Chemistry Graduate Student Is Dead after Collapse in Marathon
Peter N. Curtin, 23, a graduate student in Course V, died Saturday after collapsing at the 25-mile mark in the Baltimore Running Festival Marathon at around 11:20 a.m. He was immediately taken to the Union Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:11 p.m, hospital spokeswoman Debra Schindler told <i>The Baltimore Sun</i>.
Deval Patrick to Speak at Commencement
MIT’s 143rd Commencement exercises will take place this morning on Killian Court where more than 2,200 graduating students will receive about 2,600 degrees.
THEATER REVIEW A Rewriting of Shakespeare
Within 24 hours of beginning development, a group of less than twenty MIT Shakespeare Ensemble members had written a script, formed a cast, rehearsed it, made costumes, built a set, and completed everything else that a play needs. It all went down in 34-101, a lecture hall usually used for classes rather than plays. A very odd place to stage a play.
‘In Memory of James Albrecht’ Robots Win BattleCode Contest
There was excitement in the air on the evening of Feb. 1, as spectators filed into Kresge Auditorium for the BattleCode 2008 final tournament. Thousands of dollars in prizes were at stake as the teams sought to prove their software’s mettle.
Undergrad Giving Program Meets Goals
A total of $3,880 from freshmen, sophomores, and juniors was collected over the course of the two-week Underclassmen Giving Campaign. The first week of the campaign, held last October, brought in 460 gifts and $2,500. The remaining money, donated by 207 students, was raised last week during the second part of the UGC, bringing the total underclassmen participation rate to 21 percent, up from 15 percent after the first week.