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MIT and Cambridge police responded to a report of a gunman with a long rifle and body armor at 77 Massachusetts Avenue at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The tip said that the gunman was going after L. Rafael Reif in retaliation for Aaron Swartz’s death. The report was later determined to be a hoax after police finished searching room-to-room in MIT’s Main Group Buildings. Students were first notified of the situation over an hour after police began closing off the area.
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
February 26, 2013
The Cambridge Police received a false report early Saturday morning of a “male with a large firearm and wearing body armor” at 77 Massachusetts Avenue. The report was declared to be false around 2.5 hours later after MIT and Cambridge police searched each building room-to-room. Students were not notified of the situation until after an hour after the initial tip.
STAFF REPORTER
February 26, 2013
What does the co-creator of Lost and director of the next Star Wars film have to do with an international chess grandmaster? A successful fashion designer? The author of a New York Times bestseller? All are members of the MIT Media Lab’s first group of Director’s Fellows, announced last month in a Media Lab blog post.
February 26, 2013
The City of Cambridge released ridership statistics on the Hubway bikeshare program last week. Since its launch in late July 2012, Hubway has proven successful at attracting daily bike riders, especially in the MIT vicinity.
February 26, 2013



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