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Institute Dedicates New Dorm

MIT President Charles M. Vest spoke at yesterday’s ceremony, noting the significant contribution the new dormitory makes toward housing graduate students on campus.

2005 Class Elections Finish After Re-Ballot

After re-running paper balloting, the Class of 2005 has elected Daniel F. Kanamori ’05 president and Rohit Gupta ’05 treasurer.

Fear of Flying

How safe would you feel flying from Logan to Dulles International, with a layover in Newark? If the person sitting next to you were of Arab descent and had a hard time speaking English, would you feel uneasy? What other thoughts might go through your head knowing that less than two weeks earlier, four planes had been hijacked from these three airports?

Finboard Adjusts Allocations

The Undergraduate Association Financial Board recently completed the fall appeals process, increasing total allocations to student groups to $42,210. A new funding policy, however, allocates more funds than Finboard can actually support.

14.03 Grades Upped

The decision to adjust the final grades, which was made by Course XIV (Economics) Department Head and Professor Olivier Blanchard, came after three students enrolled in 14.03 filed complaints alleging that visiting professor Wallace Mullin PhD ’92, an associate professor of economics from Michigan State University, had graded them unfairly. Blanchard received the complaints via e-mail from students over the summer and early this fall.

Wireless LAN Installation Complete

MIT spent nearly $800,000 to install 802.11b-compliant networking, providing access in classrooms, libraries, and common areas, including Kresge Oval, the entire student center, all the libraries, and large lecture halls such as Room 26-100 and Room 10-250.



WORLD AND NATION

Exiled Afghani King Agrees To Join in New Government

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case Involving Racial Profiling

Precautions Against Terrorists Focused on Biological Weapons

FED Expected to Lower Interest Rates, Providing Economic Boost

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