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'Ghetto' Dorm Party Sparks Race Debate

An East Campus party invitation employing racial stereotypes has triggered controversy around campus, drawing condemnation from President Charles M. Vest and subjecting its organizers to a disciplinary investigation.


Smoking Ban To Impact Dorms

Smoking is no longer permitted in public spaces of student dormitories, in accordance with the newly established smoking ban in Cambridge.


New UA Web Site Tracks Progress of Year's Goals

A new feature of the Undergraduate Association Web site launched today will track the progress of various UA goals throughout the term.


Reactions To ’03 Rush Positive

While some students said that they would like to see a longer Rush to give freshmen a better chance to learn about fraternities, others have said that a shorter Rush, that ends before classes become too intense, would be better.


‘Ghetto’ Dorm Party Sparks Race Debate

One of two e-mail Ghetto Party announcements, sent last Thursday to East Campus and Senior House lists by the party organizers: Philip J. Butler ’04, Leonid Drozhinin ’04, Ankur M. Mehta G, and Kabir J. Mukaddam ’05. The announcement contains the “Walcott manifesto,” which the party organizers say was written last year by several residents of the Walcott section of Third East.


UA Goals Checklist

Column published each week answering questions sent to uaqa@mit.edu.




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