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Out of the lab, into the world

Rhodes Scholar Anisha Gururaj aims to connect life-changing technologies with people who need them.
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Joi Ito: In Praise of Rebellion, Failure, and Play

  Who cares what Joi Ito thinks? Lots of people, it seems—the head of the MIT Media Lab is a popular interviewee, speaker, and blogger who freely shares his opinions on innovation, global technology policy, and the role of the Internet in transforming society in substantial and positive ways. Why do people care what Joi [...]
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Glen Shor named vice president for finance

Secretary for administration and finance for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will join MIT in January.
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MIT News Office

Life on an aquaplanet

MIT study finds an exoplanet, tilted on its side, could still be habitable if covered in ocean.
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Alum Books Podcast: New Bio Chronicles MIT’s First Alumna

Guest post by Joe McGonegal. This story was originally published on the Slice of MIT blog on December 3, 2014. Ellen Swallow Richards, born on December 3 in 1842, graduated from MIT in 1873 and later became an instructor there. In this edition of the MIT Alumni Books podcast, Richards’s cousin, three generations removed, tells [...]
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MIT Spectrum

MIT’s Bitcoin Experiment is Underway

  In November MIT undergraduates who signed up for the MIT Bitcoin Project each received the equivalent of $100 in the cryptocurrency. Now that they have it, what are they doing with it? Students Jeremy Rubin and Dan Elitzer launched the initiative in April 2014, raising $500,000 in alumni donations to fund the project. The [...]
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Fables of the Reconstruction: Tom Petty Edition

It’s been a while I know, and in the meantime real life has been so agonizingly real that the problems of three (or more) little kitchen appliances don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. But it’s getting on for evening, and in our house the sun has definitely passed over the yardarm, so […]
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Course 2 senior Spencer R. Wilson receives a 2015 Marshall Scholarship

By Angela LeongSTAFF REPORTER Last week, Spencer R. Wilson ’15 was named a Marshall Scholar, joining 30 others nationwide who will receive a full scholarship for two years of graduate study in the United Kingdom.
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The Tech

MIT cuts ties with Walter Lewin after online harassment probe

By Leon LinNEWS EDITOR MIT is cutting ties with retired professor Walter Lewin after determining that the physicist, whose lectures had made him a beloved teacher and minor Internet star, had sexually harassed at least one student online.
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The Tech

U.S. CTO Smith to be 2015 speaker

By Austin HessEDITOR IN CHIEF Megan Smith ’86, chief technology officer of the United States and a former Google executive, will be MIT’s commencement speaker for the Class of 2015.
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Eric Garner’s Killer Won’t Be Indicted

Another grand jury somehow manages to avoid indicting a cop who put an unarmed man in an illegal chokehold and, ignoring his pleas (“I can’t breathe!”), strangled him to death.   Eric Garner’s crime was peddling untaxed cigarettes on the sidewalk.  He was a husband and the father of six.  And he was a black man.  […]
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