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Institutional Wisdom Watch

Secret Service: (up) Closed buildings gives day off to hundreds of MITemployees. Why didn't you do this for Al Gore?

Dr. David Ho: (up) Relevant, thoughtful speech shows an understanding of issues facing MIT grads.

President Clinton: (down) The president may have the gift of gab, but his buzzword-punctuated speech lacked true content.

President Vest: (sideways) He was only required to fill five minutes this year, yet he still couldn't come up with any new jokes.

Student Leaders: (down) Students selected on dubious grounds get their five minutes with the real president. Hey, we wanted to meet Bill too!

Protesters: (sideways) Bill's other entourage is barely noticeable. We wish we could see CPs tackling people every day.

Hackers: (down) Sorry, guys, but e-mail does not constitute a hack. Even Clinton was expecting something.

GRTs: (sideways) Administration's money troubles abruptly disappear. So why lie about it in the first place?

Newsweek: (up) Washington Post publication exposes until-now secret details on the Krueger incident. Who's been meeting with Bob Woodward in the parking garage?

SAE: (down) Major sanctions from the IFC become a slap on the wrist. Whatever happened to the system policing itself?

Neutrinos: (up) Physicists make biggest discovery in a decade. Too bad only Course VIIIcares.

Chancellor Position: (sideways) Cool professor gets shunted into long-term planning job. But will anything get done?