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Team Latke members are, from left, Dean Robert Silbey, Associate Professor Diana Henderson, freshman Sara Segal and Assistant Professor Brian Robison.
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Team Latke members are, from left, Dean Robert Silbey, Associate Professor Diana Henderson, freshman Sara Segal and Assistant Professor Brian Robison.
Credits:
Photo / L. Barry Hetherington
The members of Team Hamentashen are Professor Alex Slocum, senior Kayla Jacobs, Professor Daniel Kleitman and Professor Alan Guth.
Caption:
The members of Team Hamentashen are Professor Alex Slocum, senior Kayla Jacobs, Professor Daniel Kleitman and Professor Alan Guth.
Credits:
Photo / L. Barry Hetherington

Team Latke insisted on the superiority of the potato pancake over its rival Jewish delicacy, the hamentashen, during the annual Latke-Hamentashen Debate held Monday, March 6, in Room 10-250. In the top photo, the winning team members are, from left, Dean Robert Silbey, Associate Professor Diana Henderson, freshman Sara Segal and Assistant Professor Brian Robison.

Team Hamentashen, which fought for the bragging rights of Purim cookies, is shown in the bottom photo. Members included, from left, Professor Alex Slocum, senior Kayla Jacobs, Professor Daniel Kleitman and Professor Alan Guth.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 8, 2006 (download PDF).

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