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CPW events not permitted between 1 and 6 a.m. this year

By Amy WangSTAFF REPORTER MIT is not permitting events between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. during this year’s Campus Preview Weekend.
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The Tech

Five of six top Putnam math contest scorers are from MIT

MIT took first place in the 2014 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, results for which were recently released. Five MIT individuals also received the Putnam Fellowship, which was awarded to the top six scorers.
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The Tech

REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK: UA president resigns amid parliamentary pablum

By Austin HessSENIOR EDITOR “And let’s get to work!” announced Matthew J. Davis ’16 at the conclusion of his first speech as president of the Undergraduate Association. The rare half-second pauses in his delivery would have likely been polished out had he had an extra month to prepare for the moment, but no such luck — embattled former president Shruti Sharma ’15 resigned a month early during Wednesday’s UA Council meeting, sweeping him and vice president-elect Sophia Liu ’17 into office within a week of their election. Davis said he learned of the pending transfer Monday at 11 p.m.
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MIT News Office

Study links brain anatomy, academic achievement, and family income

In middle-schoolers, neuroscientists find differences in brain structures where knowledge is stored.
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MIT News Office

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Unobtrusive wearable sensor could operate digital devices or augment other device interfaces.
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MIT News Office

“IDEAS” for social change

Contest winners are bringing novel technologies, new educational models to the developing world.
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MIT Spectrum

Physicist and Novelist Alan Lightman Looks Back on a Decade of Science on Stage

For a decade, Catalyst Collaborative @MIT (CC@MIT) has convened scientists and theater artists searching for common ground and, in a partnership between MIT and nearby Central Square Theater (CST), has brought those conversations to life for the wider community. Resident CST troupes Underground Railway Theater and the Nora Theatre Company have produced at least one […]
MIT Spectrum
MIT Spectrum

Bringing Light to Blind Children, for 10 Years and Counting

Pawan Sinha SM ’92, PhD ’95 has dedicated the past decade of his life to providing Indian children with the gift of sight. Since 2005, his nonprofit Project Prakash has provided free services to hundreds of children with treatable eye problems. In a recent interview for WBUR’s “Visionaries” series, Sinha recounted the events that inspired […]
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BostInno

MIT Media Lab Is Launching a New Bitcoin Research Initiative

The MIT community seems pretty confident that Bitcoin is going to be big. Just look to some of the school’s more recent initiatives for proof — like the MIT Bitcoin Club, the MIT Bitcoin Project, and the Bitcoin Expo. Last fall, researchers...
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MIT Spectrum

MIT Problem Solvers on the World Stage

US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Ali Akbar Salehi PhD ’77, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, did not cross paths when they were at MIT in the 1970s. But nearly 40 years later their shared MIT connection is making headlines in global politics. Moniz, a MIT professor emeritus with expertise in theoretical […]
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The Inverse Square

The War At Home

Via Vox, this information and chart on death-by-cop: A huge majority of the more than 5,600 deaths on the map are from gunshots, which is hardly surprising given that guns are so deadly compared to other tools used by police. There are also a lot of noticeable fatalities from vehicle crashes, stun guns, and asphyxiations. […]
The Inverse Square
The Inverse Square

Appomattox Day

On which that genteel butcher Bobby Lee, surrendered the treasonous Army of Northern Virginia to General Ulysses S. Grant. Grant’s terms have generally been regarded as generous, to the point that the military leaders of the rebellion were spared the threat of criminal trials for the actions in defiance of properly constituted Federal authority.  Looking forward, not […]
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