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Last Published: April 14, 2016
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SAN DIEGO, CALIF.—Su Lin, a giant panda, munches on bamboo at the San Diego Zoo. She is one of only 13 pandas in the United States. This photo is part of a series that showcases the summer adventures of Tech staff members.



CAWKER CITY, KAN.—The World’s Largest Ball of Twine rests beneath a pavilion in downtown Cawker City. The ball of sisal twine, which residents say is the world’s largest, is at least 40 feet in circumference. This photo is part of a series that showcases the summer adventures of Tech staff members.



TOBERMORY, ONTARIO, CANADA—The sun sets over the shore of Lake Huron after a warm summer day. This photo is part of a series that showcases the summer adventures of Tech staff members.



About a dozen students showed up in Scheme-themed Halloween costumes to the Oct. 30 Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (6.001) lecture. This is the last semester that 6.001 will be offered.



Senator and Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary R. Clinton poses for a photograph with veterans last Sunday during a campaign stop at the Community Action Program of Belknap / Merrimack County in Concord, New Hampshire. The event, in which Clinton discussed politics with a few dozen residents, was not announced to the press. Clinton said that as president, she would increase funding for research and would end what she called the present administration’s “war on science.”



Two young men crowd surf. The Boston Red Sox defeated the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Sunday night, claiming their second World Series win in the past four seasons.



An exuberant fan celebrates near Kenmore Square. The Boston Red Sox defeated the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Sunday night, claiming their second World Series win in the past four seasons.



MIT hackers installed cranks on Athena machines, office doors, and numerous other objects on campus "in recognition of MIT's Energy Initiative and the $100 Laptop Project," according to a statement released by the hackers. Some of the cranks were accompanied by an explanatory poster describing the hack as "destined to forever change the way MIT views energy conservation and policy" and as having "already [increased] the campus's energy efficiency by 0.0005%."



In a statement released to The Tech, the hackers said that the crank hack was "in recognition of MIT's Energy Initiative and the $100 Laptop Project." Some of the cranks installed around campus were accompanied by an explanatory poster describing the hack as "destined to forever change the way MIT views energy conservation and policy" and as having "already [increased] the campus's energy efficiency by 0.0005%."



A snowman decorates the snowy lawn of Kresge Oval early Tuesday morning.


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