The latest proposal for next year’s dining plan includes strictly voluntary participation and a greater degree of competition among on-campus venues. “I think it’s a good plan,” said Jennifer M. Farver G, a member of the Campus Dining Board.
MIT’s fun-filled way of honing interpersonal skills came back with a bang this year for yet another afternoon of vibrant activity. A crowded Student Center saw participants learn how to butter up big shots, negotiate their salaries in an interview, dress appropriately for a cousin’s wedding, and ask someone for a date.
Graduate students involved in the meeting said they were satisfied with the progress made thus far. “I think it was a very positive meeting,” said Shunmugavelu D. Sokka G, former president of Ashdown House and a member of the Graduate Student Council.
On Feb. 3, the MIT and Harvard Yan Xin Qigong Associations held a banquet to celebrate a successful conference from Dec. 8 to Dec. 9, 2001 which was attended by over 500 scientists and over 200 scientific papers and experimental reports were presented.
MIT decided yesterday not to take disciplinary actions against the fourth floor of East Campus’ west parallel after MIT Campus Police found a marijuana plant in a resident’s room on Jan. 9, but residents will be under close watch from MIT in the future.
The change in personnel was announced Friday by Dean for Student Life Larry G. Benedict. McCants had served as chair of the Simmons Founder’s Group and was expected to assume the role of housemaster once the new dorm opened in September, 2002. McCants made her decision to step down in mid-December due to personal and professional reasons.
When Ali Mostashari G was admitted to MIT, he couldn’t just send in his admissions reply. He, like other fellow Iranian students, had to undergo four to six weeks of background checks and travel to another country with an American Embassy to get his visa. Although some of his peers were not as lucky, he was fortunate enough to get a student visa. Today he is trying to ensure that others have the same opportunities that he did.
The competition was charged with tension, especially in the last two rounds where the evenly matched finalists, “Paco Lopez,” “Keep Your Eye on the Gold Chain,” and “Smash & Grab” were caught up in a round robin that resulted in a two-point victory for “Paco Lopez.”
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