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Boston Globe

Tara Sullivan of The Boston Globe writes about MIT alumnus AJ Edelman '14, who is representing Israel as a skeleton racer at the PyeongChang Olympics. Sullivan writes that Edelman’s journey to the global competition “represents one more beautiful example of the best of what the Olympics can be.”

Boston Globe

MIT freshman Katie Collins is highlighted by The Boston Globe for her “noteworthy performance” at the Division 3 pre-nationals women’s cross-country meet. Collins’ performance helped the Engineers to a second-place finish in the meet. 

The Washington Post

Washington Post reporter Travis Andrews writes that MIT researchers have created a workout suit with ventilating flaps embedded with bacteria that automatically open and close in response to sweat. Andrews explains that “as the bacteria relaxes and shrinks into itself, the cells pull away from the wearer, opening the flaps and letting fresh air flood in.”

Popular Science

MIT researchers have developed a workout suit with vents that are triggered by bacteria to automatically open in response to sweat, reports Rob Verger for Popular Science. Verger explains that the researchers hope to apply the technology to create clothing that can, “produce a pleasant smell when you sweat.”

Daily Mail

Daily Mail reporter Colin Fernandez writes that MIT researchers have developed a self-ventilating workout suit that can help keep athletes cool and dry while they exercise. Fernandez explains that the suit is embedded with harmless microbes that contract when they sense heat or cold, triggering flaps in the suit to open and close. 

Forbes

Patrick Rishe of Forbes writes about the 2017 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Rishe notes that the conference’s “combination of knowledge, presentations, and networking opportunities is off-the-charts, and a must for programs who wish to be taken seriously in the Sports Business space.”

Bloomberg

Researchers at the MIT Media Lab have developed a new material, called bioLogic, that alters its shape with changes in humidity and opens ventilation ducts when the wearer starts sweating, writes Olga Kharif for Bloomberg Business. 

Boston Herald

Boston Herald reporter Tom Layman writes about freshman Bradley Jomard’s first game for the MIT basketball team, which took place the night of the Paris terrorist attacks. Head coach Larry Anderson says that Bradley, whose family lives in Paris, stayed focused on the game. “What that says about him is that he’s a very thoughtful person,” says Anderson. 

Boston Globe

Boston Globe reporter Marvin Pave profiles sophomore Jeremy Bogle, who earned All-American honors last year for his work on the water polo team. “Jeremy embraces the sport with the healthiest attitude I have ever seen,’’ says MIT coach Dave Andriole. 

The Washington Post

Washington Post reporter Joey LoMonaco writes about incoming freshman Jake Stein’s decision to matriculate at MIT, where he will be playing on the lacrosse team. 

The Boston Globe

Marvin Pave of The Boston Globe speaks with MIT junior and softball catcher Tori Jensen about her development as a student and an athlete. “I’ve become mentally tougher, knowing my teammates always have my back,” says Jensen, who holds MIT’s single-season records for both doubles and RBIs.

Boston Globe

MIT sophomore Maryann Gong has been named the NCAA Division III Women's Track Athlete of the Year. According to The Boston Globe, “Gong is the fifth Engineer to win the award.”

San Jose Mercury News

Darren Sabedra of San Jose Mercury News writes about incoming freshman Riley Quinn, who plans to double major in math and business and play football at MIT. Quinn, who was born without a left hand and forearm, wrote in his college essay that he leveraged what “others may call a physical disability as my driving force and motivation to excel at everything I do."

Boston Globe

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.”

The Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Cohen takes a look at the revival of the MIT football program, which after being disbanded in 1901 was resurrected as a student-run squad in 1978. “They deserve a lot of credit for where we are today,” says MIT President L. Rafael Reif of MIT’s founding football players.