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Female Residents Accepted At TEP

Female boarders are now allowed to live at MIT’s chapter of the Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity during the regular school year.

Interfraternity Council Fills Vacant Positions

The Interfraternity Council elected officers to its remaining vacant positions during a President’s Council meeting Wednesday evening. The Committee on Risk Management was also asked to take on new duties in response to the treatment of alcohol violations of four fraternities that resulted in the resignation of former president Andrew T. Yue ’03.

Four-Week Janitorial Strike Ends

An agreement late Wednesday night ended the four-week strike by Boston janitors, effectively canceling plans for city-wide acts of civil disobedience planned for yesterday. MIT students expected to join with around 2,000 striking workers and other community members to push for higher wages and health care coverage for part-time janitors.

Card Counting Gig Nets Students Millions

Ben Mezrich, the author of Bringing Down the House:The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions, discussed his newest book and held a book signing at Coffeehouse last night. He described his interaction with this covert team of gamblers.

6.002 Pilot Program To Begin This Spring

An experimental, case-based version of Circuits and Electronics (6.002) will be offered in the Spring 2003 term in addition to the regular version of 6.002.

McGovern Building Conflicts with Plans for Railway

Susumu Tonegawa, the Director of the Picower Center of Learning and Memory, expressed a departmental need for the building. “Our department is trying to be the best in the world [in this field of study] for coming decades,” he said. “In order to be the best, one thing we definitely need is the new facility that the neuroscientist and the brain scientist can work close together. Now, our laboratories are relatively scattered. We need to put all neuroscience and brain science researchers under one roof.”

MIT Media Lab Drafts Plan for Branch in Australia

Despite funding shortages in Cambridge, the MIT Media Laboratory is in the process of branching out to its fourth continent: Australia.


Bush to Ask China to Pressure North Korea on Nuclear Arms

Report Says Stalled Security Leaves U.S. Open to Terrorism