• Vedic Vision Society: ‘Prism of Consciousness Pt II’

    Sneha Saraf
    Technews Writer
    Oct 21, 2012
    We continued the lecture “Prism of Consciousness” by reviewing some of the key points. Speaker Nityananda Pran began by briefly covering the law of karma – for every action, there is a reaction. He also re-explained the idea of the three modes of material nature and how they influence us based on our karma. These three modes of nature give rise to the variety that we witness amongst all life.
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    2012 - Fall - Issue 7
  • Conference Victory Gives volleyball Hope in Tournament

    Roma Mirutenko
    Technews Writer
    Oct 21, 2012
    This past week the Illinois Tech Women’s Volleyball Team won their conference match against Trinity International University. When the Scarlet Hawks first faced them this season they lost in three sets whose scores were close: 24-26, 23-25, 23-25. This time the Hawks were looking for revenge, and they succeeded. Standouts from the game were sophomore Taylor Duman with 16 kills and junior Kate Kendall with 14. Setter senior Rebecca Bograd finished the match with 27 assists while sophomore Shea Manley finished with 24.
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  • Mixed Fortunes for Soccer Teams

    Ciaran Kohli-Lynch
    Technews Writer
    Oct 21, 2012
    The past week saw mixed results for the men’s and women’s soccer teams. The men’s team performed admirably against a strong Saint Xavier side on Tuesday afternoon, but ultimately could not convert their domination of the match into goal-scoring opportunities and lost 2-1. Liam Barrett scored a free kick for the Hawks with ten minutes remaining on the clock, and a series of poor refereeing decisions hurt the team in their attempt to find an equalizing goal. Saturday saw more disappointment for the squad, losing 4-0 to rivals Robert Morris University.
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    2012 - Fall - Issue 7
  • IIT Human Sciences Department

    Utsav Gandhi
    Technews Writer
    Oct 19, 2012
    The 2012 Lewis College of Human Sciences announced a Video Competition for currently enrolled IIT Students. The cash prize incentives are huge!
    ROUND 1:      First Prize: $1,000   •    Second Prize: $500   •    Third Prize: $250
    ROUND 2: First Prize: $2,500 • Second Prize: $1,000 • Third Prize: $500
    Submission Deadline: 12:00 p.m. (CST) November 28, 2012
  • EWB-IIT, AIChE-IIT receive regional, national recognition

    Utsav Gandhi
    Technews Writer
    Oct 19, 2012
    IIT’s very own student organization, Engineers without Borders was recently named the 2012 EWB-USA Regional Premier Chapter for the Great Lakes Region, edging out over 40 other student chapters. They will move on to the national competition as one of seven student chapters eligible to win the coveted title of 2013 EWB-USA Premier Student Chapter. At the same time, former chapter president and recent IIT alumna Dhara Shah (BME, 2012) was named president of the EWB Great Lakes Region, having served previously as Illinois State Representative.
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  • New IIT Mathematica user group available

    Utsav Gandhi
    Technews Writer
    Oct 19, 2012
    Are you interested in learning more about how to use Mathematica to do amazing and useful things, or want to share your own knowledge? Mathematica is a very powerful integrated system for symbolic and numerical mathematics, graphics, data analysis, statistics, and simulation, with built-in data sources for exploring real-world (and real-time) data from many fields.  Like the parable of the blind men and the elephant, many people think they know what Mathematica is, but usually they only know a small part. IITMUG is a way to find out more.
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    2012 - Fall - Issue 8
  • Greek Council soccer tournament benefits Red Cross

    Dan Zweig
    Technews Writer
    Oct 17, 2012
    On Sunday October 14th, Greek Council hosted a charity soccer tournament to raise funds for the International Red Cross Organization, which responds to emergencies by “providing critical relief to families and individuals such as meals, shelter, cleanup supplies and comfort” [Gail McGovern, President and CEO, Red Cross]. Greek Council spent over a month planning the event in coordination with IIT Women’s Soccer, IIT Intramurals and the Greek Community.
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    2012 - Fall - Issue 7
  • Jukebox the Ghost’s week in Chicago

    Kori Bowns
    Technews Writer
    Oct 15, 2012
    Few bands deliver such an electric, upbeat, and quirky performance as Jukebox the Ghost, who made two appearances in Chicago last week. Jukebox the Ghost, known for their cheery and daringly optimistic piano pop melodies, held a question and answer session and acoustic set at the Apple Store on North Michigan Avenue last Monday and performed as an opening act at The House of Blues Chicago on Friday evening, to the delight of their fans of all ages. 
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    2012 - Fall - Issue 6
  • IIT Professor joins 99 others to break skydiving record

    Ryan Kamphuis
    Technews Writer
    Oct 14, 2012
    IIT has many claims to fame, and it just added a new claim to its laundry list of achievments. On September 22 IIT’s Professor John Kallend joined 99 other skydivers in setting a new world record by performing a formation wingsuit dive from 13,000 feet. The divers jumped from five different airplanes to form a diamond formation as they fell.
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    2012 - Fall - Issue 6