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GSC Elects Officers

The Graduate Student Council elected new officers for the 2003-2004 school year on Wednesday.

R. Erich Caulfield G is the new president of the council. Caulfield is a student in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and has served in many leadership positions on campus, including as a chair of the GSC Orientation Committee.

Michael R. Folkert G will become vice president. Folkert has served on the MIT Mental Health Task Force. One of his goals for his tenure as vice president is to create departmental student groups that will act as advocates for students.

Albert C. Chow G and Laruth C. McAfee G were elected secretary and treasurer of the GSC, respectively.

MIT grad programs ranked high

The 2004 U.S. News and World Report “America’s Best Graduate Schools” has ranked the MIT School of Engineering as the best engineering school in the country for the fifteenth year in a row.

Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Georgia Institute of Technology rounded out the top five in U.S. News’ list.

The MIT Sloan School of Management tied for fourth place with Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

The report does not report new rankings for science or social science programs.

U.S. News and World Report ranks schools based on five attributes: faculty resources, research activity, student selectivity, peer school assessments, and corporate recruiter assessments.

New House restricts printing

In an e-mail to the dormitory, New House President Michael J. Childress announced that the dormitory executive committee decided to institute a quota of 75 pages per week of printing to New House printers. The purpose of the quota is to save money on paper.

Those who print a cumulative 50 or more pages over the weekly limit will be required to pay a $5 fee. If a resident prints over 100 cumulative pages, their printing privileges will be suspended and fined $10.

--compiled by Christine R. Fry