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Last Published: April 14, 2016
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Photos by Meng Heng Touch


Ryan Breneman ’10 rows for MIT Crew in the Head of the Charles, one of rowing’s most celebrated competitions. The two-day event drew teams from around the world.



The MIT Wind Ensemble plays the world premiere of Spring Rituals, directed by Dr. William Cutter, lecturer in music and director of choral program at MIT. The ensemble’s spring concert was in Kresge Auditorium last Saturday.



Frustrated at the frequent fire alarms in recent weeks, students in MacGregor. students display a count of the number of days since the last fire alarm in the window. There have been two fire alarms at Macgregor in the last 10 days, including one at 1:30 a.m.









Kenneth Oye, Associate Professor of Political Science and Engineering Systems Design, comments on the chain of events occurring in Japan and his view of the reaction of the Japanese people and government. He credited the strict Japanese building code with helping Tokyo survive the earthquake. Oye also praised the calmness of the Japanese people during the disaster and their sense of duty to help others in need, but said their response contrasted with the Japanese government’s disorder in handling the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima power plant. Professor Oye was in Japan last week when the disasters occurred.












The bibliodoptera exhibit was installed in the corridor between the Lewis and Hayden Libraries for the MIT FAST Arts Festival last spring. Designed by Elena N. Jessop G and Peter A. Torpey G, the butterflies in the display contained excerpts of sheet music, books, and MIT theses, and lit up when visitors arrived.


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