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UA Completes Under Half Of Fall Projects

Out of the 52 Undergraduate Association’s goals published in The Tech last term, 19 have reached completion by the end of Independent Activities Period, while 23 have missed their deadlines.


Convertible Wins Killian Chaos

The closest match-up of the day for “ZSR Convertible” came in the final round of the best of three match-up, when it defeated “Humble Trouble,” created by Cheng Lui ’05, Pedro Yip ’05, and Sheung Yan S. Lee ’07, by just one point.


MIT Lays Off 100 Staff Members

MIT will lay off approximately100 staff from its administrative branch this year and leave another 130 positions unfilled, said Executive Vice President John R. Curry.


Shutdown Savings Minimal

Additional staff vacation days and warm weather resulted in limited financial savings that did not significantly affect institute costs during the holiday shutdown, although Vice President for human resources Laura Avakian said that staff did appreciate the extra days off.


Sir Loops-a-Lot Makes Valiant Try in MASLab Contest

Friday, Jan. 30th was the day all the participants of the Mobile Autonomous Systems Laboratory (MASLab) were anxiously waiting for but at the same time dreading. It was competition night, and our robot “Sir Loops-a-Lot” was ready for action along with his peers -- “The Sniveling Little Rat Faced Git,” “Unfortunate Mishap,” and “Jerry” being some of them.


Harvard/MIT Matchup Service Will Keep Contacts Anonymous

A new MIT online dating service is in the works for Valentine’s Day. But unlike last year, the new service will be anonymous, and its organizers will not participate, said Mandeep Singh ’05, one of the organizers.




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