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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.

By - 8/23/13 - 12:00 pm

Wanted womanMIT Police are on the hunt for a woman they say defrauded an MIT student twice with the old could-you-cash-this routine:

On August 4, 2013 a MIT student was approached on the St. by a female asking him to cash a check for her. They took the MBTA to

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By - 8/14/13 - 2:52 pm

In the 1990s, an MIT team experimented with large tubes with the air sucked out as a potential way to speed trains between here, there and everywhere. Last year, the BBC talked to now retired professor Ernst G. Frankel about the proposed "vactrains," which could cut travel from Boston to New York down to 40 minutes:

"We built a half mile long tube at

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By - 7/19/13 - 9:20 am

MIT wants to be added as a defendant in a journalist's legal effort to gain access to the Secret Service's files on the late Aaron Swartz. The reporter, Wired's Kevin Poulsen, writes MIT wants to block the Secret Service from releasing the names of any MIT staffers who helped the feds investigate and bring charges against Swartz for downloading large numbers of documents... Read more

By - 5/20/13 - 7:51 am

Colorful umbrellas

Greg Hum reports that last night, he took part in the Umbrella Project, a collaboration between MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab and the Pilobolus dance troupe, in which participants were given umbrellas outfitted with LEDs and then directed by Pilobolus members... Read more

By - 5/19/13 - 5:11 pm

The scene. Photograph by Cory Gardner.The scene. Photograph by Cory Gardner.

Updated with MIT info.

MiuraKanako Miura, 36, a visiting scientist at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, died this afternoon... Read more

By - 5/15/13 - 10:21 am

GigaOm introduces us to the Makr Shakr, a joint venture between MIT, Coca Cola and Bacardi to put bartenders out of work let you customize drinks via your smartphone (with as few vowels as possible).

MIT boasts that Makr Shakr can not only mix drinks, but can also monitor alcohol consumption

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By - 4/23/13 - 8:09 pm

Complete listing; roads, including Memorial Drive between the BU Bridge and Mass. Ave., and the Mass. Ave. bridge into Cambridge, will be closed during the morning rush hour.

By - 4/22/13 - 2:21 pm

Alchemist

Dana noticed the Alchemist at the MIT student center is sporting a new shoulder patch today.... Read more

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