He shares this internationally prestigious award with fellow laureates Sydney Brenner, a professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences in La Jolla, California and founder of the Molecular Sciences Institute in Berkeley, California, and John E. Sulston, of Cambridge University’s Sanger Center in England. The $1 million prize will be split equally among the laureates.
The Advocates for Awareness held a forum on “Discussing Race and Diversity at MIT” on Oct. 3 that discussed mainly the role of MIT’s Office of Minority Eduction and defining the term “minority” at MIT.
A farcical spin off the Switzerland Nobel Prize Ceremony, the Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, set a few days before Nobel Prize winners are announced, presented its 10 awards in the categories of biology, physics, interdisciplinary research, chemistry, mathematics, literature, peace, hygiene, economics, and medicine. The winners, representing five different countries, flew in at their own expense. Each winner received a mock trophy with chattering teeth on a metal stand, a certificate, and of course the classic handshake.
After one weekend of bids and pledging at fraternities, pledge numbers appear to be highly irregular, with fraternities having received between zero and twenty pledges.
As a result of new security measures and regulations implemented by the U.S. State Department following the events of Sept. 11, the travel plans of 100 new and returning international MIT students were delayed, with 17 students still awaiting visa approval.
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