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Two MIT seniors and an alumnus named Rhodes Scholars

Elliot Akama-Garren ’15, Anisha Gururaj ’15, and Noam Angrist ’13 are among 32 winners nationwide.
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Life is Short

Eat dessert first… (h/t Tastefully Offensive) I grew up with golden retrievers — my mum bred them for a while.  They were and are great dogs, sweet, fun, nothing but lovely. (As always, avoid puppy mills and look for any signs of overbreeding that yields hip problems and the like…but a good golden is a thing […]
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Historic season carries MIT Football into NCAA playoffs

At 9-0, Engineers achieve first undefeated regular season since 1881.
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MIT News Office

Chris Bourg named director of MIT Libraries

Longtime libraries administrator at Stanford tapped to lead MIT’s libraries and the MIT Press.
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Board’s chair on future of Institute

By Katherine NazemiASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR Leadership of MIT’s Corporation changed hands this fall, with Robert B. Millard ’73 elected as the Corporation’s new chairman.
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Externship numbers increase

By Ray WangSTAFF REPORTER A record 1208 students sent in over 3000 applications to the MIT Alumni Association’s Externship Program this year, according to Katie C. Maloney, Director of Parent Association and Student/Alumni Relations. Over a third of the applicants plan to spend this January’s Independent Activities Period (IAP) working with alumni sponsors worldwide.
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The Tech

Olympic Committee visits MIT regarding Boston bid

On Nov. 18, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) visited Boston and MIT’s campus to evaluate Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games, according to the MIT News Office.
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Patient-Empowering App Helps Lower Blood Pressure

Twine Health’s mobile app aims to improve communication between doctors and the patients they see most often. Cofounded by Frank Moss PhD ’77 and PhD candidate John Moore of MIT’s Media Lab, the company’s goal is to provide a collaborative care solution to patients with chronic diseases. Its first target? Hypertension. Moss and Moore recently [...]
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MIT Received a $15M Grant from the Hewlett Foundation to Research Cybersecurity

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has received a $15 million grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to research cybersecurity and help pave the way for a comprehensive cybersecurity policy. The Hewlett Foundation...
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From Lab to Market: The Path of a New Diabetes Treatment

In the early 2000s, Todd Zion PhD ’04 created a self-regulating form of insulin that he believed could transform the lives of diabetics, eliminating their need to check blood-sugar levels multiple times per day. Zion recounts his experience developing a new drug in a recent New York Times Magazine article. He hit upon his discovery [...]
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MIT Spectrum

Space Probe Tweets its Historic Landing on Comet 67P

On November 12, a space probe named Philae completed its four-billion-mile journey into space, touching down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Philae shared its historic moment with the world via Twitter: It’s me… landing on a comet & feeling good! MT @ESA_Rosetta: I see you too! #CometLanding pic.twitter.com/DjU0J1Ey4H — Philae Lander (@Philae2014) November 12, 2014 Touchdown! My [...]
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What Not To Wear To A Comet Landing

Amidst all the (justified) celebration of Rosetta and Phylae today — it really is a big deal when a ten year mission ends with the first landing on a comet evah!) — there  was one truly sour note.  This: That’s Matt Taylor, Rosetta project scientist.  If you read the profile at (where else) The Daily Mail, you’ll get […]
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