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Sitting for the Putnam at Powerhouse MIT

Writing for MIT News Magazine, MIT senior Zach Wener-Fligner describes the scene in a campus gym-turned-exam-room on the day of the 2013 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition.

In the Walker gym, students wait in line for manila test packets or carve out space at desks, drinking coffee or Snapple and eating bagels and granola bars. Bedhead is the coif en vogue. Couture slants heavily toward T-shirts from math contests or tech companies. The large windows drench the gym with morning sunlight.

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Friday, July 11, 2014

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