MIT

By - 10/10/17 - 1:00 pm

An MIT fraternity on Bay State Road had to explain itself before the Boston Licensing Board today for an incident last month in which all non-residents were evacuated after police and fire inspectors found too many people inside, a two-story shower-head waterfall was drenching a marble staircase, and a kid popped open a can of Bud Light. Read more.

By - 9/26/17 - 9:59 pm

A federal judge today dismissed a Title IX lawsuit against Emerson College, saying the college properly investigated a student's rape and harassment allegations that Boston and Cambridge police found not credible. Read more.

By - 9/20/17 - 2:32 pm

UPDATE: All clear.

MIT Police report:

A suspicious package has been reported on the third floor of Building E51. The building has been evacuated. Cambridge and MIT Police are on scene. Please stay clear of the area.

By - 9/10/17 - 5:17 pm

Around 4:45 p.m. at 200 Tech Square off Main Street, Joshua Fabian reports.

Cambridge Police report both victims are expected to survive injuries to the lower parts of their bodies. Read more.

By - 9/6/17 - 1:22 pm

Boston Police report detectives ordered the immediate evacuation of several dozen non-residents at Phi Delta Theta, 97 Bay State Rd. on Sunday night after they discovered a place filled with both water from the ad-hoc waterfall and way too many people - including at least one hapless freshman with a Bud Light. Read more.

By - 9/1/17 - 10:55 pm

In a reminder that the law doesn't always keep up with technology, a federal judge in Boston today tossed a French student's Title IX sexual-harassment complaint against an MIT professor because she never set foot in the US and Title IX only applies to actions that take place between people on American soil. Read more.

By - 8/21/17 - 2:09 pm
Eclipse over Allston

Bob posted this photo of the eclipse over Allston, shortly after 2 p.m.

Meanwhile, over at MIT: Read more.

By - 8/17/17 - 7:37 pm

The Tucson Sentinel reports the University of Arizona has signed up longtime MIT linguistics professor (now emeritus) Noam Chomsky to teach there. Read more.

By - 8/10/17 - 1:44 pm

MIT scientists created "living" jewelry that moves

Some researchers at the MIT Media Lab are working on a project called Kino that involves robotic jewelry that can move around your body of its own volition: Read more.

By - 7/28/17 - 12:34 pm

The Harvard Gazette reports Harvard and MIT boffins are using the database of Google Street Views to show how cities' landscapes are changing. And South Boston's W. 1 Street is one of their examples.

By - 6/26/17 - 8:57 pm
Interesting clouds over Cambridge

J. Nathan Matias watched the clouds over the Charles and MIT in Cambridge this afternoon. Read more.

By - 6/21/17 - 6:11 pm
Car and SUV crash in Cambridge

A roving UHub photographer happened upon this scene on Mass. Ave. at MIT around 5:30 p.m., reports "the driver of the RAV ran for it," bringing State, Cambridge, MIT and MBTA police to the area to look for him. Boston Police also arrived on scene - and took custody of the driver and the car after he was located nearby, because the vehicle was carjacked on Edgerly Road in the Fenway.

Dave Boudreau reports the driver, who crossed the center line, also hit a taxi.

By - 6/19/17 - 11:25 am

Cambridge Day reports MIT is going to try to turn Senior House, a freewheeling dorm with art on the walls, cats everywhere and "an eclectic assortment of students who may be low-income, first-generation, black, Asian or Latinx or LGBTQI" - and a traditionally low graduation rate - into a place where the emphasis is on mental health, physical fitness and learning how to cook one's own meals. Also: No cats. Students are not going down without a fight.

By - 6/6/17 - 2:03 pm

The Globe reports MIT researchers have developed pastas that can change their shapes when water is added.

By - 5/11/17 - 9:58 am

MIT Police report that LaVerde’s Market, in the Student Center, 84 Massachusetts Ave., was burglarized last night: Read more.

By - 4/27/17 - 4:39 pm

RoadTrip New England took in the Baker House piano drop at MIT today.

By - 3/29/17 - 11:07 am
Genius, Asian egg donor sought at MIT - ad in the MIT Tech

A friend couldn't help but notice this ad in the March 23 issue of MIT's student paper, the Tech.

By - 3/9/17 - 12:13 pm

Not all heroes wear capes - but some carry tubes (Pi Day 2017)

MIT sends out its acceptance letters next week.

By - 3/8/17 - 3:27 pm

The MIT Media Lab is accepting applications through May 1 for a no-strings-attached $250,000 Disobedience Award:

This award will go to a person or group engaged in what we believe is an extraordinary example of disobedience for the benefit of society.

What does this mean? Societies and institutions lean toward order and away from chaos. While necessary for functioning, structure can also stifle creativity, flexibility, and productive change–and ultimately, society's health and sustainability. This is true from academia, to corporations, governments, the sciences, and our local communities.

With this award, we honor work that impacts society in positive ways, and is consistent with a set of key principles. These principles include non-violence, creativity, courage, and taking responsibility for one’s actions. This disobedience is not limited to specific disciplines; examples include scientific research, civil rights, freedom of speech, human rights, and the freedom to innovate.

H/t Wakefield.