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Bufferd Will Retire As Treasurer in ’06

President Susan Hockfield’s announcement yesterday that Treasurer Allen S. Bufferd ’59 will retire by the end of this academic year will lead to not only another empty position in MIT’s upper-level administration, but also a major restructuring of MIT’s financial offices.


MIT411 Is Back, With Competition

Despite appearances, MIT411, a Web site that allows MIT students to sell and purchase used textbooks and browse nearby restaurant menus, has not shut down forever, although two new sites, MIT412 and CampusBeacon, have sprung up as competition.


New Vendors to Open in Redone Lobdell Next Week

Renovations of the Lobdell Food Court should be complete by next week, said Director of Campus Dining Richard D. Berlin III. Three new vendors serving Japanese, Middle Eastern, and Italian food will replace the previous food options catered by Sodexho.


Where to Find the Necessities

As you start settling in, chances are that a Target craving will hit, or you’ll realize that your sheets just don’t fit those extra long beds. Where can you find all things familiar?


Weston Presumed Dead

Zachary Weston ’06 was presumed dead as of Aug. 24, according to an Aug. 26 letter from Robert M. Randolph, senior associate dean for students. Randolph’s letter to


Mao’s Death A Likely Suicide

A spokesperson for the Middlesex District Attorney’s office said that the death of graduate student Zhenxiu Mao is a “suspected suicide.” Mao, a first-year math graduate student, was found dead in his apartment on Feb 28. The final results of his death will not be made public because they are private information for the family, and are still pending a toxicology report.


WORLD AND NATION

Weather
Briefs (right)
Katrina Misses New Orleans, Heavily Damages Mississippi

By Joseph B. Treaster 
and Kate Zernike
THE NEW YORK TIMES


NEW ORLEANS


Eight Ex-KPMG Partners Are Indicted for Selling Tax Shelters

By Jonathan D. Glater
THE NEW YORK TIMES


Chirac: U.N. Will Take Action If Iran Continues Nuclear Activity

By Elaine Sciolino
THE NEW YORK TIMES


PARIS


Indonesia Fights Polio Epidemic By Starting Vaccination Campaign

By Celia W. Dugger
THE NEW YORK TIMES


Briefs (right)

OPINION

Errata

CAMPUS LIFE

Imminent Collapse#1 (and #2) Piece of Advice
This Monkey’s Going to HeavenEverything I Know About MIT I Learned From Gossip
Gadget ReviewDocuPen

SPORTS

Club Sport Tae Kwon Do: Success Built on Beginners
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