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Plasma shield

Researchers find that Earth’s “plasmaspheric hiss” protects against a harmful radiation belt.
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The Inverse Square

Asked and Answered In Ferguson — A Tale of Two Times Stories

Here’s a fact The New York Times seeks to explore in the wake of the decision to let the killer of an unarmed youth go free: A nation with an African-American president and a significant, if struggling, black middle class remains as deeply divided about the justice system as it was decades ago. A Huffington Post-YouGov poll of 1,000 adults […]
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Boston Ranked the Best City in the Country for College Students

After repeatedly ranking MIT the No. 1 University in the World, it's no surprise British publisher QS named Boston the best city in the country for college students. Overall, Boston ranked sixth on a global scale, falling behind Paris,...
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Amphibious achiever

CEE senior Theresa Oehmke pursues her interest in interactions between land and water.
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MIT Spectrum

“Queen of Carbon” and Nobel-Anointed Economist Accept Presidential Medal of Freedom

  In a White House ceremony on Monday, President Barack Obama presented the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to 19 people ranging from artists to activists to academics. Among the recipients were two MIT professors whose work has left an indelible mark on the world. Institute Professor emerita Mildred Dresselhaus earned [...]
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MIT Spectrum

Mentorship in the Langer Lab

  Two recent articles look inside the largest biomedical engineering lab in the world and provide insight into how Robert Langer SCD ’74 is inspiring the next generation of scientist-entrepreneurs. Langer is one of just 11 Institute professors at MIT—the Institute’s highest faculty honor. Widely regarded as the father of tissue engineering, he is the [...]
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Claude Canizares to step down as vice president

Reif: “For 40 years MIT has benefited from Claude’s exceptional commitment and service.”
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The Tech

LCA members housed in graduate dorms for term

By Jennifer F. SwitzerSTAFF REPORTER Following the suspension of MIT’s Lambda Chi Alpha (LCA) fraternity last month, MIT is temporarily housing LCA members in graduate residences. In an email to The Tech, director of communications for the Division of Student Life Matthew D. Bauer said that “Because finding new housing mid-semester is academically burdensome, MIT is housing LCA members in the Sidney-Pacific and Tang residences until the end of the fall semester.”
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The Tech

New director of MIT Libraries

Chris Bourg has been appointed as the next Director of the MIT Libraries, following a nationwide search that began after the Libraries’ previous director of 17 years, Ann Wolpert, passed away in October 2013.
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The Tech

Saferide route changes to go into effect in Dec.

By Rohan BanerjeeSTAFF REPORTER A number of major changes to the Saferide routes are set to go into effect at the start of next month. The changes include updates to the Boston routes and a restructuring of the Cambridge routes, which will affect members of fraternities and sororities and graduate students living around MIT.
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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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Good Thinking: MIT Spans Categories of Foreign Policy Top 100

Foreign Policy recently unveiled its Top 100 Leading Global Thinkers list for 2014, with a focus this year on “disruption.” SPECTRVM spotted people with MIT ties in three of the nine categories: Decision-makers Dr. Luis Videgaray PhD ’98 Secretary of finance and public credit, Mexico, Videgaray was instrumental in passing a bill allowing foreign investment [...]
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