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Last Published: June 5, 2015
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Christopher A. Maynor—The Tech

Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart PhD ‘88 and Professor Anantha P. Chandrakasan, the faculty representative for the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, invest a doctoral degree hood during Thursday afternoon’s hooding ceremony in the Johnson Athletics Center. Michael J. Massimino PhD ‘92, a former NASA astronaut, gave the address to the candidates.

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The UA has “run through its money” and has gone into debt. In the coming year, it will be forced to reduce its budget—much of which currently funds student groups—by approximately half.
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Over 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students received their diplomas at this year’s Commencement ceremony on June 5. In all, the Institute awarded over 3,400 degrees.
NEWS EDITOR
June 5, 2015
The state of New Jersey has agreed to drop its investigation into Tidbit after previously issuing a subpoena to Jeremy Rubin ’16 requiring that he turn over the program’s source code, log files, and other information.
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NEWS EDITOR
June 5, 2015
A group of 79 faculty members has signed an open letter to President L. Rafael Reif expressing their support for divesting MIT’s endowment from fossil fuel companies. The letter comes as the Climate Change Conversation (CCC) prepares to release its report to the community.
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MIT NEWS
June 5, 2015
Judith Layzer, a professor at MIT and an accomplished scholar who produced influential work on environmental policy and politics, died Thursday after an extended illness. She was 53.
ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR
June 5, 2015
The Department of Physics and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science have recently announced changes to the curriculum for undergraduates double majoring in Electrical Engineering (Course 6-1) and Physics (Course 8).