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Joseph Maurer—The Tech
A student jumps into a snow pile from the third floor of Novartis’ parking garage at Cross and Albany Streets on Saturday. The snow pile blocked most of Cross St. across from Edgerton House, and gathered a crowd of a dozen. About half a dozen additional students took the plunge into the loosely packed snow.
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
February 12, 2013
Winter storm “Nemo” (as named by The Weather Channel) swept through Cambridge this past weekend, dumping 24.9 inches of snow and leaving much of New England in disarray. MIT was closed on Friday, on Saturday, and for the first two work shifts on Sunday. The storm was the fifth largest snowstorm to hit Boston in recorded history.
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
February 12, 2013
MIT closed on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 for a winter storm that hit the Boston area — 24.9 inches of snow fell at Boston Logan Airport over the weekend. MIT had an Institute-wide snowball fight in Killian Court at 4:05 p.m.
STAFF REPORTER
February 12, 2013
This year, 25.9 percent of freshmen were offered early sophomore standing, down slightly from last year’s 26.9 percent. Of the 296 eligible, 134 freshmen have accepted so far. Offers were sent out in late November by the Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education Julie B. Norman. Although freshmen have until Add Date, March 8, to accept, Norman does not expect the number to rise significantly.
MIT NEWS OFFICE
February 12, 2013
Institute Professor emeritus Nevin S. Scrimshaw, who founded MIT’s former Department of Nutrition and Food Science, died in Plymouth, N.H., on Friday, Feb. 8. He was 95 and died of congestive heart failure.




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