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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

By - 4/18/13 - 10:53 pm

UPDATE: At 12:07 a.m, Cambridge Police tweeted the officer died.

Around 10:50 p.m. at 32 Vassar St. The suspect, who fired six shots, is described as a Hispanic male in a cowboy hat, might have the officer's blood on him. The officer was rushed to Mass. General.

MIT Police warned students and staff to stay well away from the Stata Center. MBTA police... Read more

By - 3/20/13 - 5:11 pm

And in that, Delian Asparouhov succeeded - which prompted him to apologize to the entire MIT campus early this morning:

I made a lot of people mad, and made many people very scared, and for that I feel terrible. MIT has already gone through a lot in the last few months, and my actions were completely inappropriate. I should have never written the email,

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By - 3/19/13 - 9:52 am

The family of Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide in January weeks before he was due to face trial on data-theft charges, is asking a federal judge to order both the government and MIT to release documentation relating to his prosecution, including the names of law-enforcement and MIT officials actively involved in the case.

Through its lawyers, the Swartz family argues the public outcry and... Read more

By - 2/27/13 - 10:44 pm

An MIT official today provided more details on the gun hoax that shut some MIT buildings and Massachusetts Avenue on Saturday.

In a letter to the Tech, Executive VP and Treasurer Israel Ruiz writes:

One minute into the communication, the caller reported someone with a "really big gun," and "armor" who was "getting out of control." The CPD dispatcher immediately sent CPD units

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By - 2/26/13 - 7:35 pm

Cambridge Police report the communications about an alleged rifleman in body armor at MIT on Saturday came via an "an internet relay" usually used to let people with hearing or speech impairments communicate:

The relay service used in this instance was a Sprint relay service, and a Sprint employee notified the police department of the conversation with the reporting party.

During this conversation,

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