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Articles by Sarah Weir

November 15, 2011
Earlier this month, news spread that Jerry Sandusky, former defensive coordinator for the Penn State football team, was arrested for sexually assaulting young boys from his charity, The Second Mile. Although he denies the charges, there is credible evidence against him.
September 6, 2011
Seventy-one-year-old James G. Serdy has been rowing with the MIT Rowing Club for the past four years. In addition to working at the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity, he wakes up to go rowing on the Charles from 6–8 a.m. every morning. James has “always been fascinated to watch the art of rowing,” he said.
April 29, 2011
The MIT Women’s Lacrosse team beat Wheaton 14-10 on Monday in a pivotal match on Roberts Field. The Engineers dominated in the first half, with only three turnovers and a total of 21 shots to Wheaton’s 10. Kathleen M. Kauffman ’12 and Laura M. Wacker ’13 scored MIT’s first five goals, with Wheaton’s Tess Meyer and Katie Powers each finding the goal for a 5-2 score to begin the game. However, Wheaton was then unable to respond, and the Engineers brought the half to an end with five unanswered goals and a 10-2 score.
April 5, 2011
Elizabeth L. “Beth” Stavely ’11, who was named an All-American diver this year at the NCAA Division III championship, enjoys falling from great heights. Before coming to MIT, Beth completed a skydiving course and earned her “A” license, which allows her to jump from an airplane alone. She has also been honing her daredevil skills by taking classes at a trapeze school in Reading, Mass., since the summer. This love for falling and soaring through the air may have begun in her early years when she started gymnastics at age 4. A competitive gymnast since elementary school, Beth continued with the sport here at MIT.
March 29, 2011
Following a shaky start, the MIT Engineers were able to overpower Smith College 9-3 on Saturday to win their first New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) lacrosse game of the season. A little over three minutes into the game, Smith’s Becky Bracken put the Pioneers on the board, giving them a 1-0 lead which stood for ten minutes, until MIT’s Kaitlyn L. Nealon ’14, assisted by Erica W. Little ’11, managed to tie the score.
December 7, 2010
Both the MIT women’s and men’s teams handily won the MIT Winter Invite held this weekend at the Zesiger center pool. The women’s team edged out second-place New York University by 381 points, and the men’s team beat the also second-place NYU team by 646 points.
November 9, 2010
In the New England regional finals this past Saturday, the MIT Women’s Rugby team fell to Bentley 29-15 in 80 minutes of play. As a result, they have ended their run in the playoffs and will be unable to defend their national title this year.
October 29, 2010
This past Saturday, the MIT Women’s Rugby team braved the wind and cold on Briggs field to take on Wheaton College in the first round of Regional playoffs. Despite some inconsistent play and early problems with penalties, they easily defeated Wheaton, 39-7. Undefeated in regular season play for the past three years, the Engineers are looking to defend their national title.
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