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Last Published: April 14, 2016
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A crane lifted a piece of the skylight onto the Great Dome on Monday. The skylight is expected to be installed by January.



Cambridge elections workers start to receive results on Tuesday evening at the Cambridge Senior Center, 780 Massachusetts Avenue. The City’s 33 precincts deliver their counts electronically, as well as the physical ballots. Voter turnout was higher than usual in Cambridge, with some voters waiting in line for over an hour.



William C. Cutter conducts the MIT Concert Choir on Wednesday evening in Lobby 7 during their Community Sing.



The Cambridge Fire Department responded to MIT five times on Sunday night to vandalism by a Boston University student. Within a few minutes of each other, fire pull stations in the Student Center (W20) and Kresge Auditorium (W16) were pulled shortly before 10 p.m., evacuating both buildings. Within the next hour, the same happened in Building 13, where power was also lost throughout much of the building, presumably from the perpetrator flipping circuit breakers. In the next hour, the Fire Department returned another time in response to an alarm in Building 31 (the Sloan Automobile Lab). MIT Police apprehended the suspected vandal — apparently with the assistance of MIT people who chased and caught him — and said he was a BU student. The Fire Department returned to Bldg. 31 for the fifth and last time just after 11 p.m. in response to a water flow alarm. An emergency eyewash on the third floor had been activated, causing flooding on the third and second floors, and requiring Facilities electricians to come in and assess damage. Cambridge Fire finally left MIT around 11:55 p.m., and MIT Facilities restored power to Bldg. 31 an hour later.



At the MIT-Harvard snowball fight held outside the Cambridge Public Library on Sunday, Harvard students prepare to launch an attack.



MIT President L. Rafael Reif spoke last night before the Cambridge City Council in favor of MIT’s zoning petition for Kendall Square. It was the first time Reif had spoken before the council. He was accompanied by faculty luminaries like former chancellor Phillip L. Clay, Phillip A. Sharp, Robert P. Weinberg, and others.



Outgoing Dean for Undergraduate Education Daniel E. Hastings PhD ’80 and current Dean for Graduate Education Christine Ortiz at the picnic held in Dean Hastings’ honor on Monday afternoon.




Bike locks left behind after bicycles were removed from under Bldg. 9 in preparation for Obama’s visit.



MIT Police examine the area on the first floor of Building 2, where the incident took place.



MIT Police question Jason Reed in connection with a sexual assault shortly after 3:45 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Reed was charged with rape and trespassing.


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