BOSTON — Some students and professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are asking the university to cancel celebrations for a new computing center. The Boston Globe reported Monday that 18 students, alumni and faculty published an opinion piece in The Tech , an MIT student publication. The Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing, named for the CEO of the Blackstone Group investment firm, is opening next week. Schwarzman gave $350 million to MIT. The opinion piece says the group is concerned about Schwarzman advising President Donald Trump, opposing an affordable housing measure in California, and hosting the Saudi crown prince. Phone messages seeking comment were left with MIT and Blackstone. MIT has publicly thanked Schwarzman for his "encouragement, insight and visionary support." … [Read more...] about Group at MIT wants a celebration for a new college canceled
While Harvard-Yale is a football event almost as old as the sport itself, a slightly younger tradition has attracted almost as much — if not the most — attention in recent decades. MIT, not to be outdone by its collegiate counterparts, has staged several notable pranks of the annual game over the years. According to an MIT alumnus, the first attempt at a prank of The Game came in 1948. However, as the Associated Press noted in a Nov., 1948 article, the plot failed. “Police said the students planted wires underground and then planned to set off a detonating fuse during the game,” according to the AP story. “The explosion would have initialed the field with 15-foot-square letters ‘MIT.'” Stadium workers discovered the wire in advance, and a plainclothes policeman apprehended the student who was tasked with setting off the prank (who also attempted to deny his involvement by declaring, “All MIT men carry batteries for … [Read more...] about 3 historic MIT hacks at the Harvard-Yale football game
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Andy Rosen Globe Staff September 21, 2018 No one crossing the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus on Thursday could help noticing the bizarre tableau. A 16-by-16 foot, transparent glass cube, with a small workspace inside, had sprouted up on a patch of lawn. An ambulance was parked outside, with a few students crawling in and out.It was the school’s latest innovation showcase: Five MIT students have pledged to eat, sleep, and work in the cube all weekend, in full view of their classmates and anyone else wandering past, while competing in a global problem-solving contest. Their task: to design a better ambulance. Advertisement The project is part of a Swiss initiative called InCube, which aims to help students work out solutions to big social problems. Organizers at MIT, InCube’s first location outside Switzerland, said they hoped the … [Read more...] about Five budding entrepreneurs are living in a glass box at MIT this weekend
Allyson Chiu, The Washington Post Published 5:12 am PDT, Thursday, August 16, 2018 Photo: Courtesy Researchers-MIT Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 The device used by Heisser and Patil. The device used by Heisser and Patil. Photo: Courtesy Researchers-MIT This spaghetti-breaking problem stumped physicist Richard Feynman. Two MIT students have now solved it. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery A quick Google search of the current biggest mysteries in physics turns up a daunting list of questions: What exactly is dark matter? Why does time only move in one direction? What happens inside a black hole? But sometimes, as American physicist and Nobel laureate Richard Feynman discovered decades ago, equally vexing conundrums can be found in everyday objects, say dry spaghetti noodles. One night, while preparing one of his … [Read more...] about This spaghetti-breaking problem stumped physicist Richard Feynman. Two MIT students have now solved it.
MANIPAL: Five students of Manipal Institute of Technology, MAHE, participated in the Geoscientific Studies of Exclusive Economic Zone in Bay of Bengal onboard National flagship ORV Sagar Kanya recently. The student all of them from final Msc Geology are: Shibashis Guru, Abhilash AL, Gokul Valsan, Yugandhar Nighojkar and Sahil Gholap. The students contributed in the mapping of the Bay bed off Puri using Multi Beam Echo Sounder along with scientists led by Twinkle Damodharan from the National Centre for Antarctica and Ocean Research (NCAOR) and others. These students received onboard training on various oceanographic, geophysical and geological instruments, their operations and the data acquisition and processing software. The students spent 31 days on-board the scientific vessel travelling from Chennai to the survey area and then across Sri Lanka, returning to Kochi. It was an adventurous voyage for the budding scientists, where they got to experience the real life … [Read more...] about MIT students sail on a scientific mission across Bay of Bengal