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Last Published: January 27, 2015
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A high school student tests his plane for the Wright Stuff event.

EDITOR IN CHIEF
January 27, 2015
A 32-year-old woman living in France has provided Inside Higher Ed with records of sexually explicit messages from former professor Walter Lewin — the same materials that she had sent to MIT and which had served as the basis for a sexual harassment investigation that led to the revocation of Lewin’s emeritus title and the removal of his popular online physics lecture videos.
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January 27, 2015
Beginning in February, the Resources for Easing Friction and Stress (REFS) initiatives will expand to include a program whose services will be available to the general graduate-student community.
January 27, 2015
Amongst impending snowfalls and ominous storm warnings, MIT cancelled classes for Tuesday, Jan. 27 and left Wednesday’s opening time pending at 7 a.m. due to the passage of a potentially “historic” storm.
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January 27, 2015
Professor Silvio Micali succeeded Professor Bill Freeman as Associate Head of MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) on Jan. 15.
January 27, 2015
Daniel Kang ’15 has won the Churchill Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge, England.
January 27, 2015
STAFF METEOROLOGIST
January 27, 2015
Bitter cold temperatures, rampant snowfall, and near-hurricane-force winds will accompany what is likely to be a record-setting winter storm. Originating from Alberta, Canada, the system is now tracking up the eastern coast of New England and wreaking havoc for millions. On Tuesday morning the low will undergo rapid intensification in a process called “bombogenesis,” with central pressure dropping more than 24 millibars in 24 hours. Tuesday’s weather will consist of heavy snowfall and whiteout conditions as the system slowly pivots around the southeastern coast of Cape Cod. With persistent northerly winds gusting to 50 mph, expect blizzard conditions and subzero windchill values.
January 27, 2015
An article published about the preliminary report for the MIT Innovation Initiative in the Friday, Dec. 5 issue of The Tech incorrectly stated that the full name of the MITES program was the “Minor” Introduction to Science and Technology instead of the “Minority” Introduction to Science and Technology.