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Over 2,000 To Graduate Today
The day is here. At today's 134th MIT Commencement exercises 2,117 undergraduate and graduate students will receive 2,413 degrees.
MIT Suspends Student For Sending Hate Mail
The Committee on Discipline has recommended a three-term suspension for an MIT sophomore who sent electronic hate mail to a gay student.
Shin’s Death a Suicide
Cambridge Fire Department and Suffolk County officials have confirmed that the death of Elizabeth Shin ’02 was the result of self-induced burns. The confirmation comes as MIT begins to review its mental health services; Shin was under treatment prior to her death, the third suicide of the term.
Toyoichi Tanaka
Tanaka’s research focused on gels made from organic polymers, which were designed to to expand, contract, or absorb other molecules in response to tiny chemical or physical changes in the environment.
MIT Clamps Down on Ticket Sales
MIT administrators have attempted to halt the sale of Commencement tickets, which can fetch prices as high as $150 a piece.
Lang Bests Neo for 2.007 Title With Asteroid Shove at Buzzer
"Tell us how you feel!" "Tired." "Favorite equation?" "F=ma!" That was the response Kevin R. Lang '02 gave to host Professor Alex H. Slocum seconds after winning the final round of the 2.007 contest, known this year as "Sojourner This!" Professor of Physics Walter H. G. Lewin would be proud.
Housing Debacle Continues
According to Manager of Undergraduate Residential Services Phillip M. Bernard, over 1,000 students applied for the 800 summer housing spots, but enough cancelled by the May 15 deadline to reduce the number of applicants to 775.
Nader Campaign Stops at MIT
Presidential candidate Ralph Nader brought his radical message to campus in a campaign speech earlier this month.
Institute News Briefs
Students Head To Cambridge
Student Center Receives New Locks
Coffeehouse Renovations Beigin
New Fitness Center Gets $10M Boost

World and Nation

Gore Reveals New Guidelines for Cancer Treatment and Prevention
Clinton Says Peace Agreement For Mideast Is ‘Within View’
Federal Panel Upholds INS Decision on Elian Gonzalez
Civilian Massacre Fits Pattern Of Earlier Human Rights Abuse
News Briefs
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Moments Of MIT
Following the Beat of Life
Writing The Truth
Enjoying an Irreverent Tour of the Institute


ALBUM REVIEW: Audra McDonald: How Glory Goes -- “Glorious Music-making”
BOOK REVIEW: Acts of the Apostles -- Pulp Fiction for Nerds
BOOK REVIEW: Technique -- TNQ2K
MOVIE REVIEW: Road Trip -- Road Kill
THEATER REVIEW: The Winter’s Tale -- A Cold Tale
THEATER REVIEW: Twelfth Night -- Merry Matter for a May Morning


This Week in MIT History
Summer Fun For Everyone: MIT Vacation Activities Abound
Leslie Stahl: From Behind The Podium


Jeff Hamilton Named Coach of the Year
Sailing Races at Nationals
Tennis Reaches Elite 8
Women’s Track Destroys N.E. Division III Scoring Drought
Women’s Tennis Caps Successful Season at NCAA East Regionals
MIT Rugby Closes Out Unbeaten Spring Season


Institvte Madness
Down with Science
Xippo’s Courseload
Frank and Satwik’s Journal