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Photos by Logan P. Williams

David R. Thomas ’12 serves during the men’s volleyball game against Wentworth Institute of Technology on Saturday. MIT defeated Wentworth 3-0 in the match.

Chancellor Phillip Clay welcomes prospective freshmen of the Class of 2014 to MIT on Friday morning at Kresge Auditorium. Professors Nancy Kanwisher of the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Jonathan Gruber of the Department of Economics also spoke at the event.

Jeffrey Y. Warren G, Nathan Cook, and John P. Murphy ’10 prepare to launch a helium balloon from McDermott Court on Tuesday as part of Microdot, a temporary autonomous nation bounded by the circular lawn. The balloon was used to take photos and create a map of Microdot.

Voters leave Kresge Auditorium on Tuesday evening after casting their votes in the midterm elections. Kresge was a Cambridge polling place for Precincts 2 and 3 in Ward 2.

Logan M. Trimble ’13 exchanges an incandescent light bulb for a new compact fluorescent from Jennifer K. Liu ’14 in Burton Conner on Monday evening. The UA Committee on Sustainability is going door-to-door in every dorm this week to offer free replacement bulbs to residents.

New Sloan building (E62), Sept. 17.

Adjacent to the MIT Coop, the courtyard by the Kendall Marriott is being renovated this winter by the owner of 3 Cambridge Center, Boston Properties. The existing plaza will be demolished, new drainage and waterproofing will be added, and it will be re-paved and landscaped. The courtyard is seen from above, looking towards Building E38 (MIT Press).

E62, the new Sloan building, is now open for classes. The building will be dedicated in May 2011. The chain‑link sculpture in front of the building (left) was designed by Cai Guo-Qiang, and was completed in June.

Students have been receiving many more packages this year, clogging mail rooms at dorms. Some blame Amazon Student, a new program that gives free two-day shipping for students with .edu mail accounts.

Students protest the new dining plan next fall by eating food in Baker Dining yesterday evening that they had prepared themselves.

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