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Catching air

Jimmy Gasore is working on Africa’s first high-frequency climate observatory in his native Rwanda.
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The Tech

Fifth week flags issued to over 15 percent of freshmen

By Daysi Gomez This semester 171 freshmen received emails from their professors issuing them a fifth week flag to warn them of poor performance in the class. Approximately 16.4 percent of the 2018 class received flags this fall, much lower than the average number of flags per year received over the last decade.
The Tech
The Tech

LCA banned five years, brothers move out Sunday

By Austin HessEDITOR-IN-CHIEF The national organization of Lambda Chi Alpha announced Thursday that it had suspended the MIT chapter of LCA for at least five years. The MIT News Office said that the brothers of the fraternity would be required to move out by Sunday and that the building would close.
The Tech
The Tech

MIT administration takes precautions for Ebola

In response to the ongoing Ebola epidemic, MIT has reiterated the State Department and Center of Disease Control’s position which advises against travel to and from Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea.
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Lambda Chi Alpha national suspends MIT chapter for at least five years

MIT withdraws recognition, offers members on-campus housing.
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MIT Spectrum

MIT Start-up Tackles Nasty Infection With First Public Stool Bank

Mark Smith PhD ’14 vividly remembers the first conversation he and a colleague had with venture capitalists through MIT’s Venture Mentoring Service about the concept that would lead to OpenBiome, the nation’s first public stool bank for the treatment of a deadly bacterial infection. While two of the three businessmen they consulted with were supportive, [...]
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The Inverse Square

Not Even Trying To Hide It

Via TPM – Lindsay Graham (R-Who Can We Bomb Today) tells the one true beating heart of the GOP exactly what it wants to hear.  Speaking to the all-male, seemingly all-pale Hibernian Society fo Charleston SC, the Senator forgot a fundamental truth of modern politics:  there is no such thing as a private speech anymore.  […]
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MIT News Office

Raising cryptography’s standards

Calculating encryption schemes’ theoretical security guarantees eases comparison, improvement.
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MIT Spectrum

Reif to Obama: The Future of Manufacturing Depends on Innovation

On Monday, MIT President L. Rafael Reif delivered recommendations on developing innovation-based growth in America to US President Barack Obama. With Dow Chemical’s President, Chairman, and CEO Andrew Liveris, Reif co-chaired the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) 2.0, a presidential committee charged with identifying new ways to enable innovation, secure the talent pipeline, and improve the [...]
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The Inverse Square

Annals of “If Anyone Was Offended” — Post-Racial America Edition

Via TPM I came across this repulsive story: Officials have confirmed that an offensive Halloween display at a Fort Campbell residence has been removed. A ClarksvilleNow.com reader sent a photo of the display, which shows what appears to be a black family hanging from a tree in a yard on Litwin St. The child in the display […]
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MIT President 'Disturbed' by the Findings of the School's Survey on Sexual Assault

MIT President L. Rafael Reif tasked Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart in February with assessing the problem of sexual assault on campus. And on Monday, he said he was "disturbed" by the findings. Barnhart conducted an online survey with...
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MIT Spectrum

A Recipe for Stronger, More Environmentally Friendly Concrete

MIT researchers have come up with a new chemical formula for cement that could reduce the carbon dioxide emissions of concrete production by more than half. That’s big news for the health of the planet, since the billions of tons of concrete produced each year contribute as much as one-tenth of global greenhouse gas emissions. [...]
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