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Institute Sells $250 Million in Bonds

MIT has sold $250 million in tax-exempt bonds through the Massachusetts Health and Educational Facilities Authority (HEFA) to help fund pending MIT construction and renovations.

News Briefs

Hadingham spoke last night in Kresge Auditorium on the first day of the Image and Meaning Conference, which kicks off the new Image and Meaning Initiative at MIT. By citing the surveys, he got at the heart of the gathering: images can be worth a thousand words or more if used properly, but even television, the medium of images, often fails in communicating science. The purpose, then, of bringing scientists, science writers, and imaging technologists together is to fix that failure.

Goldin Delivers Commencement Address

No one could have asked for a better Commencement day.

Energy Lab, CEI To Merge On July 1

The Energy Lab and the CEI have recently been exploring several joint projects. To achieve a greater level of efficiency, both groups have the asked Chancellor Lawrence S. Bacow ’72 and Vice President of Research J. David Litster PhD ’65 to allow the groups to merge. Bacow and Litster agreed last September.

NASA Chief Speaks to MIT

... I am deeply honored to be here and it is a tremendous privilege to be addressing you today.

Police Log

April 24: Bldg. 1, homeless person; Bldg. 56, report of possum in building, same removed by animal control; Bldg. W31, report of threatening e-mail; Bldg. 14, laptop computer stolen $2,400; Student Center, former employee problem; Bldg. E25, suspicious fax; somewhere between building W85 and E52 a laptop computer was lost and stolen as it fell off of a bicycle; Charles River, assist State Police with report of person in river; Bldg. 35, report of suspicious persons, checked out okay.

Two Added To RLSLP

The Office of Residential Life and Student Life Programs is continuing its expansion by hiring two new deans.


Bush, EU Leaders Disagree Over Global Warming Policy

Senate Passes Education Bill Calls for Annual Testing, Closure for Achievement Gaps

Bush Plans Vieques Withdrawal

Mideast Cease-Fire Remains In Force Despite New Violence