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MIT student blogger Melis A. '08

News bites from the Institvte by Melis A. '08

A taste of what's happening around campus.

After a ridiculously awesome weekend in New York, I’m home for Spring Break. Clearly, three days away from the Institvte is too much for me, and I’m finding myself searching for MIT news. The articles that I found provide some snapshots of MIT:

3/26/07: MIT models interdisciplinary supply chain
In the near future, the presence of human colonies on the moon will require frequent missions to deliver fuel, food, and spare parts. Two MIT professors have created a software tool to model interplanetary supply chains.

3/26/07: MIT’s Zimmerman wins second title at NCGA
MIT sophomore Julia Zimmerman won the all-around title at the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association Championship.

3/26/07: An MIT doctoral student studies how addicted people are to their Blackberry devices
“Melissa Mazmanian, a fourth-year MIT Sloan doctoral student, is working with assorted companies to study people’s BlackBerry habits.”

3/26/07: His mind is on the eighth dimension
MIT Mathematics Professor David Vogan and an international team have mapped “one of the largest and most complicated structures in mathematics. If printed on paper, the calculation would cover 49 square miles.”

3/23/07: MIT Wants To Solve Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: University Working To End Conflict In Middle East
“MIT officials are inviting individuals or teams from any country to participate in its “Just Jerusalem” competition. The contest aims to find a way to make Jerusalem “just, peaceful and sustainable” by 2050 so that Palestinians and Israelis can live side by side in a city both consider their capital.”

3/22/07: MIT Pistol Team Claims National Championship
“Here’s something to brag about over spring break: MIT students have better aim with a pistol than their counterparts at the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine Academies.”

3/21/07: MIT biologists solve vitamin puzzle
“Solving a mystery that has puzzled scientists for decades, MIT and Harvard researchers have discovered the final piece of the synthesis pathway of vitamin B12–the only vitamin synthesized exclusively by microorganisms.”

7 responses to “News bites from the Institvte”

  1. Ritchie '11 says:

    Wow. The Pistol Team is something im looking at joining probably. That, and an ultimate frisbee team lol.

  2. Basant says:

    @eighth dim…

    Prof. Vogan used 248 dim. to describe the 57-dim E8…. cooooooool…..

  3. Nick says:

    Hi there. I love ua articles. Seems like its full of activities more than i thought. Some of us like me feel left out when we know that’s where we belong. I was wondering if the emails sent to your inboxes ever reach you.

  4. Karen says:

    That pistol thing is seriously impressive. I mean, the rest is too, but everyone already knows about and expects MIT’s biological/mathematical/etc prowess.

  5. Sharmin '10 says:

    Julia, not Michelle Zimmermann. Michelle is a senior and the president of the Debate Team, though also very awesome and victorious.

  6. Minh says:

    Dear Melis,

    I think you should tell us (or at the very least me, your little ex-prefrosh =P) about your “amazing weekend in NYC.” Hehe.