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Last Published: July 9, 2014
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Workers from Cadwell Sign Co. lift a plaque into place in Lobby 7 on Tuesday. A gift of the Class of 2003, the plaque is mounted on the east wall, just right of the Infinite Corridor entrance.



MIT students swarm an “entire room giveaway” in E60, posted to the reuse mailing list. Steven G. Banzaert emailed the list giving away the contents of a room that housed several robotics teams, between the hours of 3–4 p.m. Tuesday. Like all posts to reuse, the items were free for the taking.



Gregory Gaultier of France retrieves a tough return hit by Amr Shamana of Egypt during the Showdown@Symphony squash tournament on Wednesday. Each of the four professional squash players invited to play in the tournament at Symphony Hall has either held the World No. 1 ranking or won the World Open.



Promoters of the most recent campus dining petition late Wednesday night plastered the door of Chris Colombo, Dean for Student Life, with signs saying “sayNO.mit.edu,” the website of the petition.



Riggers installed the new Jaume Plensa sculpture between the Student Center (W20) and Massachusetts Avenue yesterday.



City of Cambridge public works employees repair a broken water main on Massachusetts Avenue outside Building 33 (left). The Student Center (W20) was without water for most of Sunday because of the break, and all bathrooms in the building were sealed off (right). The building was closed down for repairs overnight, and opened again early yesterday morning.



A camera atop Building 54 looks toward the Harvard Bridge. According to Thomas W. Komola, manager of the Security and Emergency Management Office, the camera (and its counterpart, pointed towards the river in front of Back Bay) provide wide views of the bridge and the Charles River in case of public safety incidents, though they have so far not seen use. The video feed is reportedly only accessible from SEMO, and the cameras have remote-controlled optical zoom capability.



The Security and Emergency Management Office conducted a drill Thursday on the 4th floor of W20 with members of MIT’s Campus Community Emergency Response Team. In the simulated drill, an explosion took place in the Educational Studies Program office, and two student actors were injured.



About 50 potential bidders attended a Q&A meeting Monday about the City’s urban planning study on the future of Kendall and Central squares. The city has budgeted about $200,000 for the study.



UA President Vrajesh Y. Modi ’11 is serenaded by the MIT Muses prior to the Valentine’s Day UA Senate meeting. The Logarhythms and the Muses both sell Valentine’s Day serenades each year.


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