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Administrators Discuss New Activity Fee

Last week, MIT announced a new $200 fee as part of the regular yearly tuition increase. While students will now be specifically contributing toward their own activities, they will also be footing the bill for the annual operating expenses of the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center.


Benedict Approves FSILG Funding

Dean for Student Life Larry G. Benedict has approved a proposal to ease the financial burden for fraternities, sororities, and independent living groups transitioning to the new residential system this fall.


Provost Denies Postol’s Request for ABM Review

Provost Robert A. Brown has denied a request by Professor Theodore Postol to appoint an independent committee to review a controversial 1999 missile defense report, calling it a “government, not MIT, document.”


MIT May House Sororities In Graduate Dorm for Fall

Members of MIT’s two unhoused sororities may be living together as early as next fall in a graduate dormitory as a solution to next year’s anticipated housing crunch.


MIT Professor Wins ’Engineering Nobel’

Germeshausen Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Robert S. Langer ScD ’74 was awarded the Charles Stark Draper Prize at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.


Baltimore Discusses Science, Community

Hundreds flocked to Kresge Auditorium on Tuesday evening to hear Nobel Laureate and President of the California Institute of Technology David Baltimore ’61 give a talk entitled “Building a Community on Trust.”


Motion May Prevent Students From Getting MIT Legal Help

Palmer and Dodge, the firm representing MIT in the lawsuit by the family of Elizabeth H. Shin ’02, is expected to respond today to a motion by the family’s lawyers which seeks to disqualify the firm from representing MIT students who have been subpoenaed to testify in the case.




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