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Brass Rat Sparks Controversy

Controversy over the Class of 2004 brass rat design has prompted the Ring Committee to call for a class-wide vote.

Wolfensohn to Deliver Address to Graduates

The annual tuition riot is nothing new to MIT, but this year could potentially see a Commencement riot. World Bank Group President James D. Wolfensohn will address the Class of 2002 at commencement this year.

Spring Rush Off to Slow Start for IFC

Spring rush typically lacks the fanfare and excitement of fall rush and Killian Court, with only a handful of freshmen participating each year. This year proved to be no exception, as roughly 21 freshmen, more than half female, came to La Sala de Puerto Rico last night for the Interfraternity Council’s spring kickoff event.

Only One UAP/VP Ticket Meets Petition Deadline

The 2005 Class Council elections attracted the most candidates, with at least two candidates for each position. In contrast, for the Class of 2004 there is only one person or no one at all running for each position besides president and vice president. The Class of 2003 also appears to be able to white ballot three positions, including president.

Mark Named Sidney-Pacific Housemaster

Distinguished Professor in Health Sciences and Technology Roger G. Mark ’60 and his wife Dorothy will be the housemasters of the new graduate student dormitory at Sidney and Pacific Streets.

Enron Expert Slocum Explains Collapse

Scandal, electricity, economics, accusations of lying, predictions of imminent government resignations, and hints of improper corporate ties at a certain university down the road -- these were the topics on hand Thursday night at a talk where the air was charged and the tension palpable.

Chomsky, Farmer Discuss ‘Uses of Haiti’

Institute Professor Noam A. Chomsky, along with Dr. Paul Farmer of Harvard Medical School, drew yet another crowd that overflowed most of MIT’s large lecture halls Friday night. The two were the keynote speakers in a discussion entitled “The Uses of Haiti,” where the two discussed the current plight and fight for democracy in the country.

Faculty Discuss Changes to BEH

Dean of the School of Engineering Thomas L. Magnanti announced that the Division of Bioengineering and Environmental Health (BEH) is changing its name to the Division of Biological Engineering (BE) at the faculty meeting last week. The Academic Council formally approved the name change Feb. 12.


U.S. Central Command Head Wants Army for Afghanistan

Victims of Checkpoint Shooting Include Two Pregnant Women