MIT

By - 7/15/14 - 10:01 am
Storm over the Charles River

JB Parrett shows us the MIT Sailing Center with threatening clouds overhead.

Pete Bouchard asks if he can be serious for a moment:

We ain't messing around today folks. Atmos. is ripe and loaded. Any storms that fire could cause wind damage & flash flooding. #eye2thesky

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By - 6/27/14 - 1:03 pm
Marty Walsh on an electric bench

Mayor is electrified by new bench in Titus Sparrow Park.

An MIT spinoff is installing benches equipped with solar-powered phone chargers - and air-quality and noise monitors - in several parks, the mayor's office says.

Changing Environment's "soofa" benches are going into Titus Sparrow Park in the South End, the Common and the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

"Your cell phone doesn’t just make phone calls, why should our benches just be seats?” the mayor asks... Read more

By - 6/8/14 - 8:43 am

The Globe has a sausage-factory look at how MIT beat back the Obama administration and won funding for its fusion reactor, at least through 2016.

By - 6/8/14 - 8:29 am
Party trucks at MIT

Dev photographed party trucks on Albany Street near MIT last night.

By - 5/18/14 - 8:08 pm
Old space capsule for sale

You never know what you'll find for sale at the MIT Flea. Today, Turlach MacDonagh found this 1964 Gemini capsule, available for just $65,000.

Copyright Turlach MacDonagh. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 5/13/14 - 8:27 am

The Tech reports the ban applies even to frats in Cambridge as the Interfraternity Council tries to get Boston to lift what is essentially a ban on all parties at MIT dorms on account of that student falling four stories through a skylight at an illegal roof-deck party. The council kinda needs to try to get the ban lifted by September, when the... Read more

By - 4/20/14 - 4:40 pm
Stripped horns at MIT Flea

Turlach MacDonagh went to the MIT Flea today and spotted these stripped brass horns.

Copyright Turlach MacDonagh. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 4/17/14 - 7:53 am

The Tech reports both its national fraternity and MIT have suspended Delta Upsilon, based at 526 Beacon St. in the Back Bay, for "inappropriate behavior during unsanctioned events" over January break.

No word if a horse in the dean's office was involved.

Bonus fun fact: Animal House producer Ivan Reitman belonged to a Delta Upsilon chapter at McMaster University.... Read more

By - 4/12/14 - 12:10 am
Tetris at MIT

Chris Snyder watched Tetris being played on MIT's Green Building.

The building was first transformed into a Tetris board in 2012.

By - 3/19/14 - 9:36 am

People are so last century:

"People are intimidated by me."

"Why do you intimidate people?"

"It’s the media, man. People put you into these little compartments in their brains and then they think they know you. ‘Oh, ok. A six-foot-two 350-pound humanoid made from military-grade titanium alloy. Probably out to annihilate all of humanity. Better get away from HIM.’

No one’s willing to risk

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By - 2/15/14 - 10:55 pm

MIT President L. Rafael Reif says he and MIT are standing behind students threatened by New Jersey with legal action if they don't turn over detailed information about a "proof of concept" project involving the online currency Bitcoin.

I want to make it clear that the students who created Tidbit have the full and enthusiastic support of MIT. Chancellor Cindy Barnhart and Provost

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By - 1/28/14 - 1:22 pm

Officials from MIT and the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity at 487 Comm. Ave. assured the Boston Licensing Board today there'll be no repeat of the September plunge that saw a new pledge fall through a skylight and wind up on the ground with remarkably few injuries.

The pledge himself wrote out a statement, provided to the board, that acknowledged "the absurdity of my... Read more

By - 12/23/13 - 9:52 am
MIT pickup being pulled out of Mystic River

State Police report that some MIT students were having fun with a 1,000-lb. remote-controlled boat in the Mystic River in Somerville last night. But all good things come to an end and the kids tried using a Ford Ranger to haul the boat out of the water. Instead, State Police say, the boat pulled the pickup into the river. State Police now advise:

If

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By - 12/6/13 - 7:20 am

The Tech reports on an outbreak of gastroenteritis on campus; officials are not sure if it's norovirus.

By - 11/1/13 - 7:31 am

The Tech reports MIT and its fraternities are working with architects to develop applications for assembly permits for frats on this side of the river.

The Boston Inspectional Services Department requires that assembly limits are calculated based on the emergency exit capabilities of each residence. Currently, however, Boston [Fraternity, Sorority and Independent Living Group] residences have assembly limits calculated by the old system that

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By - 10/23/13 - 6:44 am

The Globe reports Boston officials have banned big gatherings at MIT Greek houses, mainly due to that kid falling through a skylight at one fraternity.

By - 9/16/13 - 9:31 am

MIT is reporting a gas leak at Building 48, Main and Albany streets this morning.

Stephanie E reports:

All of Kendall smells... I'm on a bus and it's overpowering.

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