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Last Published: April 2, 2015
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Building 12 as seen from Building 24 on Sunday, March 29. The building, about one quarter of the way through demolition, will make way for the new MIT.nano facility, which is expected to be complete by 2018.

EDITORS
April 2, 2015
A vote to launch an undergraduate-wide recall election of Undergraduate Association President Shruti Sharma ’15 narrowly failed to pass in the regularly scheduled UA Council meeting on Wednesday, which at points bordered on disorder.
ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITORS
April 2, 2015
After calling just four witnesses, the defense in the Boston Marathon bombing trial rested its case on Tuesday, clearing the way for closing arguments to be held next Monday, April 6. Closing statements will be followed by the second phase of the trial — the penalty phase — if defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is convicted.
NEWS EDITOR
April 2, 2015
The Undergraduate Association Judicial Board issued a decision last week which found that UA President Shruti Sharma ’15 had authorized a “constitutionally inappropriate” transaction when she transferred an unbudgeted $12,500 to fund Lil B’s November visit to MIT.
NEWS EDITOR
April 2, 2015
Three tickets spoke at the annual Undergraduate Association president/vice-president debate, co-hosted by The Tech and the UA, on Tuesday evening.
STAFF REPORTER
April 2, 2015
While Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings and the murder of MIT Police officer Sean Collier, was leaning into Collier’s police cruiser at around 10:30 p.m. on April 18, 2013, MIT graduate student Nathan Harman rode his bicycle past.
April 2, 2015
Michael Stonebraker, a researcher at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, won the 2014 Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) A.M. Turing Award for fundamental contributions in modern database systems on March 25.
April 2, 2015
STAFF METEOROLOGIST
April 2, 2015
There will be a chance of rain to end the week as a low-pressure system passing through Ontario might reach out far enough to bring us some rain in Cambridge as it moves eastward to the north. On Friday, the warm air that it brings could bring us the first high above 60°F since Dec. 1, though the possibility of rain could stop us from enjoying it. The temperatures throughout the weekend should stay above freezing with the exception of an hour or two late at night.
April 2, 2015
A headline in last Thursday’s issue read: “UA rejects proposals for campus-wide events.” In fact, the proposal was supported by the UA executive board but was ultimately rejected by a vote of the UA council.