If you’re looking for caffeine in the Student Center at 4:00 a.m., better bring a Thermos.
MIT refused $404,000 in government funding from the National Security Agency last fall when the agency, in return for the money, sought to control which foreign students participated in the funded project.
Former MIT student Mark L. Strauss ’02 was sentenced to three years probation, including six months of house arrest, for operating a mail fraud scheme involving the sale of computers and other equipment stolen from MIT over eBay.
At the time he joined the faculty, the emerging engineering and computational fields were increasingly in need of a standardized mathematics curriculum focused on relevant applications. Hildebrand developed what would become famous courses on calculus for engineers, leading to the textbook “Advanced Calculus for Engineers.” The book became the standard reference for engineering mathematics.
MIT may formally investigate claims that scientists at the Lincoln Laboratory involved in reviewing technology crucial to the military’s missile defense system committed scientific misconduct, after a professor appointed to look into the matter surprisingly reversed his original opinion on the matter.
After leading the MIT News Office for the past 16 years under Presidents Paul E. Gray and Charles M. Vest, Kenneth D. Campbell recently announced he will retire following the 2002-2003 academic year.
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