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Lafayette Sq. Will Be Public Plaza By 2002

A construction project promising to transform Lafayette Square into a pocket of pedestrian-friendly green space has been welcomed by neighboring MIT residences and some businesses. Others, however, question the utility of the plan, claiming it will benefit MIT and a few residents while causing a hassle for everyone.

Peru Voids Berenson Sentence

Former MIT student Lori Berenson, who has been serving a life sentence in Peru after a treason conviction nearly five years ago, may be a step closer to returning home. Peru’s military tribunal has recently revoked her life sentence, allowing for a possible civilian trial.

No Glitches Yet In Housing Lottery

Last year’s lottery had to be rerun after the server went down. Nothing like that has happened so far this year, Bernard said.

Athena: Learning Tricks of the Trade

Project Athena, created in 1983 as a way to integrate computers into the undergraduate experience, consists of several hundred networked servers, workstations, and printers which are distributed across MIT's campus. Using this system can be quite intimidating to new MIT students, especially those who are unfamiliar with cryptic Unix commands, not to mention slashes which point the wrong way. What follows, therefore, is a brief introduction to some of the tricks you may find useful in your years at MIT.

Police Log

August 1: Bldg. 56, wallet stolen, later recovered minus $30 cash; DuPont, wallet stolen $20; Bldg. 68, suspicious males, trespass warning issued, Bldg. E56, TV reported stolen later recovered.



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