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Al Jazeera Denied Akamai Services

One-time MIT startup Akamai Technologies canceled a contract with Arabic news network Al Jazeera Wednesday after briefly working with the Qatar-based television and Internet news company.


Mattapan Man Shot, Killed Near Campus

Nineteen-year-old Mattapan resident Iran Gray was fatally shot outside the Rhythm and Spice bar and nightclub on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge at approximately 1:45 a.m. Friday morning.


Hack Attempt Thwarted By Theft Of Paw From MIT Beaver Costume

MIT’s mascot Tim the Beaver lost a foot on Saint Patrick’s Day during a hack attempt gone awry. Class of 2004 Ring Committee member Amal Dorai ’04 and several other MIT students brought the Institute’s beaver mascot costume to Harvard Square, where the paw was stolen by an unknown male.


KAT Takes Sidney-Pacific, AEPhi Declines Dorm Offer

Members of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority will move into the new graduate student dormitory at Sidney and Pacific Streets next fall.


By Helana Kadyszewski

At an informal information session yesterday afternoon, Institute Professor and Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp unveiled his vision as director of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research.


Network Upgrades Planned for Four Dorms

Information Systems and the housing department will begin renovations this summer to upgrade the network infrastructure in four dorms.


MIT Tops U.S. News Engineering Rankings


Proposal for Daytime SafeRide May Be Implemented Next Fall

SafeRide may soon be making daytime runs.


Fredkin Modeling SARS Epidemic, Offers Advice to CDC

Visiting scientist and former MIT professor Edward Fredkin is attempting to curb the recent spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, by using spreadsheets to model the behavior of the epidemic.


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