Aug 2, 2005 Melis’s UROP Blog Posted in: Academics & Research Melis '08 has started writing a blog, through which she explores "a different MIT student Comments (Closed after 30 days to reduce spam) I am totally in love with this banner, Mitra! Who made it? I could never even hope to be as good at DDR as you are. I agree that our bloggers' names are way biased toward the first half of the alphabet. I heard that you also have a better chance of getting into MIT if your first name begins with the letter M. Is this true? Some '06s from my high school are thinking of legally changing their names this month. Posted by: Sam on August 2, 2005 I agree with Sam: I love the banner. Also, what if your LAST name begins with M? ^_^ Posted by: Justin M on August 2, 2005 http://web.mit.edu/referencepubs/nondiscrimination/ -- they don't mention first initial, do they?? Justin -- nope, last initial "M" doesn't matter. We do, however, show preference to those with the last name "Jones" as evidenced by the THREE people in admissions with that last name. http://web.mit.edu/bin/cgicso?query=jones Okay, on a serious note, you ought to read MIT's Nondiscrimination Statement. And then go file the papers to change your name. Posted by: Mitra on August 2, 2005 haha I'm not sure that blogging and econometrics really mix. Sam was able to pull it off, but I don't know about this. And yeah, nice banner! (Though I do hope that Sam is joking about your DDR ability.) Posted by: Spencer on August 2, 2005 Hrmph. That explains a lot. Damn it, and for a second there I thought I'd gotten in on merit. Psh. Hey, merit starts with an 'm'... Later, Mike. Posted by: Michael Borohovski on August 3, 2005 oh wow, the banner I made looks really bad compared to this one! and one letter off! Maybe I should be Micole? Hmmmm... Posted by: Nicole R on August 3, 2005 Hey Mitra, Yeah, cool banner. I was also just thinking that all those arrows are for DDR. . .is that true? hope your summer is going well. -Stephanie Posted by: Stephanie on August 3, 2005 Thanks for the plug, MITra =) Great blog (and banner), by the way! Posted by: Melis on August 3, 2005 I too would like to commend you on your new banner Also, you should consider submitting your research to MURJ Posted by: Phil on August 4, 2005 Comments have been closed.