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MIT staff blogger Matt McGann '00

From across the Web… by Matt McGann '00

Recent happenings across the Web.

Some random links I’ve been accumulating:

  • The New York Times asks Professors Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo of MIT’s Poverty Action Lab about microloans and microfinance.
  • Relatedly, you really should check out the work being done at both the Poverty Action Lab and the Program in Developmental Entrepreneurship.
  • Suffering from blackouts this summer? Professor Paul Joskow has the answer.
  • An interesting podcast interview with Richard Schmalensee, Dean of the MIT Sloan School of Management, by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
  • MIT scientists Ian Garrick-Bethell, Jack Wisdom (what a name!) and Maria Zuber may have figured out why the moon has a funny shape. [NYT] [Science]
  • An MIT researcher has developed a technique to deblur shaky camera photos.
  • Say hello to the newest blogger, Jessica Kim ’10 (a.k.a. JKim, or Her Awesomeness), who is temporarily blogging in the TIM the Beaver blog before settling into her own blog here in about a month. 
  • I don’t even know what to say about this one.

8 responses to “From across the Web…”

  1. Aziz '10 says:

    First again wink Hey I can’t really comment on anything because MIT is totally awesome ;p I already congratulated JKim on her blog but hey let’s say it again CONGRATS JKim!! Lol..okay that took away my hyperness for the day ;p A huggable bear with microsensors…faaar ouuuut MIT has a sense of humor too ;p

    See you soon Matt wink

  2. Anonymous says:

    Okay, so first of all the relevant:

    Robotic bears? That’s gotta be on the top 10 list of coolest things EVA!

    Now on the irrelevant (and actually why I’m “commenting”):

    Awhile back I regiestered for a MyMIT account. That was… oh say, a year and a half ago. Needless to say, I forgot my password, and had it locked down after trying to guess my own password. Now it says, “Your account has been locked. Please contact the MIT Admissions Department.” Contact the admissions office how you say? AND even more important, and infinitely more stupid, I’m a little embarassed to call random MIT phone #’s and ask around, so I thought somebody here could spare me the humilitation.

    Thanks in advance!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I, too, had my account shut down after guessing my password too many times. I just called the phone number it gives and told them what happened. They gave me a new temporary password, and then I changed it later. Now everything works fine.

  4. JKim says:

    I saw “Robotic Bears” and definitely thought of that robot maid from the Jetsons with hair on its face. Teddy bears are so much less fun! :(

  5. Minh says:

    Robotic bears are intense!

  6. Anshuman says:

    Hey Matt, thanks for the answers. One more question – will it be a problem if i give my SAT II in November, because the application process deadline’s 1st January and SAT II scores might not come out in time. Also, I think I’ll sit for the AP exams ( which are only held in May in my city :( )…hope it’s going to helpful…

  7. Richard says:

    Praise for TIME magazine: “Who Needs Harvard?”

    “Just because you haven’t heard of a college doesn’t mean it’s no good,” argues Marilee Jones, the admissions dean at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an outspoken advocate of the idea that parents need to lighten up. “Just as you’ve changed and grown since college, colleges are changing and growing.”

  8. Christina says:

    Robotic bears. Wowwwwwwwwww.