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Introducing… Breakdown on Tabletop!

We made our breakdown graphic easier  to use and open-sourced it! You can find the code and directions for how to use it in our Github repository at https://github.com/TheMITTech/breakdown. We first introduced our breakdown graphic to display results from our religion survey … Continue reading

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Congratulations to The Tech’s election prediction contest winners!

The Tech created an election predictions contest for the 2012 presidential elections on November 2. Out of 120 entrants, 8 accurately predicted all 51 states (and DC). The winners received a $15 Amazon gift card. Congratulations! Winners: Leo Zhou Alex … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy FAQ: How Not To Get Eaten by Your Labmate

We already know that Hurricane Sandy is going to kill us all. If the 75mph gusts or fallen electric wires in flooded areas don’t end our puny existence, we’ll probably be eaten alive by our lab mates when the supply of … Continue reading

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MIT amicus brief in Fisher v. University of Texas

MIT yesterday filed an amicus curiae brief before the United States Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas, the affirmative action case before the Supreme Court this fall that will determine the next steps in how universities can use … Continue reading

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New Novartis public courtyard plans released

The new Novartis campus on the east side of Massachusetts Avenue will have 50 percent of its site devoted to a public green courtyard, as a condition of the zoning petition that allows some parts of the new campus to … Continue reading

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Liveblog: TIMtalks

Ended with a few more thanks and invited all people to a reception outside! And there you have it, folks! The first ever TIMtalks here at MIT, caught on blog for y’all!   7:32 Then talked about application for TIMtalks … Continue reading

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Liveblog: MIT announces its 17th President

10:55 a.m. “What are you going to drop when you become president?” – The Tech “I think the way I view a management team — I think everyone ought to have a responsibility and they ought to have the authority … Continue reading

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The Tech will hold hackathon on Saturday, May 5

The Tech will hold a hackathon on Saturday, May 5 in our office (W20-483) from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the goal of developing data visualizations and web apps related to the religion survey which was distributed to the MIT … Continue reading

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Bitrans’ spokesperson releases statement on their behalf

After a story on Tuesday regarding MIT Sloan School of Management Professor Gabriel Bitran PhD ’75 and his son Marco Bitran ’97 paying $4.8 million to settle hedge fund fraud charges brought against them by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission … Continue reading

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MIT wins intercollegiate quiz bowl tournament

On March 31, two undergraduate teams represented MIT at the National Academics Quiz Tournaments’ Intercollegiate Championship Tournament held in Chicago, Illinois. In the Undergraduate Division, MIT Quiz Bowl President Joshua Alman ’13, Stephen Face ’13, and Neil Gurram ’13 came … Continue reading

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