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Rain Fails To Soak Spirits of Graduates

Last week’s Commencement ceremony proved that there is a force even MIT students cannot harness: the will of Mother Nature.

Students Debate World Bank with Wolfensohn

James D. Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank, met with a group of twenty students for an hour-long forum before Commencement last Friday.

Incoming Freshman Number Fewer Than in Past

This fall, 985 students will arrive at MIT as the Class of 2006. This number exceeds the target of 980 chosen for dormitory decrowding purposes by only five students.

Royer Speaks on Athletics Construction and Reform

In a recent speech to the MIT Club of Boston, Director of Athletics Candace L. Royer talked about the ongoing work on the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center and the reorganization of the department of athletics, physical education, and recreation.

136th Commencement Address

President Vest, members of the Corporation, the faculty, the administration, graduates, your families and friends, let me first say how deeply honored I am to be here in what is essentially a family celebration, a celebration for each of you on your achievements, a celebration at a very important moment in your lives, a moment when you are reflecting, a moment when you’re looking forward.


Bishops Told Restoring Trust Will Require Drastic Change

Chinese Police Push S. Korean Envoys, Detain Asylum Seeker