Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Dr. Benjamin Black, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Permian Extinction and Volcanism

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Benjamin Black of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology discusses the connection between volcanism and one of the largest extinction events in Earth’s history. 

Ben Black is a postdoctoral researcher in geology and geochemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research seeks to understand the consequences of volcanism as it relates to the end-Permian mass extinction. He earned his Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

About Dr. Black

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New England News
4:50 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

MIT Establishes Award Named After Slain Officer

MIT campus police officer Sean Collier, 26, was shot and killed during an altercation with the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects.
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has established an award named after slain campus police officer Sean Collier.

The award announced Monday by MIT Executive Vice President Israel Ruiz will be given annually "to an individual or group that embodies the character and qualities that Officer Collier exhibited as a member of the MIT community."

Authorities allege the Boston Marathon bombing suspects killed Collier on April 18 to get his gun as they fled police.

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New England News
8:40 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Warren Plans Mass. Visits During Congress Break

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is making visits around the state this week as Congress takes its August break.

This afternoon the Massachusetts Democrat tours the AbbVie Bioresearch Center in Worcester. That's followed by a trip to Springfield for Sheriff Michael Ashe's annual clambake.

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WAMC News
7:41 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Suspect In Boston Marathon Bombing Indicted

Credit FBI

Authorities say Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces a 15-count state indictment related to the death of a police officer and a police shootout.

That's in addition to a 30-count federal indictment returned by a federal grand jury Thursday.

U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz and state officials said at a news conference that they're thinking of the three people killed and 260 people injured when two bombs exploded April 15 near the finish line.

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