Latke vs Hamentaschen: The Great Debate 2005
Six MIT luminaries burst forward to argue the merits of the latke and hametash at MIT Hillel's 2005 Latke-Hamentashen Debate. A human sized latke and hamentashen were seen wandering in 10-250 which contained an overflow, enthusiastic crowd. Keeping the raucous debate civil was moderator Sam Raymond '06.
For more news coverage on the 2005 Latke Hamentashen debate visit:
- MIT News Office: "Bright spot on the latke team"
- MIT's The Tech: "Potatoes, Cookies Disavow Harvard." [Choose March 15, 2005 (PDF) and scroll down to find the front-page article]
|Passionate presentations for the "latke" were made by (left to right) Professor Walter Lewin (Physics), President Susan Hockfield, and Professor Stuart Licht (Chemistry)|
Arguing for the hamentashen were (pictured left to right) Jeremy Wolfe (Brain and Cognitive Science), Donald Sadoway (Material Science and Engineering), and Marc Kastner (Physics).
|Professor Walter Lewin demonstrated that latkes are capable of producing light and are therefore superior to hamentashen.|
|The packed audience voted for their favorite food - the latke or the hamentashen. Once again the vote was proclaimed a tie with the promise to reconvene in 2006 for yet another debate.|
|Debaters and audience members enjoyed a feast of hot latkes and fruity hamentashen following the inconclusive debate.|