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Articles by Ramya Sankar

April 28, 2009
“All of a sudden you hear a buzz and it gets louder, and as you turn onto Route 16, the buzz turns into a roar of sound,” said Melissa Gymrek ’11, recalling what she heard after mile ten of the Boston Marathon.
March 31, 2009
Many of the items on the agenda of Undergraduate Association president-elect Michael A. Bennie ‘10 and vice president-elect Margaret K. Delano focus on improving UA transparency and fostering communication between students and the administration. The Tech sat down with Bennie and Delano to discuss their plans for office.
March 13, 2009
Space, at first glance, was “hard to look at,” said Greg E. Chamitoff PhD ’92. Exciting as it may have been to travel out of this world and fulfill a childhood dream to become an astronaut, “when you first get up there you are not feeling good so it is hard to look at it at first,” he said.
Video Interview with Astronaut Greg E. Chamitoff »
March 10, 2009
The Fourth Annual MIT Energy Conference brought together over 1000 people this past weekend to talk about the future of energy, how technology is involved, and how MIT can help.
February 27, 2009
A team of four engineers prototyping a creation — sounds like a group project at MIT, right? The only difference? These engineers are on TV, in a new show “Prototype This” which aired on the Discovery Channel last October. One of the engineers is a former Senior House Graduate Resident Tutor, Andrew Brooks PhD ’07.
February 3, 2009
Several important events relating to changes in housing policies and hacking incidents affected students in the past year. Student perception of being omitted in several important decisions led to the creation of a student group voicing these concerns. A newly formed Task Force attempted to tackle some of these concerns and increase student involvement in the decision-making process.
November 25, 2008
I was a little skeptical walking into a movie centered on the premise of finding a lost love. In the interest of full disclosure, I’m not a fan of the romance genre. I decided to go into “Slumdog Millionaire” with an open mind and was pleasantly surprised.
November 18, 2008
Thousands of people gathered at Boston City Hall on Saturday to rally against the passage of Proposition 8, the recent ban on same-sex marriage in California.
October 28, 2008
“That is not possible,” thought Professor John Ochsendorf when he got the call from the MacArthur Foundation President, Jonathon F. Fanton. On September 15th, Ochsendorf, an associate professor of Architecture, was in his office with a student when he received a phone call asking if he was alone and sitting down.
October 21, 2008
The renovation of W1 into a new undergraduate dormitory has become a casualty of the recent economic downturn, as administrators have postponed construction by at least a year. Meanwhile, the future is uncertain for the group of undergraduates currently in Ashdown House who were slated to move into W1 in 2010.
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