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Microsoft Named In Patent Lawsuit

MIT and Electronics for Imaging, Inc. have filed suit against 98 companies, including Microsoft Corp., for allegedly using patented image editing software.

Sullivan Elected as Mayor on First Ballot

In its inaugural session, the Cambridge City Council elected Councillor Michael A. Sullivan as mayor of Cambridge. Sullivan, who has served on the City Council since 1994, was elected unanimously on the first ballot.

Early Action Acceptances Down From Last Year

Despite an increased number of early applications this year, MIT has accepted fewer students through early action than last year.

F. Leroy Foster

In his involvement with and dedication to the MIT community, Foster was what many students today would call a MIT “lifer.” After receiving the SB in mining engineering, Foster accepted an assistant position in the Department of Mining and Metallurgy. He received the SM in 1930, working as an assistant professor from 1931 until the department ceased to exist in 1940. In 1939 Foster received the PhD and began his assistant directorship of the DIC, rising to director by 1955.

Media Lab Makes Budget Cuts

The MIT Media Laboratory laid off approximately thirty staff members last month and cut salaries of others, including senior staff members, according to Media Lab Executive Director Walter R. Bender SM ’80.

Tech Must Contribute $2,000 For Activities Midway, Board Says

The Undergraduate Association-Graduate Student Council Judicial Board unanimously voted to fine The Tech $2,000 and place the organization on probation for its alleged violations of the Association of Student Activities’ Rush Rules.

IAP Offerings Run the Gamut

MIT’s unique four-week winter program offers a welcome break from the routine for faculty, staff and students of the Institute. IAP 2002 started in full swing on Monday, bringing hundreds of fun activities, unusual classes, and much-needed sleep.



WORLD AND NATION

U.S. Confirms Extensive Search For bin Laden’s Heir Apparent

U.S. Military to Preserve Weapons Many Missiles Under Bush Administration Plan To Be Retained

Postal Employee Might Have Anthrax Man Likely Exposed, But CDC Tests Find No Anthrax in Blood

Court Takes Narrower View Of ‘Disabilities’ Under ADA

COLUMNS

Don’t Devalue in Argentina

An Active Resolution

Building Knowledge-Driven Economies in Africa

ARTS

FILM REVIEW **: The Majestic -- Annoying Setup, Remind, Resolve Drama

CONCERT REVIEW: Trans-Siberian Orchestra -- A Classic Rock Christmas

FILM REVIEW ***: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring -- The Not-So Flawless Fellowship

COMICS

one screw loose

pooplets and pooplings

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PHOTOGRAPHS