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Last Published: April 14, 2016
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Patrick Bryan throws a gymnastics-inspired trick on the back of a pickup truck after learning it just ten minutes before the beginning of the competition.

Yoann Leroux meditates on the top of a fork lift during the practice session in anticipation for throwing a difficult and dangerous backflip in the preliminary competition. He also spent nearly 15 minutes placing sandpaper on various portions of the top of the lift

Patrick Bryan side flips off the tire after running off the stairs behind him during the practice session.

Pip Andersen, who took home 2nd place, jumps from the top of a van to the side of a pickup truck during the practice session.

Michael Turner, one of eight athletes featured in MTV’s Ultimate Parkour Challenge, does a roll over a small patch of grass in City Hall Plaza.

On Tuesday, September 21, MIT announced the closing of PBE, after the IFC placed a four-year suspension on the fraternity.

Four recent robberies have occurred in the areas just north of the MIT campus, probably committed by the same suspects, police say. The first two robberies, last week Friday occurred within 45 minutes of each other, and the next two on Tuesday night within 15 minutes.

MIT plans to develop its real estate at 298-334 Mass Ave. A five-story, 240,000 square foot facility will replace buildings just north of Random Hall.

President Susan J. Hockfield spoke Friday about the uniqueness of the MIT community and thanked the MIT 150 steering committee for their work in putting together the MIT 150 exhibit. The exhibit floor at the MIT Museum was packed with students, alumni, and faculty. There were 657 people in the exhibit by the end of the speeches.

John R. Durant, Director of the MIT Museum and Historical Collections, spoke Friday at the press opening of the MIT 150 exhibit, giving perspective on the process of creating the exhibit. He spoke of a museum worker who had to bring back a slice of H.M.’s brain, one of the most studied brains in the world, from California and joked with the audience, asking them to imagine going through airport security with a slice of a brain.

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