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Student Missing Since Friday

Daniel S. Mun ’05, a biology major who lives at the Chi Phi fraternity, has been missing since early Friday morning, authorities say. The MIT Police are working with Boston and Cambridge police to search for Mun, said Senior Associate Dean Robert M. Randolph.


Orientation to Precede Dorm Housing Lottery

The schedule for Orientation 2004 moves the freshmen housing lottery until after the end of Orientation, and also shortens the length of Orientation to four days.


Vest Discusses Retirement and Future

President Charles M. Vest announced Friday that he is stepping down after 13 years at MIT. The Tech sat down with him Monday morning in his office to talk about his presidency and the future of MIT.


Bus, T Fares To Rise on Jan. 3

MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said that the fare increase was prompted by large discrepancies between revenue and expenses. “The T has a $25 million gap between revenue and expenses, and a projected $50 million gap between revenue and expenses for next year,” said Pesaturo. “The fare increase will close the gap. Once we have steady financial status, we can make improvements,” he said.


Heater Causes Frat Fire

A fire broke out at Theta Xi fraternity at 64 Bay State Road, last Wednesday, according to the MIT Police incident log.


MBTA Will Allow Amplified Music in Subway

Following widespread public opposition, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has modified its Subway Performers Program Policy to allow for the use of amplifiers at a limited decibel level rather than banning them altogether.


Proximity MIT Card Raises, Allays Security Concerns

MIT has begun to switch faculty and students from magnetic swipe identification cards to “proximity” cards readable from a distance, but has yet to address the security concerns with both the new system and the old system as a whole.


CSAIL Delays Planned Move to Stata Center


Vest: The Folksy Outsider Who Won Over MIT




WORLD AND NATION

With Large Ceremony, Bush Signs Medicare Bill Into Law

United Russia Election Victory Criticized, Called Undemocratic

Gore Will Announce Endorsement Of Dean for President, Aides Say

News Briefs

News Briefs

Psychologist Says Sniper Was Indoctrinated by Father Figure

Weather: Record Snowfall

EDITORIAL

Erratum

COLUMNS

Supporting Graduate Student Health Care

Suspicious Timing on Human Rights Day

When The Tech Runs Pictures of Students on Roofs

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Diversity of Opinion

Questioning Vest

ARTS

A CAPELLA REVIEW: Hot A Capella on a Cold Winter Night -- Exuberant Muses Dazzle Crowds with Sheer Talent

A CAPPELLA REVIEW: It Just Keeps on Resonating Better -- Major Improvements Seen in Resonance’s Latest Performance

CLASSICAL REVIEW: MITSO Discovers ‘Lord of the Rings’ -- Shostakovich Symphony, Reprise of World Premiere Make for Long But Animated Concert

JOHN HARBISON: THE POPE’S COMPOSER

FEATURES

Positive Sinking: Wrap It Up and Spit It Out

SPORTS

Problems With the BCS Playoff System: Testing the Champions

MIT Fencing Scores Against BC, Others

Wednesday, Dec. 10

COMICS

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finals gonna rape you

hay fever

thinking is a disease

trio

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