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Last Published: April 14, 2016
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Mason Tang G and Lauren T. Berry ‘13 rehearse Thursday in preparation for the upcoming show, DanceTroupe in 3D.



Stephen T. Goodman ‘12 rehearses Thursday in preparation for the upcoming show, DanceTroupe in 3D.



Olga B. Botvinnik rehearses Thursday in preparation for the upcoming show, DanceTroupe in 3D.



Jackie Chen ‘14 rehearses Thursday in preparation for the upcoming show, DanceTroupe in 3D.



Philanthropist, Microsoft co-founder, and Harvard dropout Bill Gates speaks to students in Kresge Auditorium on April 21 about global health, poverty, and education. He encouraged students to apply their talents toward tackling these issues.



Railroad crossing on Mass. Ave. near Vassar Street, shot looking directly into the late afternoon sun. The Metropolitan Storage Warehouse is visible on the left; smokestacks from the Francis Bitter Magnet Lab stand on the right side of the picture. The strong backlighting provided by the sun silhouettes the buildings and is reflected in the exposed railroad tracks and the melting snow.



Clara S. Bennett ’10 and the band Asymptotic Freedom rock out to Santana at the Physics Rock Concert held last Wednesday in 54-100. Band members included Prof. Martin W. Zwierlein PhD ’07 (piano), Prof. Enectalí Figueroa-Fliciano (drums), Meng Heng Touch ’12 (vocals), Prof. Alexander van Oudenaarden (guitar), Daniella C. Bardalez Gagliuffi ’11 (vocals), and Jeff R. Chabot PhD ’05 (guitar). Other acts featured popular songs re-imagined with physics- or physics department-related lyrics, including a cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson” that focused instead on Prof. Sean P. Robinson ’99, well-known to the crowd as the department administrator and head of Junior Lab.









(left) Kaba Modern, a hip-hop dance crew from Irvine, Calif., performs at the 13th Annual Grains of Rice, a celebration of Asian culture hosted by the MIT Asian American Association last Saturday evening in Walker. The group placed third in the first season of America’s Best Dance Crew.


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