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HackMIT, one of the largest college hackathons, draws undergraduate students from all over the country. This year, two of the top eight teams were disqualified after an investigation by HackMIT organizers.

November 7, 2014
Two of HackMIT’s top eight finalists were disqualified last month after it was discovered that they had “misrepresented” what they accomplished, according to a HackMIT blog post. One of the teams, a group of three MIT sophomores calling themselves Seamless, originally came in second and were awarded $3,000. The other team, AgileAssault, did not make the top three, but received a $1,000 prize for placing in the top eight.
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November 7, 2014
MIT will hold a kickoff next week for the “It’s On Us” campaign, a national initiative to promote sexual assault awareness on college campuses.
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November 7, 2014
The much-anticipated MIT Bitcoin Project launched last week, giving students one week to register as participants. Students who signed up and completed a survey by midnight last Sunday will receive $100 in bitcoin over the next month as the distribution phase of the project begins, though bitcoin has been distributed to some students already.
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November 7, 2014



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