A flag hanging from the window of an MIT dormitory became the center of controversy last month when its owner was asked to take it down and refused.
The Recording Industry Association of America sued MIT on Friday, seeking to require the Institute to identify a network user alleged to have illegally offered hundreds of copyrighted music recordings for download on the Internet.
Two recent MIT graduates have thrown their hats into the Cambridge City Council race.
Asked about his campaign issues, Matthew S. DeBergalis ’99 mentions bicycle safety first. He favors a “give and take on both sides.” Bikers would be required to display a rear light (only a front-faci ng light is currently required; cyclists may display a light or reflector on the r ear of the bike) while enforcement of cars in bicycle lanes would be stepped up.
Like many candidates for Cambridge city council, Smith is critical of the power universities wield over the city. Universities “decide whether we live in an industrial park or a vibrant environment,” she said.
But it has not been easy for the ISO to deal with the SEVIS system, which Isaac M. Colbert, the dean for graduate students, described as “bulky.”
The construction site, leased by the Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis, has been undergoing continued renovation. In the spring, pile-driving created very loud noise and vibrations that caused damage to property in Edgerton, students and administrators said.
“These bids came in significantly higher than our original estimates. This meant that we could only afford to do work in one or two buildings on our original budget for this year. We chose East Campus and Bexley as our highest priorities since those buildings are in the worst shape with no possibilities for interim work to make any improvements.
JULY 29, 2003
WORLD AND NATION