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Carpenters Sue MIT
The parents of Julia M. Carpenter 03, who committed suicide in April 2001, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against MIT, several Institute officials, and Charvak P. Karpe -04.
Health Premiums Up 60 Percent
After a surprise announcement that MIT Medical would likely have a massive deficit next year unless premiums were drastically increased, MIT raised the price of MIT s Extended Hospital Insurance by 60 percent, three and a half times last year s increase.
2004 President Resigns In Plagiarism Scandal
Lin s apology letter to the class of 2004, drafted to announce his resignation, itself contained a sentence fromPresident Clinton s 1998 speech to the nation admitting an affair with Monica Lewinsky.
Sen. Mitchell To Speak At '03 Commencement
More than 2,200 students will receive nearly 2,500 degrees today at MIT s 137th Commencement. Former Senator George J. Mitchell, who brokered the Good Friday peace agreement in Northern Ireland, will speak to 11,000 students and guests.
Hermann A. Haus
In 1995, President Clinton awarded Haus the National Medal of Science, the United States s highest scientific honor. In 1982, he was awarded the James R. Killian Faculty Achievement Award, the highest honor given by the MIT faculty to a professor.
Cambridge Likely To Ban Smoking
After a year of debate, the Cambridge city council is likely to enact a ban on smoking in all bars and restaurants at tonight s meeting.
2003 Institute Awards Recipients
Rebecca Y. Deng 03
Network Security Log
We selected a number of Network Security cases with activity from the week of May 4 to June 3 that illustrate the type of destructive security events that occur on MIT s campus. Identifying information has been removed for privacy.
Factual Allegations Made in Carpenter Family Suit
Julia Miles Carpenter [Julie] enrolled at MIT as a freshman in August of 1999 and was a member of MIT s class of 2003.

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Editorial

Repeated Errors in Judgment

Columns

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Beaver
Why Is Africa Unstable?
Backwards Report on Advanced Study
Salary Cuts?, Insurance, and Zephyr
In Defense Of Human Rights
Take Pride in Tech
The Road Ahead
Palestinians are People, Too
Stay in the RyeIf You Try the Best You Can, the Best You Can is Good Enough
The Conscience Of an Objectivist
The First Class in the New Era
Bye Bye, ‘IHTFP’?
Things I Did, Things I Wish I Had Done, Things I Wish I Had Done Earlier, Things I Will Do When I Come Back

Letters to the Editor

MIT Has Musical Talent

Arts

CONCERT REVIEW: Rave On, River Rave! -- Who Cares About Going Deaf?
EVENT REVIEW: Entertaining, But Not Without Faults -- Boston’s First Independent Film Festival is a Success
RESTAURANT REVIEW: The Hot Spot for People-Watching -- Though Trendy, Newbury’s Sonsie Has Only So-So Selection of Food
VIDEO GAME REVIEW: I Waited Four Years For This? -- ‘Enter the Matrix’ Goes Straight to the Bargain Bin

Sports

Baseball Commencement
Sloan Women Finish Season Undefeated

Comics

integral force
Mat and Solar
one screw loose
institute evil

Photographs