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UA Candidates Deliver Proposals, Rancor

On Wednesday evening, the candidates for the 2003-2004 Undergraduate Association president and vice president met in the student center lobby for this election’s debate.


Two Days Reserved For ‘REX’

A new name and a new schedule for dormitory rush will greet the Class of 2007.


Committee on Community Discusses Threat of War

Professor J. Kim Vandiver addressed a sparse crowd of MIT faculty, staff, and students as part of a Committee on Community “briefing” in 10-250 last night. The committee is sponsoring the “Community Briefings” to help preserve freedom of expression at MIT during times of increased international tension.


By Nathan Collins

With memories of late 2000 Florida and other election nightmares fresh in their minds, voting reform leaders gathered at MIT to discuss a new proposal: instant runoff voting.


Arrow’s Theorem Proves No Voting System is Perfect

These conditions can lead to nonsensical group decisions, or manifestly undemocratic decision-making. As political scientists Ken Shepsle and Mark Bonchek put it in their book, Analyzing Politics, “The group is either dominated by a single distinguished member or has intransitive preferences.” For this reason, the theorem is sometimes known as the “dictator theorem.”


Yael Marshall ’05 dances in a piece called “Array.”Yael Marshall ’05 dances in a piece called “Array.”




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