“I feel privileged to have been part of the race this year,” Uzamere said. “All of the candidates this time around really seemed to demonstrate real passion for making MIT better. I think all of us just had different ways for going about it,” he said.
Graduate admissions was particularly competitive this year, with the mathematics department cutting back because of the drop in Presidential Fellowships. Fewer than five percent of applicants to computer science were admitted.
CNN, Fox News, and The Cartoon Network are coming soon to the free section of MIT Cable. The Housing Office has agreed to pay for the channels and seven others following the disappearance last week of many premium channels from MIT Cable’s for-pay offering.
A proposal making its way through Cambridge’s city council would ban smoking in the city’s bars and nightclubs. The proposed ban is currently awaiting a final vote by the council after months of hearings, but faces opposition from bar and nightclub owners.
Dana G. Mead PhD ’67 has been elected the new chairman of the MIT Corporation, MIT’s governing body.
John M. McDonald, the assistant director of enterprise services, said that backup power failures brought down two servers in the MIT Card Office. They were not restored until Monday morning.
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