Oct 26, 2007
The Human Factor And String Theory
Posted in: MIT Facts
Stu, Matt, Nance, Daniel and I are all down in NYC for the College Board Conference with a gazillion other admissions professionals. Things are pretty busy by day, but at night we've been heading to this sports bar that Matt discovered which is so pro-red-sox that it's almost like being in Boston or Cambridge. Sortof surreal to experience that in Manhattan, but I'm not complaining. That's one of the things I love about New York - you can find every single kind of person here, even Red Sox fans.
This trip will conclude my fall travel season, so I'll get back to blogging more frequently in November. In the meantime, here are a couple of links to tide you over:
- First, The Human Factor is a video that MIT has developed for its new Campaign For Students, a big fundraising campaign that will take us through the years leading up to our 150th anniversary. The video was designed to remind alums of all the reasons they love MIT, but I thought you guys might enjoy it as well. I definitely did - I think it's pretty brilliant.
- Second, I recently came across this contest that Brian Greene put together, to see who could best explain string theory in two minutes or less. (Note that one of the people in the viewer's choice winning video is wearing an MIT sweatshirt. :-)
Only a few more days remain before the EA deadline. Best of luck to all of you who are finishing up your EA applications!