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MIT student blogger Jessie L. '07

MIT wins the gold by Jessie L. '07

Oh look, how interesting. MIT seems to have won an Olympic gold medal at Torino. All photo credits go to Matt Peddie ’09.

A pretty nighttime shot from far away. Note how the medal design has a hole in the middle just like the Torino medals.

A much more close-up shot. You can see the construction and securing details.

It was a very windy day, but the medal stayed in place despite its best efforts to escape.

MIT’s victory attracted quite a bit of news coverage.

CBS Boston video

The Boston Channel’s article

NBC article

Not that such odd occurrances are so unusual at MIT. You can read a decent list of hacks from the last couple of years here. Unfortunately most of them have no descriptions or pictures yet, but it at least tells a lot of what’s been going on.

What’s your favorite MIT hack?

9 responses to “MIT wins the gold”

  1. This ones ‘ quasi-cool ‘ for me…but nice nevertheless….MITs hacks are always fun to observe and inspiring as well – in a way…

    my fave has to be when the Dome was converted into R2D2…..a photo of that is still my wallpaper

    http://hacks.mit.edu/Hacks/by_year/1999/r2d2

    thats the link if you want to see the photos…signing it as Rebel Scum is so brilliant and so MIT !!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    the police car hack is pretty neat.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Do “hacks” occur very often at MIT? Seems like there were already five or so pranks done this year.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Do “hacks” occur very often at MIT? Seems like there were already five or so pranks done this year.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Do “hacks” occur very often at MIT? Seems like there were already five or so pranks done this year.

  6. Shan says:

    I’ve always loved the police car one.

    Did you see the Harry Potter scar from over the summer? It’s not as impressive as the other ones, but it was still pretty cool to see, especially if you’re into the HP fandom! smile

  7. Dinyar says:

    I loved the buzzword-bingo, but the R2D2 hack was quite neat too actually.. closely followed by super mario and “you must be at least this smart.. ” wink

  8. Anonymous says:

    How do you feel about the Tech Op-ed piece about hackers?

  9. Could you link to that Op-Ed piece online anywhere?