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Rachel E. Aviles—The Tech

At the first Festival of Bad Ad Hoc Hypotheses, Emcee Ben Lillie uses a decibel meter to gauge the audience reaction to each presentation. Zach Wienersmith, the cartoonist of the popular web comic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, combines this reading with the judges scores to select the winner. Held in Kresge Auditorium, this event judged contestants’s ability to present their incorrect but well reasoned hypothesis about evolutionary theory.

October 8, 2013
It was 4 a.m., and amid the empty food wrappers and power cables, still hundreds in Johnson Ice Rink were awake, their bloodshot eyes glued to laptop screens.
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October 8, 2013
The Undergraduate Association announced the results of the 2017 Class Council elections in an email to the class on Friday night, after a week of voting. The freshman class elected Liana R. Ilutzi ’17 as president, Sophia Liu ’17 as vice president, Pragya Tooteja ’17 as treasurer, Larkin V. Sayre ’17 as secretary, Frederick O. Daso ’17 and Nicole Lu ’17 as publicity chairs, an Evan C. “Charlie” Andrews-Jubelt ’17 and Mohamed H. Kane ’17 as social chairs.
October 8, 2013
Times of Higher Education’s World University Rankings ranked MIT first in Engineering and Technology, second in life and physical sciences, tied for second (with Oxford) for social sciences. The overall ranking is an improvement from last year, when MIT was ranked 7th. Caltech was ranked first overall for the third year in a row.
October 8, 2013


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