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Over 2,200 to Graduate Today

When all is said and done today at the 136th Commencement exercises in Killian Court, some 2,250 MIT students will be awarded an estimated 2,500 degrees.

Sodexho, Bon Appetit Win Dining Contracts

MIT has awarded Sodexho the contract for community dining, which includes Lobdell, Morss Hall in Walker Memorial, and the satellite locations on campus. Bon Appetit won the contract for residential dining, which includes the dining halls in Baker House, Next House, and Simmons Hall, as well MacGregor Convenience.

Ancora Pharmaceuticals Triumphs in $50K Contest

Ancora Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company which intends to develop complex carbohydrates for use as drugs, won the 2002 MIT $50K Entrepreneurship Competition.

UTR Labor Proposal Approved

The Academic Council last Tuesday unanimously approved a proposal by members of United Trauma Relief requesting that MIT join the Fair Labor Association and the Workers’ Rights Consortium.

CLC Makes PBE Go Dry For Month of September

MIT’s chapter of the Phi Beta Epsilon fraternity will be alcohol-free from Aug. 30 to Sept. 30, as ordered by the Cambridge License Commission.

Pre-Commencement Events Focus on World Bank Policy

An audience that included Boston area residents and MIT students filled 54-100 last night for a viewing of Life and Debt, a documentary film that condemns U.S. and International Monetary Fund treatment of the Jamaican economy, and a subsequent performance by reggae artist Yami Bolo, who is featured in the film.

An Inside Glance at MIT’s Newest Athletic Facility

I don’t work out, I’m not on any sports teams, and I’ve only taken one physical education class. Let’s just say that I’m not up-to-date with the MIT athletic program. As I walked through the partially finished Zesiger Center, I began to plan my new fitness regiment: swimming in the morning, PE classes during the day, and maybe a late-night work out in the fitness room. Once the Zesiger Center is open to the MIT community, I am certain that even the greatest exercise-phobe will be inspired by the amazing new facilities to become the next Richard Simmons.


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Harvard’s Step in the Wrong Direction