Articles by Omar Abudayyeh
October 7, 2008
Representatives from the Obama and McCain campaign faced off in last night’s presidential energy debate, co-sponsored by the MIT Energy Initiative and the MIT Energy Club. Both Jason Grumet, adviser to Obama, and James Woolsey, adviser to McCain, agreed that the US must reduce its oil dependence, but argued over financing a transition away from oil.
September 23, 2008
Known for his racial humor and “gay Indian” jokes, Canadian comedian Russell Peters will be headlining this year’s Fall Festival. Tickets for his show on Oct. 3 in Kresge went on sale for MIT students on Sept. 17 and can be ordered online for $15 at https://sao.mit.edu/tickets/.
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September 9, 2008
The Class of 2012’s performance on the advanced standing exams (ASEs) was markedly different from last year’s as freshman performed better on the biology exams but poorer on the physics exams. And for the second year, results on the newly rewritten Math Diagnostic for Physics Placement exam was used to limit enrollment to the popular 8.012 alternative to 8.01.