00x for credit starting in Spring 2013. This is the first partnership of edX with a community college and one of the first times a private institution (such as MIT or Harvard) has collaborated with a public institution to improve the quality of class content, according to Paul Reville, Massachusetts secretary of education.
November 20, 2012
Yesterday, Hubway began a “phased seasonal shutdown” of its stations in preparation for the winter, according to a post on its website. It will be closing up to six stations per day.
November 20, 2012
On a windy Tuesday night this past week, the Lecture Series Committee ran a presentation centered around one of the most prominent references to MIT in pop culture. In the dimly light room 26-100 stood Jeff Ma ’94, the inspiration for the main character of the movie being screened: 21. Next to him was Ben Mezrich, renowned author of Bringing Down the House, which piqued Kevin Spacey’s interest in a story of MIT nerds taking down Las Vegas’ casinos (Spacey played an MIT lecturer who coached the team).
November 20, 2012
On Friday, the government filed its consolidated reply to various motions to suppress evidence in U.S. v. Aaron Swartz. Swartz is being prosecuted for hiding a laptop at MIT and mass downloading millions of journal articles from JSTOR from 2010–2011.

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