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Aaron Swartz at a Boston Wiki Meetup, photographed in 2009.

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Building 12 could be demolished as early as Summer 2014, pending approval from the City of Cambridge. The building’s demolition will make way for the Nano-Materials, Structures, and Systems Lab (nMaSS), to be completed in 2018.


Mark Antony (Zachary D. Tribbett ’13) stands over the dead body of Julius Caesar (Christopher D. Smith ’13) in the MIT Shakespeare Ensemble’s performance of Julius Caesar.


Jazz vocalist Beth Logan Raffeld performs in Killian Hall on Feb. 14, 2013 as Keala Kaumeheiwa supplies the bass line. The Valentine’s Day jazz concert, sponsored by MIT Music and Theater Arts, also featured music professor John Harbison on the piano and wind ensemble director Fred Harris on the drums.


Aaron Swartz enters 16-004T on Jan. 4, 2011, face exposed.


Orestes (Paul E. Kreiner ’12) embraces his sister Elektra (HyoJeong Choi ’12) in the final scene, while a chorus member (Hrant Gharibyan ’13) lifts an elder woman (Jennifer Wang ’13) to an upper tier of the stage.


The characters played by Noah M. Arbesfeld ’13, Illan F. Halpern ’13, Cathy T. Zhang ’13, and Johari Frasier ’13 die at a party in Dramashop’s production of Margo Veil.

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The thousands of law enforcement officers present at fallen MIT police officer Sean Collier’s memorial were seated before a majority of MIT community members arrived at Briggs Field.

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More than 10,000 guests were in attendance at the Sean Collier memorial in Briggs Field.

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A hole in the wall of Bexley Hall’s entry 50 was part of vandalism that happened in the now-closed dorm. Bexley will be undergoing extensive renovations for up to the next three years.

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Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine.


Left to right: Kurt Diebner, Carl-Friederich von Weizsäcker, Otto Hahn, Werner Heisenberg, Paul Harteck, Walther Gerlach, Max von Laue, Horst Korsching (seated on floor), Karl Wirtz, and Erich Bagge in Operation Epsilon.

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A large American flag was suspended behind the stage at Sean Collier’s memorial by two firetruck ladders.

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Hundreds of paper cranes and origami flowers were draped on the MIT police cruiser in the Stata Center in honor of Officer Sean Collier.

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The Kendall T stop, as viewed from the Marriott Hotel.

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Chris A. Kaiser PhD ’87, former provost.

Vanessa Trevino—The Tech A resident of Bexley checks her email at Jonathan, the athena computer, while reading a sentimental letter sent out by another resident. The letter expressed the influence Bexley has had in his life and will continue to have over
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Nicholas J. Locascio ’16 pitches in an MIT baseball game against Babson College.

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A rendering of a possible design for MIT’s new eastern “gateway” at the Kendall T stop. The gateway is intended to mirror the grandeur of 77 Mass. Ave. The larger building in the right foreground will likely be a commercial office or lab building.

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Dennis Freeman PhD ’86, DUE.


Swartz enters 16-004T on Jan. 6, 2011, hiding behind helmet.

Vanessa Trevino—The Tech A lounge on the second floor of Bexley overlooking the courtyard. The dorm has many creative pockets where residents congregate.
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The Green Building at MIT was lit in tribute to MIT police officer Sean Collier on the night of April 19, 2013.


Allison M. Schneider (left) confronts Chris D. Smith ’13 and Emily K. Lydic ’14 in Dramashop’s dark comedy, No Exit.

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Boylston St. remained blocked off two days after the Marathon bombings. Blue and yellow flowers, representing the colors of the Boston Marathon, were tucked into the barricade near a makeshift memorial.

Nicole M. Power

Illustrations in Pritchett Lounge in Walker Memorial were edited by Bexlians after CAC expressed concerns about the “offensive” drawings. In August, former Bexley residents were given the lounge to use as a community space following the closure of Bexley Hall last spring.

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MIT police officer Kevin O’Connor paid tribute to fellow officer Sean Collier in front of Building 32 on Friday, April 19, 2013. Collier was killed near this location the previous night by the Marathon bombing suspects.

Vanessa Trevino—The Tech The mailroom at Bexley Hall with a composition of the 2006 residents and other quotes.
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An 18-year-old MIT student fell four stories through a skylight at fraternity Phi Sigma Kappa shortly after 11:30 p.m. on Sep. 11. The student did not sustain any life-threatening injuries.

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The Rhodes Scholar from MIT this year, John G. Mikhael ’13.

Vanessa Trevino—The Tech The Space Center lounge in the Bexment, Bexley’s basement, is a common space where students come together. Some of the murals date back to the 1970s and 80s. Many MIT alumni have fond memories of the Bexment and come back to see
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Chancellor Eric Grimson PhD ’80.


Elizabeth A. Dethy ’15 shoots during a field hockey game against Lasell College.


From left: Kate Monster (Caroline B. Aronoff ’15), Nicky (David Wright), and Princeton (Matthew S. Peairs G) in the MIT Musical Theater Guild’s production of Avenue Q.

Sarah Liu—The Tech

Racers sail downward to the finish during MIT Sailing’s Midweek Firefly Regatta.

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Bexley Hall closed for renovations that will take up to three years at the end of the 2012-2013 academic year.

Rachel E. Aviles—The Tech

Undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni waited to enter the Fall Career Fair on Friday, Sept. 20, in a line that went from the Z-Center, down Mass Ave and onto Amherst Street. The career fair provides opportunities to find internships and full-time positions, as well as collect lots of free “swag” from companies.

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Tucker T. Cheyne ’17 kicks for an extra point during a football game, helping the Engineers secure a win 56-36 against Maine Maritime Academy.

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Sarah G. Wilson ’16 prepares to shoot over a Wellesley College defender in a Women’s Water Polo scrimmage.

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James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) in Rush.

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