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Last Friday several MIT Community members attended a candlelight vigil in memory of the victims of the Virginia Tech shootings. On April 16 Cho Seung-Hui killed 32 people before taking his own life in the deadliest campus shooting in U.S. history.



Leeland B. Ekstrom G, president of the Graduate Student Council, talks to The Tech about graduate student life and his plans for the GSC.



Eilzabeth G. Lovegrove ’09 fills out part of the “Dream Girl” comic from xkcd. Creator Randall Munroe expressed to hundreds of fans Sunday, Sept. 23 that the last frame in his comic was clearly incorrect and asked for their help to write a new ending. Fans showed up at the meeting site after Munroe included a reference to the site’s location and time in a comic in March.



Charles Goodwin of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute extends a tape measure to well over 10 feet at Rev. Thomas J. William Park on Sunday, Sept. 23. Hundreds of xkcd Web comic fans showed up at the park after creator Randall Munroe posted a reference to the site’s location and time in a comic in March.



Water splashes (left to right) Elizabeth L. Hanson ’11, Sara L. Campbell ’10, and Monica G. Gallegos ’11 at Rev. Thomas J. Williams Park on Sunday. Hundreds of xkcd Web comic fans showed up at the park after creator Randall Munroe included a reference to the site’s location and time in a comic in March.



Over 30 xkcd fans climbed onto a giant metal-and-rope regular octahedron in Rev. Thomas J. Williams Park in Cambridge Sunday, Sept. 23. According to xkcd forums, the structure managed to hold up to 106 people. Hundreds of the Web comic’s fans showed up at the site after creator Randall Munroe posted a reference to the site’s location and time in a comic in March.



YOU’RE A KITTY!—Randall Munroe, creator of the popular xkcd Web comic, gives his autograph to loyal fans at Rev. Thomas J. Williams Park in Cambridge on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007. Hundreds of fans showed up at the park after Munroe posted a reference to the site’s location and time in a comic in March.



Brooke Schepp of Case Western Reserve University asks xkcd fans to sign a poster with their name and where they are from. The poster was later given to xkcd creator Randall Munroe. Hundreds of fans showed up at Rev. Thomas J. Williams Park on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007 after Munroe posted a reference to the site’s location and time in a comic in March.



The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences set the lights in the Green Building to display the word “SOX” on the Boston-facing side of the building in support of the Red Sox in the World Series. The Sox are up 2-0 in the series against the Colorado Rockies.



MIT filed a lawsuit against Frank O. Gehry, the Stata Center’s architect.


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