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MIT Observes Const. Day on the Internet

True to form, MIT has chosen to celebrate the new, federally-mandated Constitution Day in an online format.


Building 46 Lights Up the Brain

Who knows how the natural lighting, bold colors and bamboo forest of the newly-minted Building 46 will affect the research of MIT’s leading cognitive scientists.


Crowding in Dormitories Is the Same As Last Year, Despite Remedial Efforts

Undergraduate dormitories are overcrowded by 71 students, said Robin Smedick, assistant director of undergraduate housing.


Rarified Air Makes Noise at Building 54

Like any layer of the Earth’s atmosphere, the ionosphere provides an abundance of benefits to the human race, from assisting radio communication to creating the vibrant Aurora Borealis. What’s next for this atmospheric behemoth? This week Carolyn J. Bodle SM ’05, in conjunction with Haystack Laboratory, is broadcasting ionospheric sonatas from MIT’s Green Building, home to the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences.


A Guide to Upcoming Fundraising Events for Katrina

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Wiretapping Mosques May Be Needed, Romney Says

Governor Mitt Romney raised the prospect of wiretapping mosques and conducting surveillance of foreign students in Massachusetts, as he issued a broad call yesterday for the federal government to devote far more money and attention to domestic intelligence gathering.


MA Legislators Vote Down Bill That Would Ban Gay Marriage

In a sign that the legalization of same-sex marriage has changed the political landscape in Massachusetts, the legislature soundly defeated a proposed constitutional amendment on Wednesday to ban gay marriage and create civil unions, an amendment that lawmakers gave preliminary approval to in a raucous constitutional convention last year.


Police Log

The following incidents were reported to the MIT Police between Sept. 7 and Sept. 13. This summary does not include incidents such as suspicious activity, false alarms, general service calls, medical shuttles, or isolated incidents of theft.


WORLD AND NATION

Weather
Briefs (left)
Mayor Announces Plan to Return 180,000 Residents to New Orleans
In Katrina’s Aftermath, Bush Confronts Problems at Home
North Korea Demands Reactor in Exchange for Nuke Program
White House Approves Design for New, Manned Spaceships
Briefs (right)

OPINION

Corrections
Letters to the Editor

ARTS

Art Review: Find Paradise Through the Lens of Ansel Adams Photographs On Display at Museum of Fine Arts
Classical Review: John Williams Performs Tribute to Composers: Boston Pops Captivate Thousands with Film Music at Tanglewood
Concert Review: Sufjan Stevens Invites Somerville to Feel the ‘Illinoise’: Band Wows with Versatility and Folk Sensibility
On the Screen

SPORTS

Women’s Volleyball Team Looks Strong in Win Against Wellesley
NFL Week 2: Bet on the Jags To Best the Colts in an Upset
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