Photos by jessica l. wass
MIT’s third annual flu clinic, open to MIT staff, students, retirees, and family members of staff on MIT’s traditional or flexible health plans, ran on Tuesday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. MIT Medical had 15,000 vaccinations on hand and were not expecting to run out. This year’s flu shot has weakened strains of three types of flu: H1N1, H3N2, and influenza B. In the first four hours of Tuesday’s clinic, a record 2,000 vaccinations had already been dispensed, according to Deborah Friscino, Director of Operations at MIT Medical. A second flu clinic open to MIT graduate and undergraduate students will run in W20 on Oct. 14 from 12 – 4 p.m. Another clinic for all MIT Health Plan members will run in W20 on Oct. 18 from 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.
Andrew L. Dorne ‘14 swims the 200m butterfly in this Saturday’s dual meet against Tufts University. Dorne placed sixth and the Engineers went on to win the meet 200 to 98, maintaining their undefeated status.
This weekend, MIT Women’s Swimming and Diving won the NEWMAC Championships for the first time in school history. After consistently taking second place, the Engineers beat rivals Springfield College 917.5 points to 894.5. The seniors of the team (from left to right), Diana E. LaScala-Gruenewald ’11, Elizabeth L. Stavely ’11 (partially obscured), Amy E. Jacobi ’11, Kaitlyn M. Creasey ’11, Caroline A. DeBoer ’11, and Lauren R. Hernley ’11, claim the first place trophy.
Chinese Councilor Yandong Liu presented MIT with gifts to honor the new MIT-China educational partnership, including a traditional-style Chinese painting and a collection of classic Chinese works. President Susan J. Hockfield gave the Councilor a glass pumpkin from the MIT Glass Lab.
Madame Yandong Liu and President Susan J. Hockfield toast after signing an MIT-China educational partnership agreement this Wednesday at the McGovern Institute. Madame Liu’s appearance at McGovern was followed by a talk in Building E51 from 5–6 p.m.
Yandong Liu and Susan J. Hockfield reaffirm MIT-China educational partnership.
“Mood Meters,” a FAST Art Festival installation, have taken up residence in the Infinite Corridor, the Stata Center, the Media Lab, and the first floor of the Student Center.
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