MIT’s mistaken optimism about rush has led to a budget shortfall in a program to help fraternities and independent living groups survive the transition to the new freshmen-in-dormitories residence system.
MIT has won the 2003, 64th annual William Lowell Putnam Math Competition for the first time since 1979. The team members, selected by Professors of Mathematics Hartley Rogers Jr. and Richard P. Stanley, are Reid W. Barton ’05, Daniel M. Kane ’07, and Yevgeny K. Zaytman ’05. Team placement in the competition is based on the ranks of the team members’ scores. Barton and Kane were among the top five highest ranking individuals, who are named Putnam Fellows.
There is a palpable feeling of the tension oozing out of campus today. You can see the weight lifted from students’ backs, their shoulders rising from a tired slouch to face the prospect of a few days full of fun instead of stress.
Weisskopf Professor of Physics Alan Guth has won the 2004 Cosmology Prize of the Peter Gruber Foundation for his role in refining the theories on cosmic inflation. Guth will share the award, which includes a $200,000 unrestricted grant, with Andre Linde, a professor of physics at Stanford University.
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