November 23, 2014
The Boston Globe reports on the MIT football team’s victory in the first round of the NCAA Division 3 playoffs. The Engineers kicked a field goal to force overtime, “then got a 13-yard touchdown pass from Peter Williams to Seve Esparrago to pull out a 27-20 victory over Husson.”
At 9-0, Engineers achieve first undefeated regular season since 1881.
In the playoffs for first time, MIT's football history has included an 88-year winless streak, an ugliest-man competition, and borrowed orange uniforms.
Prof. Craig Steven Wilder and archivist Nora Murphy speak with Heather Goldstone of Living Lab Radio on WCAI about a new undergraduate course to research MIT’s historical ties to slavery. “The story of MIT also tells us about the centrality of slavery to the United States economy and to the rise of the United States as we know it,” says Wilder.WCAI Radio
This year’s MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference will feature former U.S. President Barack Obama, report Eric Chemi and Jessica Golden for CNBC. Jessica Gelman, the conference’s co-founder, tells Chemi and Golden: “We’re so honored [Obama] wants to be part of this conference, which 12 years ago was just a few people in MIT classrooms.”