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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.
Emily Kellison-Linn—The Tech
Joi Ito, Director of the Media Lab, speaks about the creation of the Director’s Fellows program.
Christopher a. Maynor—The Tech
Jamal A. Elkhader ’13 performs at the nth Annual Concert in Bad Taste in front of a rowdy audience in 26-100 on Saturday evening as streams of toilet paper thrown by crowd members fly by.
Christopher A. Maynor—The Tech
Members of the crowd during the nth Annual Concert in Bad Taste throw rolls of toilet paper around in 26-100.
Nicholas J. Chornay
“Husband to hot wife, father of five, comedian, actor, writer, [and] former sleeper” Jim Gaffigan performed last Friday night in front of a packed Kresge Auditorium. His jokes spanned a wide range of topics, often food-related. The show was sponsored by the SHASS Department’s de Florez Fund for Humor, and tickets were given to MIT students, faculty, and staff via a lottery.
Priya Garg—The Tech
(left to right) Jorge Malibran Angel G, Roberto J. Melendez ’12, and Kevin Kung G discuss a possible project at the 28-hour International Development (ID) Hackathon last Friday, Feb. 22. Co-hosted by the MIT Global Poverty Initiative and Harvard Developers for Development at the Microsoft NERD center, ID Hack brought together hackers and NGOs from the greater Boston area to work on projects that will make an impact on international development. At the kickoff on Friday evening, over thirty groups pitched ideas to developers, engineers and innovators. After, the entire group mixed to form teams to hack on specific projects.