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Last Published: April 14, 2016
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Admissions Counselor Chris Peterson directs a new MIT Admissions video — a tour of MIT led by Tim the Beaver set to, and incorporating motifs from, the song “Pure Imagination.”

A water pipe broke under the Main Lot, between Buildings 3 and 5, shortly before 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 26. Water pressure cracked and lifted the asphalt in the middle of the parking lot, and overwhelmed the drains near the driveway under the Infinite Corridor in building 7. A pipe in the same lot burst in August, 2010, though that flooding was more substantial and took longer to subside. The water subsided about two hours after the initial flooding. Researchers at the Rohsenow Heat and Mass Transfer Laboratory, immediately next to the flooded driveway in the basement of the Infinite, expressed concern that waves from cars driving through would flood their lab — as happened in 2010.

Bruno B. F. Faviero ’15, a Tech staffer, tops a newly constructed snowman with a hat on Monday evening in front of the Student Center. Light snowfall blanketed Cambridge on Monday evening.

Prior to the start of Bad Ideas Weekend, a painted banner of the Green Building appeared under the dome in Lobby 7. The words “Bad Ideas” are displayed using red and black windows and a QR code taped to the bottom directs viewers to the main website for Bad Ideas,

Hackers used lighting gels to bathe the interior of Lobby 7 in purple. Like a similar display last year, the hack precedes the Relay for Life, a major fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. MIT will host a relay on March 10 in the Johnson Track.

Ahead of Saturday’s Relay for Life, groups around campus publicized the event by adopting its purple color scheme. For their part, hackers illuminated the great dome and other prominent areas of campus with purple light. As of press time, the American Cancer Society reports that 920 participants at MIT have raised a combined $55,753 to support cancer patients and research. Registration for the all-night event closes today.

One fake acrobat hangs from an aerial silk.

The residents of East Campus Second West make liquid nitrogen ice cream Thursday evening outside of the Z-Center during their annual CryoFAC event. They served several exotic ice cream flavors, including green tea, sea salt, and lemon.

On Wednesday, fake circus performers were scattered throughout Lobby 7, including a ringmaster who stood next to a plinth.

On Wednesday, a variety of fake acrobats and circus performers appeared in Lobby 7.

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