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Ochsendorf discusses “Crossing the Charles” with the Boston Globe

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PHOTO: 1916 MIT Moving DayAs part of MIT’s Century in Cambridge celebration, MIT will hostMoving Day at MITon May 7 – including a “Crossing the Charles” competition meant to recapture the spirit of the Institute’s momentous move in 1916 from Boston to Cambridge. The competition encourages the community to create underwater vessels, floats, and other vehicles to cross the river. “Who knows what students will come up with? Robotic fish? Solar-powered cars? Crossing the river on sailboats or rafts? The idea is that they come by land or by sea,” said Professor John Ochsendorf, event chairman. “Anyone who shows up to watch, I assure you it will be unlike anything you have ever seen before.” Read the article.