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The last time Aerosmith contacted MIT was in 1992, to offer financial rescue to the List Visual Arts Center's controversial exhibition that had lost its funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Boston's bad boys of rock are back--inviting MIT students to enter a contest to design their next album cover. Along with prestige, glory and an album credit, the winning entry will receive $3,500 for the student and $3,500 for the Institute.
The recording, titled "Honkin' on Bobo," is described as "down, dirty and heavily blues influenced."
Only a select number of Boston-area schools have been invited to participate. Entries must be submitted to the Office of the Arts (Room E15-205) by Monday, Jan. 5 at 2 p.m. The Office of the Arts will be closed along with the rest of the Institute from Dec. 25 to Jan. 4, so students are advised to stop by before the holidays to pick up the legal forms. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for competition details and paperwork that must be submitted.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on December 10, 2003.