MIT and MGH distribute grants aimed towards supporting projects in clinical medicine
MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have recently allotted up to $3 million over a two-year period to fund research projects in clinical medicine, according to the MIT News Office. The projects will address in improving clinical diagnostics, treating infectious/autoimmune diseases, and diagnosing and treating major neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases.
MIT Medical will be administering flu shots next Wednesday, Oct. 22 in Walker Memorial Lobby from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The clinic is walk-in — no appointment is needed. Children 9 and under are not eligible for the walk-in clinic in Cambridge and should schedule an appointment for their immunizations.
Students from China differ on Hong Kong’s protestors
Some Chinese MIT students are working to raise awareness of the protests for democracy in Hong Kong, even as others see the protestors as too disruptive.
A sub headline of an article in the Tuesday, Oct. 14 issue of The Tech about the MIT women’s soccer team’s win over Wheaton incorrectly refer to the team as the field hockey team.
MIT alumnus wins Nobel Prize in economic science
WASHINGTON — The French economist Jean Tirole PhD ’81, a student of imperfect markets, has spent decades dissecting the many industries where competition does not fulfill the textbook promise that prices will be low and quality will be high.
East campus plans seem to ease worries about grad housing
Some graduate student leaders say they are optimistic about big plans to revamp east campus now that MIT has signalled that it will make up for the beds that will be lost in Kendall Square after the Eastgate graduate family housing building is demolished.
Hong Kong leader open to talks with protesters
HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s leader said Thursday that the city government hoped to meet with student protest leaders as soon as possible, as authorities struggled to remove pro-democracy demonstrators who have occupied some of the city’s most important thoroughfares for nearly three weeks.
Goldman stock falls on worries over sustainable returns
Goldman Sachs on Thursday reported strong third-quarter results, but investors and analysts expressed concerns that the performance might not be sustainable over time.
Calls to use a proposed nuclear site, now deemed safe
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Thursday released a long-delayed report on the suitability of Yucca Mountain as a disposal spot for nuclear waste, finding that the design met the commission’s requirements, laying the groundwork to restart the project if control of the Senate changes hands in the elections next month.
WASHINGTON — The director of the FBI, James B. Comey, said Thursday that federal laws should be changed to require telecommunications companies to give law enforcement agencies access to the encrypted communications of individuals suspected of crimes.
Unseasonable warmth to end over weekend
The warm weather of the past few days is likely to end overnight on Saturday as cold air is brought down behind a Low passing across the Eastern Canadian provinces. Today and Saturday are likely to have warm highs in the lower 70s (°F) before Sunday’s colder high in the lower to mid 50s (°F). There is a chance that Cambridge will see showers on Saturday afternoon, but nothing like the rainfall from yesterday.
Google is still pulling in money hand over fist, but in its latest earnings report Thursday there were signs that its ultra-profitable business in search advertising was starting to slow.
Calm returns to Wall Street, but Europe remains a worry
For a day at least, Wall Street was able to work through its worries about the world economy.
Europe evaluates Ebola measures as possible cases emerge
PARIS — Several new suspected cases of Ebola were reported in Europe on Thursday, amid heightened fears that measures to prevent the virus from spreading here are insufficient and that more people, especially health personnel attending to Ebola patients, are at risk of contamination.
Supplementing “All Doors Open”
Through the tragedies of last several months, we have often been reminded that MIT is a community that cares, that help is always available, and that seeking help is a sign of strength. And it is true that MIT has many excellent resources. However, it is also true that so many continue to see MIT as a place without a safety net.
MIT takes down Wellesley Field hockey team improves to 9-3-2 overall and 5-0-1 in conference after 3–0 shutout
Three different MIT players located the back of the Wellesley College net in the second half of Tuesday’s New England Women’s and Men’s Athletics Conference (NEWMAC) match as the Engineers defeated the Blue, 3-0, at Roberts Field at Steinbrenner Stadium. With the win, MIT improves to 9-3-2 overall and 5-0-1 in conference play, while Wellesley falls to 7-6-2 and 1-4-0.
UPCOMING HOME EVENTS
Friday, October 17
Rifle comes up short
Opening the season on the road, the MIT rifle team traveled to West Point, New York to take on teams from the U.S. Military Academy and the University of Memphis. In the end the Black Knights won the three-way competition with a score of 4,632, with the Tigers a close second with 4,626 points and the Engineers third with 4,418.
Institute Double Take
It’s not easy to see the night sky through Boston’s severe light pollution. But the camera can often see more of it than the human eye. On the night I took this photo (Oct. 6), I’d actually tried take a picture of the Milky Way from the edge of the Charles River. It should seem ludicrously impossible to photograph the Milky Way from anywhere remotely near a city, but it can actually be done with enough work in post-processing.