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Electronic Tablets for 9.01 Delayed

The tablets, which effectively serve as a cross between a spiral-bound notebook and a laptop computer, allow students to view lecture presentations, jot notes, send e-mail to a professor, and take pictures.

MIT Revises Club Sport Approval Process 2 3

In an attempt to cut the red tape for club sport recognition, the Department of Athletics is working to revise the approval process, including the creation of the Club Sports Council to help review applications.

Panhel, Living Group Council Elect New Officers

Christine M. Ortiz ’05 was elected Panhel’s president, Susie Lee ’05 won vice president of recruitment, Emily I. Chang ’05 was elected vice president of administration, and Jennifer J. DeBoer ’05 was named vice president of finance and records.

Student Accounts Safe from Fund Cuts

Planned budget cuts will not affect interest-bearing student group accounts after Dean for Student Life Larry G. Benedict pledged to fund interest that would have been diverted.

Admissions Affirmative Action Under Fire, in Supreme Court

The Supreme Court announced last week that it would review two lawsuits challenging the University of Michigan’s use of racial preferences in undergraduate and law school admissions.

Faculty, Staff Voice Discontent in Survey

The surveys indicated a large amount of discontent with the pace and pressure of working at MIT. Both faculty and staff voiced concerns that the stress of working at MIT negatively affected their health.

Harvard Group Under Fire for Alleged Discrimination

The Harvard Undergraduate Council has also postponed legislation that would have granted funds for the group, the Harvard-Radcliffe Christian Fellowship (HRCF), and the group is currently under investigation by the Harvard administration.

Sophomore Standing Sees Eligibility Rise

Julie B. Norman, associate dean of academic resources and programming, said that while it was too early to estimate how many students would choose to declare sophomore standing, more students have inquired about the program than in the past.

Hundreds of IAP Activities Await After Winter Break

Mind your manners: when you wake up after passing out in a pile of Legos and electronics, politely use a napkin to gently wipe the resistors off your cheek.


GAO’s Lawsuit on Energy Policy Has No Legal Basis, Judge Says

China Proposes to Link Buildup With U.S. Arms Sales to Taiwan