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A fire engine backs off the patio in front of the Media Lab after firefighters responded to smoke in the building on Dec. 13, 2007. The smoke resulted from a failure of the hydraulic system of one of the building’s elevators and prompted an evacuation during December’s first major snowstorm.



Hazel L. Briner ’11, pole-vaulter and pentathlete, competes in a 400-meter hand-stand race held after Saturday’s track and field alumni meet. Briner finished the two grueling laps of the indoor track in 23 minutes, 16 seconds, just a scant 2 seconds ahead of alumna Merritt S. Tam ’05.



Benjamin Gathier G, assistant pole-vault coach, clears 15’5 1/2” with room to spare during the track and field alumni meet held Saturday, Jan. 12. The meet pitted alumni from the MIT track and field team against the current varsity squad.



Adrienne M. Bolger ’09 hands off the baton to Andrea E. Bradshaw ’09 during the 4x400-meter relay. The MIT women’s track and field team finished the meet with 178.5 points, beating Bates College (158 points), Colby College (136 points), and the University of Southern Maine (120.5 points).



Adele D. Phillips G defends against a player from the Brandeis University women’s ultimate frisbee team. The MIT women’s ultimate team “sMITe” played a scrimmage against the Brandeis Banshees Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, at the Johnson Indoor Track.



Shawn S. Conrad ’11 retakes the lead from a Bates College runner during the second leg of the men’s 4x800-meter relay. The all-freshman relay team, which finished first in 8:15.08, missed the freshman 4x800-meter record by just under 10 seconds. The MIT men’s track and field team dominated squads from Bates College and Colby College at the Johnson Indoor Track this past Saturday, finishing the meet with 211 points to Bates’ 93 and Colby’s 43.



Patrick R. Barragan ’08 explains the navigation methods of “Tour Bot” to an attendee of the Eta Kappa Nu Student Project Expo. The project aims to build a robot capable of providing autonomous tours of the MIT campus. HKN, the honor society for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science students, held the annual Expo yesterday afternoon in the Vannevar Bush Room.



Joshua A. Horowitz ’10 (right) tries out “SNGH Is Not Guitar Hero.” The game, created by Rhys A. Hiltner ’09 (center) and Ruth A. Shewmon ’08 (not pictured), evaluates the user’s playing on a standard electric guitar. Shewmon compared it to the game Guitar Hero, except that “once you learn a song you can play it on any guitar.” Eta Kappa Nu, the honor society for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science students, held the annual Expo yesterday afternoon in the Vannevar Bush Room.



Praveen Subramani ’09 (top) and Xiao Xiao ’09 (center) explain the operation of their project, “Pittura Viva,” to Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Professor Seth Teller (not pictured) as his daughter Sophia (bottom) plays with the program’s interface. Eta Kappa Nu, the honor society for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science students, held its annual Student Project Expo yesterday afternoon in the Vannevar Bush Room.



Nathan B. Ball ’05, pole vault coach for the MIT track and field teams, competes in the BU Terrier Invitational, an open meet held at Boston University on Saturday, Jan. 26. Ball placed third in the competition after clearing 4.80 meters (15’ 9”).


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