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News

MIT, Microsoft Join in I-Campus Alliance   
Bacow Receives Reports
Braude Focuses on Coalition-building
Council Candidates Create Students’ Political Alliance
Several Parties Escape Metal Detector Party Policy
Stephen Hawking Lectures on Controversial Theory  

World and Nation

British Magistrate Will Decide Pinochet Extradition on Friday
Greenspan Creates Panel Evaluating Procedures for Fed Public Statements
Vajpayee’s BJP Wins Large Majority In Indian Elections
Thirty Dead, Hundreds Injured or Missing in London Wreck
News Briefs
News Briefs
Commander of East Timor Force Defends Slow Peacekeeping Pace
Weather: By Peter Huygens

Editorial

Microsoft Institute of Technology?

Columns

An Appeal for JV Sports
For a National Missile Defense System

Letters to the Editor

Concerns Over Microsoft-MIT Pact
RSSC Report Risks Student Satisfaction

Arts

FILM REVIEW: Mystery, Alaska -- A Barren Wasteland  
FOOD REVIEW: The Essential Vegetarian
MUSIC REVIEW: State of the Airwaves -- Marvies, Maida, and Mixfest: The Untold Story
ON THE TOWN: A weekly guide to the arts in Boston October 8 - 15 Compiled by Fred Choi -- Send submissions to ott@the-tech.mit.edu or by interdepartmental mail to “On The Town,” The Tech, W20-483.
STAGE REVIEW: Cats -- Innocent Feline Fun  
STAGE REVIEW: Shear Madness -- Consistently Different
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Sports

Last Minute Drive Falls Short As Beavers Drop Homecoming
Volleyball Continues Tournament Success
Women’s Tennis Remains Undefeated In Conference, Drops Match to Tufts  
Amir’s Back with Picks for Week Five
Baseball Finishes Season 6-4 After Dropping Double Header
Heavyweight Crew Shines in Pittsburgh
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Comics

the crass rat
Down with Science
Fairytales@MIT
Tired Soles
Xippo's Courseload

Photographs