massachusetts institute of technology freshman admissions portal/community v. 2.0

My name is Matt McGann, and for the past 5+ years, I've been blessed to have one of the greatest jobs in the world - Admissions Officer for MIT. I get to meet great students from around the world, read applications, work on the selection committee, oversee admissions data & research, be a leader for our international selection process, network with folks from math/science organizations and competitions, and, of course, blog. It's an exciting job!

In addition to working at MIT, I also went to MIT, receiving a Bachelor's degree in Management Science. While at MIT, I was very involved in student government (serving as President my senior year), intramural ice hockey (C League), the MIT Quiz Bowl team, student publications, and more. When not in class or student groups, I could be found in my dormitory, Baker House, the architectural gem built by Alvar Aalto on the banks of the Charles River.

I grew up in a small town, and neither my parents nor my grandparents before them went to college, making going off to the big city to attend university an even bigger adventure. Thanks to a generous financial aid package, I was able to attend MIT, and have a great time.

In my spare time, you can find me watching Veronica Mars, checking out the latest Bollywood movie, playing Settlers of Catan, eating at Boston's yummiest restaurants, working on learning Chinese, playing ice hockey, working out at MIT's Z Center gym, or getting ready for my next travel adventure. And blogging.

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Biology-inspired design from MIT alums
June 29, 2011 | What happens when you bring together nature and technology? I think you'll like the result.
Posted in MIT Inventions & Breakthroughs | 4 Responses Incentive to Drop Out
May 26, 2011 | Two MIT students get $100,000 and lots of opportunities in a two-year fellowship.
Posted in Life After MIT (Careers & Grad School) | 9 Responses Updates from Admissions
April 28, 2011 | The latest from the home office in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Posted in Miscellaneous | 12 Responses
06.29.11 Biology-inspired design from MIT alums posted in MIT Inventions & Breakthroughs
05.26.11 Incentive to Drop Out posted in Life After MIT (Careers & Grad School)
04.28.11 Updates from Admissions posted in Miscellaneous
04.11.11 On taking a 'Gap Year' posted in Deferring Enrollment
03.26.11 The MIT Spring Concert posted in Hacks & Traditions
03.15.11 News for Admitted Students posted in Miscellaneous
03.15.11 Waitlist Q&A posted in Miscellaneous
02.10.11 Bringing Down the (Lottery) House posted in Notable Alumni
01.25.11 The MIT Midyear Report posted in Deadlines
12.29.10 MIT Regular Action Deadline posted in Miscellaneous
12.29.10 For EA Deferred Students posted in Miscellaneous
12.09.10 MIT EA Decisions: Thursday 12/16, 9pm EST posted in Miscellaneous
11.21.10 Congrats Jenn Lai '11, Rhodes Scholar posted in Life After MIT (Careers & Grad School)
11.18.10 Early Action Update posted in Deadlines
11.10.10 Missing Application Materials? posted in Deadlines
10.29.10 Your Early Action Deadline Questions posted in Deadlines
10.18.10 MIT Econ Prof Wins Nobel Prize (with video) posted in Faculty At MIT
10.16.10 About MIT Recommendation Letters posted in The Freshman Application
09.23.10 Watch this! posted in Notable Alumni
09.11.10 MIT on the road posted in Fall Recruitment Travel Schedule
09.08.10 First Day of Classes! posted in LEARNING
08.23.10 Famous people who didn't go to MIT posted in Miscellaneous
08.10.10 The MIT Application is now available! posted in The Freshman Application
08.10.10 Talking about a difficult subject posted in Miscellaneous
06.16.10 MIT Alums Direct New OK Go Video posted in Notable Alumni
06.09.10 MIT grads, 10 years later posted in Life After MIT (Careers & Grad School)
04.21.10 Saying Yes (or No) posted in Miscellaneous
04.21.10 On taking a 'Gap Year' posted in Deferring Enrollment
04.07.10 Q&A with Prof. Jonathan Gruber '87 (CPW Preview!) posted in Faculty At MIT
04.05.10 Q&A with Prof. Nancy Kanwisher '80 (CPW Preview!) posted in Faculty At MIT
03.18.10 Admitted Students Update posted in Miscellaneous
03.18.10 More Information on the Waitlist posted in Miscellaneous
03.04.10 Regular Action Decisions: Sunday 3/14 posted in Deadlines
03.02.10 will.i.am: An entry by Prof. Patrick Henry Winston posted in Faculty At MIT
03.02.10 Quick updates posted in Miscellaneous
02.02.10 Time to Complete the MIT Midyear Report posted in Deadlines
01.25.10 Regular Action Admissions Update posted in Miscellaneous
01.13.10 About the Midyear Report posted in The Freshman Application
01.13.10 For EA Deferred Students posted in Miscellaneous
12.29.09 MIT Regular Action Deadline posted in Deadlines
12.14.09 Finals Week posted in Miscellaneous
12.11.09 Early Action Decisions: Wednesday 12/16 posted in Deadlines
11.22.09 Three MIT students win Rhodes Scholarships posted in Notable Alumni
11.18.09 EA Update: App Tracking & More posted in Deadlines
11.10.09 Where's My Stuff? posted in Deadlines
11.08.09 Always Moving Forward: An entry by Prof. Patrick Henry Winston posted in Athletics
10.31.09 EA Deadline: Your Questions [Updated] posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
10.23.09 Obama to speak on clean energy, visit MIT energy labs today posted in MIT's Influence On The World
10.01.09 MIT Blogs Featured in NY Times posted in Miscellaneous
09.24.09 Some recommendations about recommendations posted in The Freshman Application
09.08.09 Application question: scholastic and non-scholastic distinctions? posted in The Freshman Application
08.31.09 Introducing the Class of 2013: Merritt '13, Carlos '13, Edward '13, and John '13 posted in Incoming Freshman Class Profile
08.26.09 Introducing the Class of 2013: Scott '13, Cory '13, Edner '13, Jeremy '13, and Bee '13 posted in Incoming Freshman Class Profile
08.20.09 Introducing the Class of 2013: Henrique '13, Chika '13, and Qinxuan '13 posted in Incoming Freshman Class Profile
08.10.09 Introducing the Class of 2013: Trevor '13 posted in Incoming Freshman Class Profile
08.07.09 Introducing the Class of 2013: Twins Chandler '13 and Taylor '13 posted in Incoming Freshman Class Profile
07.30.09 Introducing the Class of 2013: Jonte '13 posted in Incoming Freshman Class Profile
07.27.09 Introducing the Class of 2013: Sean '13 posted in Incoming Freshman Class Profile
07.22.09 Introducing the Class of 2013: Terence '13 posted in Incoming Freshman Class Profile
07.20.09 Celebrating the Moon Landing posted in Notable Alumni
07.17.09 Introducing the Class of 2013: Christy '13 posted in Incoming Freshman Class Profile
05.13.09 The Waitlist, 2009 posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
05.08.09 Info for the Class of 2013 posted in Miscellaneous
05.01.09 This... is... Jeopardy! [UPDATE] posted in Student Life & Culture
04.27.09 Tattoo ideas posted in Miscellaneous
04.27.09 Waitlist and transfer: quick update posted in Miscellaneous
04.21.09 CPW, making a decision, and saying yes/no posted in Miscellaneous
04.18.09 HS Juniors/Sophomores: Upcoming MIT Events posted in Fall Recruitment Travel Schedule
04.15.09 What to expect when you're expecting CPW posted in Miscellaneous
04.08.09 Chocolate!!! posted in Food / Dining Options, Student Organizations
03.17.09 More Information on the Waitlist posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
03.16.09 Admitted Students Update posted in Miscellaneous
03.09.09 Regular Action Decisions: Saturday 3/14 posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
02.24.09 February updates posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
02.09.09 A bevy of beautiful Brass Rat bezels posted in Hacks & Traditions
02.06.09 N.Y. Times, Page B11: "MIT Guard Shows Brains and Hoops Can Mix" posted in Athletics
01.31.09 Nadal, Federer, Helfant '85 posted in Notable Alumni
01.28.09 Application Tracking now available posted in Miscellaneous
01.03.09 MIT Regular Action Deadline Extended to January 3 posted in Miscellaneous
12.28.08 MIT Regular Action Deadline posted in Miscellaneous
12.17.08 For EA Deferred Students posted in Miscellaneous
12.10.08 Early Action Decisions posted in Miscellaneous
12.08.08 EA Update posted in Miscellaneous
12.01.08 To-Do List for Regular Action Applicants posted in Deadlines
11.24.08 2 More MIT Students Become Rhodes Scholars posted in Life After MIT (Careers & Grad School)
11.21.08 EA Tracking update posted in Miscellaneous
11.12.08 Admissions updates posted in Miscellaneous
10.30.08 Early Action Season posted in Deadlines
09.25.08 Avoid spelling errors! posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
09.09.08 Dorm Companion #1: Art posted in Music & The Arts
09.09.08 Dorm Companion #2: Cat posted in Residential Life / Housing Options
09.05.08 MIT goes on the road posted in Fall Recruitment Travel Schedule
09.04.08 The other 2 of the 3 R's posted in Majors & Minors
09.02.08 Meet the Class of 2012 posted in Incoming Freshman Class Profile
08.26.08 MIT Admissions Statistics 2008 posted in Admissions Statistics
08.26.08 Blogger selection 2008 results posted in Miscellaneous
08.22.08 MIT Olympians, Part 2 posted in Science Fairs, Olympiads, Etc.
08.19.08 MIT Olympians posted in Athletics
08.03.08 MIT Freshman Application: Live on Monday posted in The Freshman Application
07.30.08 Scholarship Opportunity: Davidson Fellows posted in Financial Aid
07.27.08 Selecting the new bloggers! posted in Miscellaneous
07.21.08 Class of 2012 Profile Posted posted in Incoming Freshman Class Profile
07.07.08 The Pink Hair Problem posted in Interviews / Educational Counselors (ECs)
07.03.08 Boston's 4th of July posted in Boston & Cambridge
07.01.08 MIT Meetings with Brown & Yale in Texas and Arizona posted in Fall Recruitment Travel Schedule
06.26.08 An Online Going-Away Card for Ben Jones posted in Miscellaneous
06.26.08 Best of the Ben Blogs posted in Miscellaneous
06.24.08 Prof. Junot Diaz on The Colbert Report! posted in Faculty At MIT
06.22.08 Alcohol in College: Scotland and the US posted in Health & Safety
06.20.08 Transfer Wrap-Up 2008 posted in Miscellaneous
05.12.08 Waitlist News posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
05.04.08 Iron Man, MIT '87 (?) posted in Notable Alumni
04.30.08 Decision Day Eve posted in Miscellaneous
04.23.08 The MIT Spring Concert posted in Student Life & Culture
04.21.08 MIT Meetings with Brown & Yale in CA, IL, MI, NV, OH posted in Fall Recruitment Travel Schedule
04.16.08 CPW, via Video posted in Miscellaneous
04.10.08 What's Going On posted in Making The Most Of Your Visit
04.08.08 A CPW Entry for Parents posted in Making The Most Of Your Visit
04.06.08 What to expect when you're expecting CPW posted in Making The Most Of Your Visit
04.04.08 On taking a 'Gap Year' posted in Deferring Enrollment
03.31.08 21: The Movie Night posted in Hacks & Traditions
03.26.08 Class of 2012 Night at the Movies posted in Hacks & Traditions
03.24.08 Stu Schmill '86 named Dean of Admissions posted in Miscellaneous
03.20.08 Updates for the Admitted posted in Miscellaneous
03.20.08 Q&A for the Waitlisted posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
03.17.08 Snapshot Statshot posted in Admissions Statistics
02.21.08 The Years of the Rat posted in Hacks & Traditions
02.09.08 Physics Prof. Peter Fisher on Conan posted in Faculty At MIT
01.24.08 The State of the Mail: Opened & Processed posted in The Freshman Application
01.18.08 Mystery Hunt 2008 Begins! posted in The Month Of January: IAP
01.16.08 Juniors: MIT and other summer programs posted in Summer Programs
01.11.08 Where's My Stuff? posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
01.05.08 FIRST Robotics Kickoff posted in Miscellaneous
12.18.07 Deferred Students Update posted in Miscellaneous
12.18.07 Admitted Students Update posted in Miscellaneous
12.15.07 Admitted posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
12.15.07 Deferred posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
12.15.07 Not Admitted posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
12.03.07 Snow(y) Day posted in Miscellaneous
11.29.07 So much to do, so little time posted in Student Life & Culture
11.20.07 Engineer, Blogger... Rhodes Scholar (!) posted in Notable Alumni
11.15.07 You Complete Me posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
11.14.07 The Early Applications... posted in Deadlines
11.04.07 Nourishing bodies, enriching souls and minds posted in Advising & Support
11.01.07 Deadline Day posted in Deadlines
10.29.07 Supplemental Materials posted in The Freshman Application
10.24.07 Southern California Fires posted in Miscellaneous
10.18.07 Order of Operations posted in The Freshman Application
10.11.07 Early Action Interview Deadline Approaching! posted in Interviews / Educational Counselors (ECs)
09.14.07 Ritual & Ceremony posted in Miscellaneous
09.05.07 First Day of School posted in Coursework
09.03.07 MIT goes on the road posted in Fall Recruitment Travel Schedule
08.24.07 Law & Order: MIT Alum Unit posted in Life After MIT (Careers & Grad School), Notable Alumni
08.20.07 The Class of 2011 arrives... posted in Incoming Freshman Class Profile
07.25.07 Laura's UROP Advisor in 'American Inventor' finals tonight! posted in Undergraduate Research Opportunities
07.19.07 Pottermania hits MIT posted in Miscellaneous
07.12.07 Fireworks over MIT's Great Dome posted in Boston & Cambridge
07.08.07 MIT Admissions Statistics 2007 posted in Admissions Statistics
07.03.07 Fabulous Festivities & Fireworks for the Fourth posted in Boston & Cambridge
06.20.07 The 'Magic Paint Brush' posted in MIT Inventions & Breakthroughs
06.12.07 Testing requirements FAQ posted in Standardized Test Requirements
06.01.07 Consider a Gap Year posted in Deferring Enrollment
05.17.07 Waitlist posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
05.17.07 Quick hello from Albuquerque posted in Miscellaneous
05.12.07 MIT ISEF Reception posted in Miscellaneous
05.09.07 In the South for prospective students; in the mail for incoming students posted in Miscellaneous
05.07.07 Live from Florida posted in Fall Recruitment Travel Schedule
04.19.07 Entrepreneurship invasion posted in MIT Inventions & Breakthroughs
04.18.07 ...More CPW posted in Miscellaneous
04.17.07 Our thoughts go out to Virginia Tech. posted in Miscellaneous
04.13.07 CPW Friday liveblog posted in Miscellaneous
04.12.07 CPW Thursday liveblog posted in Miscellaneous
04.11.07 That's where you'll find me posted in Miscellaneous
04.10.07 More Updates from Cambridge posted in Miscellaneous
04.09.07 A blog post about blog posts posted in The Match Between You And MIT
04.08.07 Some CPW Thoughts posted in Miscellaneous
03.31.07 Admitted Students Parties Update posted in Miscellaneous
03.24.07 Admitted Students Parties posted in Miscellaneous
03.23.07 I'm embarrassed to be writing this entry. posted in Student Life & Culture
03.21.07 The return of Questions Omnibus posted in Questions And Answers
03.20.07 Admitted Students Update posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
03.20.07 Waitlist post posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
03.17.07 MIT Admissions 2007 posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
03.15.07 This one goes out to the parents posted in Miscellaneous
03.06.07 Financial aid news & more posted in Financial Aid
03.01.07 Davidson Fellows scholarship program posted in Financial Aid
02.18.07 Happy Year of the Pig posted in Miscellaneous
02.17.07 Comics for IAP posted in The Month Of January: IAP
02.15.07 New ZigZag video podcast & behind the scenes posted in Incoming Freshman Class Profile
02.13.07 Show your creativity: the Year of the Pig posted in Miscellaneous
02.06.07 Guessing game results posted in Miscellaneous
02.04.07 Numbers, Perfect and Imperfect posted in Miscellaneous
01.26.07 Juniors: MITES, RSI and WTP deadlines approaching posted in Summer Programs
01.26.07 More HS Summer Programs posted in Summer Programs
01.24.07 Missing Pieces posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
01.21.07 Tales from the application process posted in Miscellaneous
01.18.07 Mid-January Updates posted in Miscellaneous
01.16.07 Mystery Hunt 2007 posted in Hacks & Traditions
01.12.07 Mystery Hunt Day 1 posted in Hacks & Traditions
01.10.07 Former MIT Students on TV posted in Notable Alumni
01.09.07 Random notes posted in Miscellaneous
01.08.07 IAP & Mystery Hunt preview posted in The Month Of January: IAP
01.04.07 Mini-contest: Your Application Reflections posted in Miscellaneous
12.29.06 Deadline-time Questions Omnibus posted in Questions And Answers
12.27.06 Holiday Gifts, MIT Style posted in MIT Inventions & Breakthroughs
12.26.06 MIT Regular Action Deadline & Taking Questions posted in Deadlines
12.24.06 'Twas the night before Christmas posted in Miscellaneous
12.19.06 New ZigZag and more posted in Miscellaneous
12.11.06 More For Deferred Students posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
12.11.06 More For Admitted Students posted in Miscellaneous
12.09.06 Early Action posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
12.09.06 Open Thread: Admitted posted in Miscellaneous
12.09.06 Open Thread: Deferred posted in Miscellaneous
12.02.06 Update from selection posted in Miscellaneous
11.28.06 What should I be doing now? posted in The Freshman Application
11.25.06 Video: Friendly Robots! posted in Faculty At MIT
11.25.06 Video: New Zigzag posted in Student Life & Culture
11.23.06 Happy Thanksgiving! posted in Miscellaneous
11.22.06 The Case of the Disappearing Admissions Officers posted in Miscellaneous
11.01.06 EA Deadline posted in Deadlines
10.30.06 Questions Omnibus & Fierce Forever posted in Questions And Answers
10.27.06 A Student, A Professor, An Alum posted in MIT Inventions & Breakthroughs
10.24.06 On Supplemental Materials posted in The Freshman Application
10.23.06 October '06 Questions Omnibus posted in Questions And Answers
10.20.06 The Latest Updates posted in Miscellaneous
10.17.06 The Interview: 10/20 Approaches posted in Interviews / Educational Counselors (ECs)
10.14.06 On APs posted in Recommended High School Preparation
10.12.06 Dean Marilee Jones in the news posted in Recommended High School Preparation
10.11.06 Build awesome posted in Recommended High School Preparation
10.08.06 Videos and photos and more posted in Miscellaneous
10.03.06 Autumn Questions Omnibus posted in Questions And Answers
09.29.06 Rocky Mountain Round-Up posted in Fall Recruitment Travel Schedule
09.22.06 ZigZag 10 posted in Student Life & Culture
09.21.06 The Big MIT Career Fair posted in Life After MIT (Careers & Grad School)
09.18.06 Marilee Jones in the news posted in Helping Your Parents Through This Process
09.17.06 Bay Area wrap-up posted in Fall Recruitment Travel Schedule
09.10.06 Reno/Sacramento wrap-up posted in Fall Recruitment Travel Schedule
09.09.06 Hartford meeting wrap-up posted in Undergraduate Research Opportunities
09.05.06 Homeschooled applicants posted in Homeschooled Applicants: Helpful Tips
09.04.06 From Cambridge to You posted in Fall Recruitment Travel Schedule
09.03.06 Two quick items from the web posted in Miscellaneous
08.31.06 Photo Contest, Round 2 posted in Miscellaneous
08.29.06 ZigZag Episode 9 posted in Miscellaneous
08.27.06 MIT '10: Isaac Lozada posted in Incoming Freshman Class Profile
08.25.06 Photo Contest, Round 1 posted in Miscellaneous
08.24.06 Pre-Orientation Begins posted in Miscellaneous
08.20.06 Straight from the Dean's mouth posted in Questions And Answers
08.18.06 "MIT Abounds With UROP Students" posted in Undergraduate Research Opportunities
08.16.06 Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper '84, Astronaut posted in Notable Alumni
08.13.06 Radia Perlman '73, Mother of the Internet posted in Notable Alumni
08.12.06 From across the Web... posted in Miscellaneous
08.10.06 Omnibus Followup: Women in Engineering posted in Women At MIT
08.08.06 August Questions Omnibus 1 posted in Questions And Answers
08.05.06 MIT '10: Sulinya Ramanan posted in Incoming Freshman Class Profile
08.04.06 MIT '10: Molly Pounds posted in Incoming Freshman Class Profile
08.03.06 MIT '10: Quentin Smith posted in Incoming Freshman Class Profile
08.02.06 MIT '10: Ervin Puskar posted in Incoming Freshman Class Profile
08.01.06 MIT '10: Anthony Rindone posted in Incoming Freshman Class Profile
07.31.06 MIT '10: Cristen Chinea posted in Incoming Freshman Class Profile
07.30.06 MIT '10: Corey Kubber posted in Incoming Freshman Class Profile
07.29.06 MIT '10: Daniel Guillen posted in Incoming Freshman Class Profile
07.28.06 MIT '10: Another Fab Four posted in Incoming Freshman Class Profile
07.27.06 MIT '10: The Plano Four posted in Incoming Freshman Class Profile
07.26.06 MIT '10s in the news posted in Incoming Freshman Class Profile
07.26.06 MIT '10: Eletha Flores posted in Incoming Freshman Class Profile
07.24.06 Class of 2010 profile posted in Admissions Statistics
07.17.06 International conference followup posted in International Applicants: Helpful Tips
07.15.06 Summer restaurant recommendations posted in Exploring Boston & Cambridge
07.11.06 Visiting MIT & Boston colleges posted in Making The Most Of Your Visit
07.10.06 World Cup Final in Boston posted in Boston & Cambridge
07.07.06 ZigZag Episode 8 posted in Life After MIT (Careers & Grad School)
07.06.06 July Questions Omnibus 1 posted in Questions And Answers
07.05.06 Crazy admissions stories posted in Helping Your Parents Through This Process
07.02.06 4th of July Celebrations posted in Boston & Cambridge
06.29.06 2006 MIT Admissions Statistics posted in Admissions Statistics
06.22.06 PrimeShooter posted in Miscellaneous
06.20.06 Reality TV posted in Notable Alumni
06.18.06 ZigZag Episode 7 posted in Student Life & Culture
06.16.06 World Cup Challenge Results posted in Miscellaneous
06.13.06 World Cup Challenge posted in Miscellaneous
06.12.06 MIT Reunion Weekend posted in Life After MIT (Careers & Grad School)
06.09.06 MIT Graduation Webcast posted in Academic Calendar
06.09.06 Senior Week: Anjum Sharma posted in Incoming Freshman Class Profile
06.07.06 Scooper Bowl posted in Boston & Cambridge
06.06.06 Idiots! MIT hacked the poll! posted in Hacks & Traditions
06.05.06 Senior Week: Jonathan Lii posted in Incoming Freshman Class Profile
06.04.06 Senior Week: Mollie Burgoon posted in Incoming Freshman Class Profile
06.04.06 Senior Week posted in Miscellaneous
06.01.06 ZigZag Episode 6 posted in MIT Inventions & Breakthroughs
05.31.06 End of May updates posted in Miscellaneous
05.26.06 Doonesbury Conclusion posted in Hacks & Traditions
05.25.06 Quick updates posted in Miscellaneous
05.23.06 More Doonesbury posted in Miscellaneous
05.22.06 An Entrepreneur's Story posted in Notable Alumni
05.20.06 ZigZag Episode 5 posted in Miscellaneous
05.18.06 Surprising Research Results posted in MIT Inventions & Breakthroughs
05.17.06 Yet Another MIT 2010? posted in Miscellaneous
05.15.06 Activate Party Mode! posted in Student Life & Culture
05.14.06 ISEF Review posted in Science Fairs, Olympiads, Etc.
05.12.06 Mind the Gap (again) posted in Deferring Enrollment
05.09.06 Waitlist posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
05.06.06 He Zigs, He Zags posted in MIT Inventions & Breakthroughs
05.05.06 Next Big Mailing is out posted in Miscellaneous
05.04.06 Quick updates posted in Miscellaneous
05.03.06 MIT ISEF Reception posted in Miscellaneous
05.01.06 Class of 2010 Roll Call posted in Miscellaneous
05.01.06 Goodbye, Hope to See You Again posted in Miscellaneous
04.30.06 The Undecideds VII: Decided? posted in Questions And Answers
04.28.06 Have Your Cake & Drop Date Too posted in Life After MIT (Careers & Grad School)
04.27.06 The Undecideds VI: The Undiscovered Country posted in Questions And Answers
04.25.06 The Undecideds and the Order of the Phoenix posted in Questions And Answers
04.23.06 The Undecideds, Episode 4: A New Hope posted in Questions And Answers
04.22.06 The Undecideds, Part 3 posted in Questions And Answers
04.21.06 The Undecideds, Part 2 posted in Questions And Answers
04.20.06 The Undecideds posted in Questions And Answers
04.18.06 April Questions Omnibus 1 posted in Questions And Answers
04.16.06 Get Animated posted in Notable Alumni
04.14.06 Weekend Update posted in Miscellaneous
04.13.06 Juniors: Sign up for SAT Subject Tests posted in Miscellaneous
04.12.06 "...being a geek works out..." posted in Undergraduate Research Opportunities
04.11.06 CPW Wrapup posted in Miscellaneous
04.10.06 Cannon Hack posted in Hacks & Traditions
04.09.06 CPW Day 3 posted in Miscellaneous
04.08.06 CPW Day 2 posted in Miscellaneous
04.07.06 CPW 2006 Day 1 posted in Miscellaneous
04.05.06 Questions & Coca-Cola Check-in posted in Miscellaneous
04.04.06 Answers, and live updates posted in Questions And Answers
04.02.06 Your CPW Host posted in Miscellaneous
03.31.06 Odds & Evens & Ends posted in Miscellaneous
03.28.06 MIT Cancer Research posted in MIT Inventions & Breakthroughs
03.27.06 Admitted Updates posted in Miscellaneous
03.27.06 Waitlist post posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
03.24.06 Admitted Students Parties posted in Miscellaneous
03.23.06 Admitted Students: MyMIT Updated posted in Miscellaneous
03.18.06 Admitted! posted in Miscellaneous
03.18.06 Not admitted posted in Miscellaneous
03.18.06 Waitlisted posted in Miscellaneous
03.18.06 Reading posted in Helping Your Parents Through This Process
03.17.06 Decisions are in the mail posted in Miscellaneous
03.16.06 Mailing Tomorrow; Yo-Yo Tonight posted in Miscellaneous
03.15.06 The Ides of March posted in Miscellaneous
03.07.06 Admissions Updates posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
03.05.06 Fondue: fun and done posted in Student Life & Culture
03.01.06 More quick answers posted in Questions And Answers
02.26.06 Professorial Help posted in Faculty At MIT
02.23.06 Small Get-together Friday posted in Miscellaneous
02.22.06 A few quick answers posted in Questions And Answers
02.20.06 Selection continues posted in Miscellaneous
02.17.06 Going for the Au posted in Notable Alumni
02.16.06 Spy vs. Spy posted in MIT's Influence On The World
02.15.06 Post-Valentine Blog Roundup posted in Student Life & Culture
02.13.06 A bevy of beautiful Brass Rat bezels posted in Hacks & Traditions
02.09.06 The Year of the Origami Dog posted in Music & The Arts
02.07.06 Letting the days go by posted in MIT Inventions & Breakthroughs
02.03.06 Same as it ever was posted in Miscellaneous
01.31.06 It's snowing, and "It's Raining" posted in Miscellaneous
01.29.06 Year of the Dog posted in Miscellaneous
01.27.06 Other summer programs posted in Summer Programs
01.25.06 Television posted in MIT Inventions & Breakthroughs
01.25.06 MITES, RSI and WTP applications due next week posted in Summer Programs
01.24.06 January Questions Omnibus 1 posted in Questions And Answers
01.23.06 Beautiful snowfall posted in Miscellaneous
01.18.06 11,231 Applications posted in Admissions Statistics
01.17.06 We're Up To Date! posted in Deadlines
01.15.06 The Coin Is Found! posted in The Month Of January: IAP
01.13.06 Evil Institute of Technology posted in The Month Of January: IAP
01.12.06 Mystery Hunt begins tomorrow posted in Miscellaneous
01.11.06 Just a Little Patience posted in Miscellaneous
01.08.06 IAP, and trivia answers posted in The Month Of January: IAP
01.06.06 State of the Mail posted in Miscellaneous
01.02.06 New Year Notes posted in Notable Alumni
12.30.05 December Questions Omnibus 2 posted in Questions And Answers
12.28.05 Upcoming non-MIT deadlines posted in Summer Programs
12.27.05 Upcoming MIT Deadline posted in Deadlines
12.25.05 A Very McGann Christmas posted in Miscellaneous
12.24.05 December Questions Omnibus 1 posted in Questions And Answers
12.21.05 More Notes posted in Miscellaneous
12.17.05 For Deferred Students posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
12.17.05 For EA Admitted Students posted in Miscellaneous
12.16.05 Some Notes posted in Miscellaneous
12.15.05 Mario Institute of Technology hack posted in Hacks & Traditions
12.14.05 Another post from Marilee posted in Miscellaneous
12.13.05 Admitted posted in Miscellaneous
12.13.05 Deferred posted in Miscellaneous
12.11.05 Required Reading posted in Miscellaneous
12.10.05 Waiting posted in Early Action Versus Regular Action
12.09.05 The decisions are in the mail posted in Miscellaneous
12.07.05 Selection notes posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
12.04.05 Selection: Day Three posted in Miscellaneous
12.02.05 Selection begins posted in Miscellaneous
12.01.05 World's Largest Collection of Brains posted in MIT Inventions & Breakthroughs
11.30.05 Reading folders posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
11.28.05 Random notes posted in Questions And Answers
11.25.05 Some notes for applicants posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
11.24.05 Happy Thanksgiving! posted in Miscellaneous
11.20.05 In the News posted in Recommended High School Preparation
11.19.05 Some a capella posted in Music & The Arts
11.16.05 $100 Laptop Unveiled posted in MIT Inventions & Breakthroughs
11.15.05 Mystery Hunt 2006 announced posted in The Month Of January: IAP
11.12.05 More About Reading posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
11.10.05 The Reading Commences posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
11.08.05 Spring Classes Online posted in Coursework
11.06.05 Admissions Blogs posted in Miscellaneous
11.05.05 Leaves, Strawberries, Doors posted in Residential Life / Housing Options
11.02.05 November Questions Omnibus 1 posted in Questions And Answers
11.01.05 Teacher of the Year posted in Notable Alumni
10.30.05 October Questions Omnibus 2 posted in Questions And Answers
10.27.05 No Child Gets Ahead? posted in Miscellaneous
10.25.05 More Odds & Ends posted in Miscellaneous
10.24.05 Odds & Ends posted in Student Life & Culture
10.23.05 When Disaster Strikes posted in Deadlines
10.20.05 EA Interview Deadline posted in Early Action Versus Regular Action
10.19.05 Supplemental material posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
10.17.05 Autumn in New England posted in Boston & Cambridge
10.15.05 Adventures in Math posted in Science Fairs, Olympiads, Etc.
10.12.05 October Questions Omnibus 1 posted in Questions And Answers
10.05.05 Nobel Prize Week posted in Faculty At MIT
10.01.05 Quick update posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
09.30.05 The real O.C. posted in Miscellaneous
09.28.05 Meeting FAQ posted in Fall Recruitment Travel Schedule
09.26.05 NACAC Conference posted in Miscellaneous
09.23.05 September Questions Omnibus 2 posted in Questions And Answers
09.21.05 More free stuff posted in Miscellaneous
09.20.05 They're not just regular artists... posted in Music & The Arts
09.19.05 Florida, complete posted in Fall Recruitment Travel Schedule
09.18.05 Better than a Ryan Cabrera poster posted in Miscellaneous
09.15.05 September Questions Omnibus 1 posted in Questions And Answers
09.12.05 Bienvenidos a Miami posted in Fall Recruitment Travel Schedule
09.10.05 The O.C. posted in Miscellaneous
09.08.05 First day of classes posted in General Institute Requirements
09.06.05 Activities Midway posted in Student Organizations
09.05.05 MIT Regional Meetings begin posted in Fall Recruitment Travel Schedule
09.02.05 Hurricane Katrina posted in Miscellaneous
08.31.05 5 years out posted in Notable Alumni
08.29.05 August Questions Omnibus 2 posted in Questions And Answers
08.25.05 Meet the Admissions Officers: Stu Schmill '86 posted in Miscellaneous
08.24.05 Victorian Literature? posted in Music & The Arts
08.22.05 Testing requirements FAQ posted in Standardized Test Requirements
08.19.05 Meet the Admissions Officers: Mikey Yang '05 posted in Miscellaneous
08.18.05 August Questions Omnibus 1 posted in Questions And Answers
08.15.05 Open Sesame posted in MIT Inventions & Breakthroughs
08.14.05 Typhoon, Wedding posted in Miscellaneous
08.11.05 MIT Dating Research posted in MIT Inventions & Breakthroughs
08.10.05 Home! posted in Miscellaneous
08.08.05 Meet the Admissions Officers: Mari McQuaid posted in Miscellaneous
08.05.05 First Blogiversary posted in Miscellaneous
08.03.05 Meet the Admissions Officers: Jenny Rifken posted in Miscellaneous
08.01.05 Meet the Admissions Officers: Ben Jones posted in Miscellaneous
07.29.05 Doogie Howser, et al. posted in Homeschooled Applicants: Helpful Tips
07.27.05 Meet the Admissions Officers: Bryan Nance posted in Miscellaneous
07.25.05 Hometown Heroes posted in Incoming Freshman Class Profile
07.20.05 Off to Southeast Asia posted in Miscellaneous
07.19.05 MIT Central Meetings posted in Fall Recruitment Travel Schedule
07.18.05 USA Wins 2nd in International Math Olympiad posted in Science Fairs, Olympiads, Etc.
07.15.05 Boston becomes Pottersville posted in Miscellaneous
07.14.05 Meet the Admissions Officers: Amy Perez posted in Miscellaneous
07.13.05 Mind the Gap posted in Deferring Enrollment
07.12.05 International Admissions Conference posted in International Applicants: Helpful Tips
07.10.05 A New MIT "Alum" posted in Notable Alumni
07.08.05 Meet the Admissions Officers: Matt McGann '00 posted in Miscellaneous
07.07.05 July Questions Omnibus 1 posted in Questions And Answers
07.06.05 Couchamarans and Carboats posted in Student Life & Culture
07.05.05 July 4th in Boston posted in Boston & Cambridge
07.01.05 Solar Car Pulled Over posted in Student Organizations
06.28.05 Meet the Admissions Officers: Alia Burton '05 posted in Miscellaneous
06.28.05 Meet the Admissions Officers posted in Miscellaneous
06.27.05 Jo-Jo Update posted in Notable Alumni
06.24.05 Good Luck Jo-Jo! posted in Notable Alumni
06.21.05 Visiting MIT this summer (part 1) posted in Campus Tours & Info Sessions
06.21.05 Sidebar: Visiting MIT this summer posted in Making The Most Of Your Visit
06.15.05 Prof. Acemoglu's Clark Medal posted in Faculty At MIT
06.14.05 The Scholar, Episode 2 posted in Miscellaneous
06.13.05 June Questions Omnibus 1 posted in Questions And Answers
06.10.05 Summertime posted in Miscellaneous
06.07.05 The Scholar posted in Notable Alumni
06.06.05 MIT Commencement posted in Academic Calendar
06.02.05 Spreading the word posted in Helping Your Parents Through This Process
05.31.05 Class of 2009 Numbers posted in Admissions Statistics
05.30.05 MIT Alum Helps the Red Sox' Keith Foulke posted in Notable Alumni
05.27.05 Soup Dumplings, Fever Pitch posted in Boston & Cambridge
05.26.05 It's The Time To Disco posted in Student Life & Culture
05.25.05 Comments 3999 & 4000 posted in Faculty At MIT
05.24.05 Nerd movie update posted in Hacks & Traditions
05.20.05 Graduations posted in Miscellaneous
05.17.05 ISEF Wrap-up posted in Science Fairs, Olympiads, Etc.
05.16.05 New York Times, New York Times posted in Miscellaneous
05.12.05 Cacti and Ice Cream posted in Science Fairs, Olympiads, Etc.
05.11.05 5n, n=1 posted in Miscellaneous
05.11.05 MIT ISEF Lunch posted in Miscellaneous
05.10.05 Waitlist posted in Miscellaneous
05.09.05 Do You Have A Core Curriculum? posted in General Institute Requirements
05.08.05 Class of 2009 note #2 posted in Residential Life / Housing Options
05.06.05 Time Traveling and Teleporting posted in Student Life & Culture
05.05.05 Class of 2009 note #1 posted in Miscellaneous
05.04.05 New York, New York posted in Miscellaneous
05.03.05 College Fair Season posted in Majors & Minors
05.02.05 Welcome MIT Class of 2009! posted in Miscellaneous
05.01.05 Time-sensitive matters posted in LGBT At MIT
04.29.05 Two important reminders posted in Miscellaneous
04.28.05 Decisions, Decisions posted in Student Life & Culture
04.27.05 5 days to May 2 posted in Miscellaneous
04.26.05 Post-wedding update posted in Life After MIT (Careers & Grad School)
04.22.05 Bruno Recalibration posted in Hacks & Traditions
04.20.05 April Questions Omnibus 2 posted in Questions And Answers
04.15.05 Multi-Day Weekend at MIT posted in Academic Calendar
04.14.05 The Cambridge-MIT Exchange posted in Experiences Abroad: Study, Research, Employment
04.12.05 More CPW Pix posted in Miscellaneous
04.11.05 CPW Feedback posted in Miscellaneous
04.11.05 CPW Saturday posted in Miscellaneous
04.08.05 CPW Festival posted in Miscellaneous
04.04.05 April Questions Omnibus 1 posted in Questions And Answers
04.03.05 CPW Hosts posted in Miscellaneous
04.02.05 Majors posted in Majors & Minors
03.30.05 A Beautiful Day posted in Miscellaneous
03.30.05 Admitted Students Parties Followup posted in Miscellaneous
03.28.05 Admitted Students Parties posted in Miscellaneous
03.28.05 Exciting potential UROP: the cancer genome posted in Undergraduate Research Opportunities
03.25.05 March Questions Omnibus 4 posted in Questions And Answers
03.23.05 Spring Weekend Concert Announced: Fabolous and Lloyd Banks posted in Student Life & Culture
03.22.05 Varsity Pistol Team Wins National Championship posted in Athletics
03.21.05 MIT wins Putnam math competition posted in Student Organizations
03.20.05 March Questions Omnibus 3 posted in Questions And Answers
03.18.05 New stuff on MyMIT, and more posted in Miscellaneous
03.14.05 The Ides of March posted in Science Fairs, Olympiads, Etc.
03.14.05 π Day posted in Science Fairs, Olympiads, Etc.
03.13.05 MIT homepage posted in Miscellaneous
03.13.05 The Ethicist posted in Miscellaneous
03.11.05 Decisions mailed; <15% admitted posted in Admissions Statistics
03.10.05 March Questions Omnibus 2 posted in Questions And Answers
03.09.05 Windy city posted in Faculty At MIT
03.08.05 MITE2S, RSI, and more posted in Summer Programs
03.07.05 International Selection Day 2 posted in Helping Your Parents Through This Process
03.06.05 International Selection Day 1 posted in Miscellaneous
03.06.05 Planned Mail Date: March 11 posted in Miscellaneous
03.05.05 March Questions Omnibus 1 posted in Questions And Answers
03.02.05 Radio Radio posted in Student Organizations
03.01.05 Trading Room posted in Majors & Minors
03.01.05 Quick update posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
02.28.05 The Brass Rat posted in Hacks & Traditions
02.26.05 RA Selection Day 8 & Beyond posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
02.24.05 RA Selection Day 7 posted in Undergraduate Research Opportunities
02.22.05 RA Selection Day 6 posted in Miscellaneous
02.22.05 Selection-time Questions Omnibus posted in Questions And Answers
02.21.05 RA Selection Day 5 and a day off (kinda) posted in Miscellaneous
02.19.05 RA Selection Day 4 posted in Miscellaneous
02.18.05 RA Selection Day 3 posted in Miscellaneous
02.17.05 FAQ posted in Deadlines
02.17.05 RA Selection Day 2 posted in Miscellaneous
02.16.05 Selecting from 10,439 applications and a dozen ties. posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
02.15.05 This week's Questions Omnibus posted in Questions And Answers
02.15.05 Science Times posted in Faculty At MIT
02.14.05 Happy V-Day posted in Student Life & Culture
02.13.05 Everybody's Reading Applications! posted in Miscellaneous
02.10.05 Anna's Taqueria posted in Food / Dining Options
02.08.05 Don't believe everything that you read posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
02.07.05 Questions Omnibus, Part 1 posted in Questions And Answers
02.07.05 Questions Omnibus, Part 2 posted in Questions And Answers
02.05.05 XREG posted in Advising & Support
02.03.05 Busy times posted in Miscellaneous
02.01.05 Scholarships posted in Financial Aid
01.31.05 More questions posted in Questions And Answers
01.29.05 A Day in the Life (of IAP) posted in The Month Of January: IAP
01.28.05 Our friends posted in Advising & Support
01.27.05 Match Game posted in The Match Between You And MIT
01.23.05 On schools & context posted in The Match Between You And MIT
01.22.05 A Nibble of Music posted in Miscellaneous
01.20.05 Writer's Bloc posted in Life After MIT (Careers & Grad School)
01.19.05 Likelihood posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
01.18.05 Normalville posted in The Month Of January: IAP
01.15.05 Mystery Hunt in progress posted in The Month Of January: IAP
01.13.05 The ratio of people to cake is too big. posted in Miscellaneous
01.12.05 Monkey Dance posted in The Month Of January: IAP
01.09.05 5 days until Mystery Hunt posted in The Month Of January: IAP
01.08.05 International Men & Women of Mystery posted in International Applicants: Helpful Tips
01.07.05 A ditch on the side of the New Jersey Turnpike posted in Miscellaneous
01.06.05 Jargon posted in Hacks & Traditions
01.06.05 The blogs are back in town posted in Miscellaneous
01.04.05 The mail, and more posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
12.31.04 (Q & A)^(n+1) posted in Questions And Answers
12.29.04 Application season posted in Miscellaneous
12.27.04 How about an eπ Reunion? posted in Life After MIT (Careers & Grad School)
12.24.04 Christmas with the McGanns posted in Miscellaneous
12.21.04 Christmas in December and July posted in Boston & Cambridge
12.18.04 We, the people posted in MIT's Influence On The World
12.17.04 End of term posted in Miscellaneous
12.17.04 IM sports totally rock posted in Athletics
12.17.04 The Biological Engineering major posted in Majors & Minors
12.16.04 Stress posted in Helping Your Parents Through This Process
12.15.04 More on deferrals posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
12.13.04 The waiting is the hardest part posted in Incoming Freshman Class Profile
12.12.04 Everyday Is Like Sunday posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
12.10.04 Decision letters mailed posted in Early Action Versus Regular Action
12.10.04 Odds & ends posted in Miscellaneous
12.09.04 Summer days, driftin' away posted in Summer Programs
12.08.04 Share the joy posted in Summer Programs
12.05.04 Selection Day 3 posted in Miscellaneous
12.04.04 Selection Day 2 posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
12.03.04 Selection posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
12.01.04 President Susan Hockfield posted in Miscellaneous
11.30.04 And then Trogdor smote the Kerrek posted in Interviews / Educational Counselors (ECs)
11.29.04 Trp posted in Questions And Answers
11.23.04 2,822 applications posted in Admissions Statistics
11.21.04 Some people call me the space cowgirl posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
11.20.04 What's the big deal about 40^2? posted in Standardized Test Requirements
11.17.04 P(Happy Chanukah) posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
11.17.04 Speaking of mu... posted in Miscellaneous
11.16.04 Did the quadratic formula explode? posted in Miscellaneous
11.14.04 Application dreaming posted in Music & The Arts
11.12.04 Visualize whirled peas posted in Miscellaneous
11.06.04 The reading season begins posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
11.03.04 (Q & A)^n posted in Questions And Answers
11.02.04 Refactored posted in Miscellaneous
10.28.04 Ups and downs and extras posted in Miscellaneous
10.25.04 BoA & Restricting posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
10.24.04 First read posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
10.22.04 A sporting chance posted in Athletics
10.21.04 Green Monsters posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
10.20.04 The Final Countdown posted in Deadlines
10.17.04 Schools of dreams posted in Miscellaneous
10.15.04 To tell the truth posted in Fall Recruitment Travel Schedule
10.09.04 I like to do the jumble sometimes posted in Interviews / Educational Counselors (ECs)
10.08.04 In Stereo posted in Fall Recruitment Travel Schedule
10.01.04 Branching out posted in Miscellaneous
09.25.04 I hate the way I don't hate you posted in Fall Recruitment Travel Schedule
09.23.04 camer-AHHHHH! redux posted in Miscellaneous
09.22.04 Theory of Actual Reality posted in General Institute Requirements
09.07.04 Keg of worms and phytoplankton posted in The Selection Process: Application Reading, Committee, And Decisions
09.01.04 Love that dirty water posted in Miscellaneous
08.15.04 Vive la France! posted in Experiences Abroad: Study, Research, Employment
08.12.04 O'Reilly Primes? posted in Miscellaneous
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