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Last Published: April 14, 2016
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The Tetris game was controlled using two red buttons positioned on a podium below the Green Building. A sign on the podium said “Danger: Do not play Tetris on Green Bldg.”



The Green Building became a playable game of Tetris on Friday night, in what was deemed the “Holy Grail of Hacks.” The screen was created by using multicolored lights positioned on each window. The words “TETRIS” scroll across the building before the game begins.



Last night the Great Dome was bathed in blue light for the end of National Autism Awareness Month. Autism Awareness Month, recognized in April by the United States, has been celebrated since the 1970s. This month of awareness serves as an opportunity to educate the public about autism and the issues in the community.



Adam Reynolds ‘01 is on the leadership team for There’s Gotta be Something More. TGBSM provides venues for discussions of faith and life for the MIT community.



Esther Duflo PhD ’90, the Abdul Latif Jameel professor of poverty alleviation and development, discusses MIT science and engineering against poverty at a public symposium on Thursday morning. The three-part symposium addressed “A Globally Engaged MIT” and highlighted the work done by MIT faculty, staff and students.




Four-tenths of a second after launch, this two-liter bottle rocket ascends above Briggs Field during a Gordon Engineering Leadership Program activity.






Saferide and Tech Shuttle buses sit idle on Saturday in their parking lot off Albany St. With the Institute shut down during the blizzard, normal shuttle routes were canceled through the weekend.



A student jumps into a snow pile from the third floor of Novartis’ parking garage at Cross and Albany Streets on Saturday. The snow pile blocked most of Cross St. across from Edgerton House, and gathered a crowd of a dozen. About half a dozen additional students took the plunge into the loosely packed snow.



A model of Freddie Mercury, frontman of the British rock band Queen, sits atop Kresge Auditorium in his famous yellow jacket in honor of his birthday, Sept. 5. The lead vocalist and pianist wrote many popular hits for Queen, including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” and “We Are the Champions.” Mercury died on Nov. 24, 1991, due to bronchopneumonia brought on by AIDS.



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