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Elijah Mena—The Tech
President L. Rafael Reif leads a conversation about the future of MIT and online education, among other things, at Sidney-Pacific on Tuesday evening. The discussion, as part of the Sidney-Pacific Distinguished Lecture Series, was attended by several dozen members of the community.
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Christopher A. Maynor—The Tech
Located on Mass. Ave. in Cambridge, Veggie Galaxy serves a wide variety of vegan foods like mushroom chickpea burgers and stuffed french toast.
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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, a two-part animated adaptation of Frank Miller’s 1986 comic book “The Dark Knight Returns,” portrays an aging Batman and his return to fighting crime in Gotham City.
Elijah Mena—The Tech
Harvard professor Steven Pinker gives a lecture entitled “The Evolution Psychology of Religion: Do We Have a ‘God Gene’ or a ‘God Module?’” to a packed auditorium. The talk, which was held in 32-123 on Thursday evening, was the first of a six-lecture series sponsored by the Secular Society and The Baker Foundation. Pinker discussed whether the propensity to believe in religion is an adaptation, a product of Darwinian natural selection, or a by-product of adaptations.
Tami Forrester—The Tech
The BETH (Benevolent Technologies for Health) Project team won the $10,000 Daniel M. Lewin Grand Prize of the MIT $100K Accelerate Contest held this Tuesday, Feb. 19, in Walker Memorial. They were one of eight finalist teams to pitch their entrepreneurial projects before a panel of judges for a shot at winning the grand prize.
David Da He—The Tech
The Barker Reading Room under the Great Dome has reopened with a new oculus. Starting Feb. 27, it will become a 24-hour study space, with MIT ID access for after hours.
Christopher A. Maynor— The Tech
Sarah G. Wilson ‘16 prepares to shoot over a Wellesley College defender in a Women’s Water Polo scrimmage on Wednesday night at the Zesiger Center Pool. MIT Women’s Club Water Polo was founded in the mid ‘80s and has made many strong showings in the North Atlantic Division of the Collegiate Water Polo Association since its inception. This season, the team has thirteen new players as well as five returning starters. The team will be playing Wellesley once again on March 2 at Bates College.
Elisabeth L. Rosen
Anirudh Prabhu ’15 makes an entrance, pants down and a rose in his teeth, at the Camp Kesem Date Auction last Friday evening. Men and women of the MIT community are auctioned off to buyers in the audience in the event which is organized by Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and the proceeds go to Camp Kesem, a camp for children whose parents have or have had cancer. This year, the event raised over $7,600, over $1,000 more than the amount that last year’s auction raised.