Valentines Day Chocolate Making

There’s no gift more sincere for Valentine’s day than homemade chocolates. Come join us for a fun chocolate making and movie watching event in Edgerton on Sunday, February 9th, from 2-6 pm! We will be making chocolate truffles from melted chocolate bars shaped into creative forms. While waiting for the chocolate to harden, we will also be screening a movie. Light refreshments will be provided, including a small chocolate fountain! Main ingredients will be provided: chocolate bars (white, semi-sweet and dark), cream and butter, crushed nuts and cocoa powder. One fun thing about making chocolate truffles is that they are customizable, so feel free to bring any special flavoring, ingredient or mold to personalize your chocolates as well. Some examples are Baileys white chocolate truffles with coconut flakes, dark chocolate hazelnut pralines, etc. 
 
Please bring your own containers to take the truffles home with you, and bring whisks and metal bowls/pots if you have them. Interested participants are encouraged to RSVP here so that we can ensure that we have enough chocolate for everyone.
 
 

 

All MIT grad students are welcome! Sponsored by Edgerton House and the GSC Funding Board.

Edgerton IT Resources

Edgerton House has some IT resources available to residents. A dedicated IT chair serves on the house association to answer your questions and to assist you with anything related to the computing resources available here.

Networking

Edgerton House provides Internet access through Ethernet jacks and wireless 802.11 access points. If you have an athena account you should be able to just plug in your computer and configure network automatically using DHCP. MIT IS&T has a page with more information about networking in the dorms. If you need any additional help, please contact IS&T directly.

Copier

The copier is in the small lounge and is coin operated, it costs $0.05 per page to make copies.

Printing

You can print to the HP Laserjet 8150DN printer in the small lounge. You will be billed $0.05 per page at the end of the year for the pages you print. The first 100 pages are free.

For single-sided printing: edgerton
For duplex (double-sided) printing: edgerton2

As of Friday, August 31st 2007, printers in public Athena clusters no longer require Kerberos authentication. Before this change it was necessary to set up special software on Macintosh and Windows computers called KLP or “Kerberized LPR” to print to these printers. Macintosh and Windows computers are able to print to Athena cluster printers using the standard LPR/LPD printing software that comes with these operating systems, as described by the instructions on the Printing at MIT page. This makes it much easier for community members to set up their Macintosh and Windows computers to print to public printers in Athena clusters. Printers will still accept Kerberos authentication if presented, so if your Athena, Macintosh, or Windows computer is already set up to public Athena cluster printers, you do not need to change anything.

If the printer is running out of paper or toner, please inform the IT chair (eha-it at mit.edu).

Fax machine

You can also send and receive faxes at the front desk. The fax number is x3-4765.

Safety

In the event of a fire or other emergency in Edgerton, residents are directed to meet in a designated meeting area outside of the building. Therefore in an attempt to increase fire safety on the campus, MIT’s office of Environment Health and Safety has requested that each dormitory on campus post on its web site its assigned meeting locations.

Edgerton House also has volunteer fire marshals who help residents evacuate in case of an emergency. The mailing list for contacting the fire marshals is eh-fire at mit.edu.

Each dorm at MIT has two meeting places — one for “good weather” and another for inclement weather (rain, snow, bitter cold). For Edgerton House:

  • Good weather location: The sidewalk in front of the Warehouse (NW30).
  • Inclement weather location: The lobby of Sidney-Pacific (NW86).

In the event the building is evacuated for a fire or other emergency, please meet at the appropriate location. See the MIT Residential Fire Safety page for further details on campus fire safety.

Location

Starting from August 2008, Edgerton will be the on-campus graduate residence closest to the entrance of 77 Massachusetts Avenue (Lobby 7). Located on Albany Street, the walk to campus is only about 3 blocks.

Edgerton House
143 Albany Street
Cambridge, MA 02139


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Access to Public Transportation

Northwest Shuttle, MIT operated
Schedule Information
The Northwest Shuttle picks up and drops off across the street from Edgerton House. It has stops along Vassar St, at the Kendall T station, at the Tang Center (Sloan), etc.

1 Bus, MBTA
Schedule Information

The inbound 1 Bus picks up in front of the parking lot located on the corner of Albany St and Mass Ave. It makes stops at Hynes Convention Center, Symphony Hall, etc. The outbound 1 Bus picks up across the street on Mass Ave and heads down in the direction of Central and Harvard Square.

Central Square and Kendall Square T Stations (Red Line), MBTA
Central Square, Kendall Square
The Central Square T station is a few blocks north, on the intersection of Massachusetts Ave and Western Ave. It is about a 5 to 10 minute walking distance. The Kendall Square T station is located on the intersection of Main St, Broadway, and Third St. It is approximately a 15 minute walking distance.

 

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