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Nick Chornay—The Tech
An eastern gateway to MIT at the current site of the T stop across from the Marriott Hotel is part of MITIMCo’s vision for Kendall Square. One possible view of the gateway is depicted in this model, which sits in a room on the ground floor of 1 Broadway, where there will be an open house on Saturday, March 23, at 10 a.m. and on Tuesday, March 26, at 6 p.m. MIT would like to develop the area for a mixture of commercial, residential, and “innovation” purposes, with open spaces and inviting storefronts at the street level.
March 22, 2013
A fake email that appeared to be sent by President L. Rafael Reif addressing all of MIT was sent to all MIT dorms around 1 a.m. early Wednesday morning, announcing that all classes would be cancelled that day, due to “threatening requests” regarding the Swartz case. The email followed a letter from Reif on Tuesday to the MIT community laying out the Institute’s plans for releasing evidence from the Swartz case.
March 22, 2013
MIT’s Kendall upzoning petition to Cambridge, which would allow for the construction of new commercial and residential towers on the east side of campus, expires on April 15. As that deadline nears, executives of MIT and the MIT Investment Management Company (MITIMCo) have been eager to see the City Council approve the petition, even as the conversation within MIT has exposed a rift between the proposal’s supporters and opponents.
March 22, 2013
Planning on staying on-campus this summer? Three dorms — East Campus (East Parallel), MacGregor, and Senior House — will house undergraduates this summer. Two of them, MacGregor and Senior House, also housed undergraduate students last summer.
March 22, 2013
Loose bricks on Random Hall’s exterior were discovered in a recent inspection of the dormitory, raising safety concerns.