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Last Published: April 14, 2016
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Scott T. Landers ’12 loads his team’s bridge. Inspired by Calatrava’s designs, their team took on the challenge of resolving the huge torsion forces that an asymmetrical design creates.

Rebecca Heywood poses in front of her group’s PVC bridge.

(Left to right) Catherine A. Johnson ’12, Andrew W. Pierson ’12, Meredith L. Lis ’12, Tiffany K. Cheng ’12, and Reece P. Otsuka ’12 with their 2,500-pound-loaded bridge.

A sailing team from East Campus team breaks the speed record for crossing the Charles River.

Reif with pancakes! The president-elect serves pancakes to MIT students at the Flapjacks for Finals event at Lobdell on May 20.

President Hockfield is taken by surprise at the appearance of a flash mob during the “Hockfield Day” picnic, held on May 17 in Killian Court.

MIT hosted the Midweek Tech Invitational last Wednesday, the first midweek regatta of the sailing season. The sailors raced on Rondar Fireflies, the sailing boats used in the 1948 Olympics. MIT placed 9th, 11th, 13th, 17th, 18th, and 20th out of 20.

James Taylor, five-time Grammy Award-winning musician, made a special appearance last Sunday at the Dalai Lama’s talk at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.

The Dalai Lama talked about the need to care for our planet in the morning panel on Monday.

Adrian Anantawan, a renowned violinist born without a right hand, opens the event on Monday with a violin solo.

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