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Last Published: April 14, 2016
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Dean of Admissions Marilee Jones (right) and Admissions Director of Communications Ben Jones (left) perform at Battle of the Bands with Ben's band, The Red Decade. Battle of the Bands is a charity event run by the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity to raise money for the Children's Hospital of Boston, part of the Children's Miracle Network. This year, over $2,100 was raised.



Samantha Palazzolo '10 with her pocket-sized Mooninite. East Campus hosted a Mooninite construction party for Campus Preview Weekend.



MIT hackers turned the windows of Building E25 into a giant stoplight on Saturday night.



The bridge closure took place so that the film studio might film the opening scene of 21, in which the main character (Ben Campbell) rides his bicycle across the Mass. Ave bridge. Here, actor Jim Sturgess rides his bicycle back across the bridge after a take.



The camera-helicopter lands on the Mass. Ave bridge during Sunday's filming. The 21 filmmakers used a helicopter-mounted camera extensively, even removing many of the lampposts on the Mass. Ave bridge so that the helicopter could fly closer to the action.



21 director Robert Luketic stares off into space during the last part of Sunday's filming.



Department of Conservation and Recreation officers worked alongside the State Police and the film studio's internal security to keep passersby off the Mass. Ave bridge during Sunday's filming.



Having closed the bridge to both pedestrian and vehicular traffic, the filmmakers used hired extras and professional drivers to simulate regular traffic during filming. Here, six hired cars and a motorcycle wait on the Cambridge side of the bridge for the go-ahead from the film crew.



Manufactured traffic crosses the Mass. Ave bridge during Sunday's filming. The camera was located at the end of a long truck-mounted boom (attached to the black truck, center) so that the camera could be positioned over the water.



Pseudolus (Timothy I. Abrahamson ’06) reluctantly pays two Proteans (Nicole M. O’Keeffe ’09, left, and Armen Babikyan, right) money that may or may not have obtained legitimately. MTG’s production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum runs for the next two weekends in Kresge Little Theater.


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