No student at MIT is known to have been killed or injured in the tsunami that hit countries on the Indian Ocean’s coast, MIT administrators said, although many students who may have been affected have not yet confirmed their statuses.
The Cambridge License Commission held a hearing last night regarding underage drinking during an unregistered party held at Simmons Hall on Oct. 10 last year. The CLC will make a decision on a possible disciplinary action against Simmons in the next several weeks, and the severest possible punishment would be the revocation of Simmons’ housing license.
MIT students will be enjoying the annual January break from the daily grind of classes to pursue a wide range of activities this Independent Activities Period. IAP offers everything from crash courses in C++ to calligraphy, internships, conferences, research projects, classes, games, and sports. Some are tackling several different activities, taking full advantage of the myriad of opportunities.
The number of international graduate students at MIT declined this year by three percent, consistent with a nationwide trend of lower enrollment of foreign students at top U.S. universities. According to the Registrar’s Office, the number of international students has been dropping since the 2001-2002 school year from an initial number of about 2,500.
Anna’s Taqueria, which will be located on the first floor of the Student Center, is slated to open with the start of the spring semester.
Desperate to dig out of a $16 million budget hole, the T is considering cutting the Night Owl bus service, which ferries late-night passengers home on weekends, after the rest of the transit system shuts down, a top MBTA official said.
The idea is to create a community space “with a student focus,” said Deborah R. Poodry, Director for Capital Project Development.
On December 26th, fishermen from Indonesia, Thailand, Southeastern India, Sri Lanka, and even Somolia may have been astonished when they returned home to their coastal villages and found them ravaged by gigantic waves. The tsunamis that had hit the coasts earlier in the day would have passed their boats undetected.
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