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Thirsty Ear Closes Down; Pub May Reopen for Fall Semester

The Thirsty Ear, the on-campus pub in Ashdown House’s basement, closed its doors Monday with students unsure if it would ever open again.

Dorms to Be Crowded Because of 2008 Yield

Based on current numbers, dormitories will be crowded by approximately 150 students this fall, said Denise A. Vallay, assistant director of undergraduate housing. Part of the problem can be attributed to over-enrollment in the class of 2008, she said.

DA Rules MIT Graduate Student Death a Suicide

The death of Bhuwan Singh G has been ruled a suicide, said Emily LaGrassa, spokesperson for the Middlesex District Attorney’s office. Singh was found dead in a storage room near his Building 13 lab and office on May 7.

Graduates Receive Degrees, Zerhouni Speaks in Killian

Approximately 2,205 MIT students will receive their degrees today, at MIT’s 138th commencement ceremony. The keynote speaker will be Elias A. Zerhouni, the director of the National Institute of Health.

MIT Sues ImClone, Dispozo Over Patent Infringement

MIT sued ImClone Systems on May 4, alleging that the company’s recently-approved cancer drug was the product of a line of genetically-engineered cells that infringed an MIT patent. The lawsuit was filed at the request of Repligen Corp., a Waltham, Mass. pharmaceutical company that licensed MIT’s patent and will be paying for the lawsuit.

Szuminski Returned to Chicago After Brief Stint in the Majors

After a disappointing run with the San Diego Padres, pitcher Jason E. Szuminski ’01 was taken off the starting roster on May 11 and replaced by infielder Jeff Cirillo. Szuminski made national media headlines earlier in the year for being the first MIT graduate to play on a major league baseball team.

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A total of 55 people joined the five independent living groups this year. In addition, the Living Group Council has elected new officers.

Relatives of Wanted Alum Request Help

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Director of CIA Tenet Leaves Agency for Personal Reasons

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