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Anti-Gay Statements Written in Bathroom In Walker Memorial

An anti-gay slogan was found on Sept. 12 in a bathroom near the Rainbow Lounge in Walker Memorial. The incident is the most recent in a year-long series of anti-gay graffiti that has appeared in the same place on campus. The Rainbow Lounge houses student groups addressing lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgendered issues as well as a library of LBGT-related literature and films.


Crowley, Director of Wash. Office And Fed. Relations VP, to Retire

Vice President for Federal Relations John C. Crowley will retire in late December or early January. The announcement of his retirement follows a string of recent departures by upper-level administrators as the end of President Hockfield’s first year nears — the period during which she asked all top administrators to remain at MIT.


MIT Connects With New, Nearby Charter School

Nestled between homes, businesses, and biotech companies in Kendall Square, a red brick schoolhouse is holding its twenty-first day — ever — of classes today.


MIT Alumnus and ‘Busting Vegas’ Author Describe Experience of Beating the House

Explosive laughter from alumni and students filled 10-250 while an amused voice with a Russian accent revealed his secret card-playing schemes that earned him millions of dollars. “At one point I had a casino convinced that I was an arms dealer. That was one of my favorites,” he said.


UROP Pay Up by 25 Per Hour

MIT’s research-driven undergraduates are moving up in the world with a 25 cent per hour raise.


Media Lab Puts New 100 Dollar Laptops on Display Lab Expects Many Orders for Cheap, Sturdy Computers From Governments of Developing Countries

Nicholas Negroponte, cofounder of the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, show ed off a model of a $100 hand-crank laptop Wednesday that he designed as an educational device for children in remote areas.


At BU, Gap Between Salaries for Female, Male Profs Widening

The salaries of female professors at Boston University have fallen farther behind those of their male colleagues in the last dozen years. The salary gap for male and female full professors at BU is now twice the national average for private research universities, according to data released to BU professors by the faculty council Wednesday.


Ask SIPB

Want to set up e-mail on your personal computer? Or figure out exactly where all those @mit.edu addresses go? In this column, part 2 of 4 of our introductory columns, we cover mail and mailing lists.


Police Log

The following incidents were reported to the MIT Police between Sept. 22 and Sept. 25. 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

After Confirmation, Roberts Is Sworn in As Chief Justice
As Winter Approaches, Natural Gas Prices Reach Record Highs
Difficulties Beset FEMA’s Plans To Rehouse Victims of Katrina
Leaders of Catholic Men’s Orders Voice Objections to Excluding Gays
Chinese Horseshoe Bat Found to Play Host to SARS Virus, Scientists Find
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OPINION

Letters to the Editor

ARTS

Film Review ***1/2: Dickensian London With a “Twist” of Hope: Innocence Prevails in Polanski’s Retelling of Orphan’s Journey from the Poorhouse
Film Review *1/2: ‘Into the Blue’ Sinks Like a Stone: Bigger Boat Can’t Salvage Nonsensical Plot
Film Review ***1/2: Feeding the ‘Firefly’ Fanatics: Joss Whedon Triumphs in Directorial Debut With ‘Serenity’
On the Screen
The Hungry Beaver: Setting a Standard: Kenmore’s Eastern Standard Kitchen Raises Bar With Seafood, Sorbet
Concert Review: M.I.A. Brings Diversity to Paradise Rock: Sri Lankan Pop Artist Fills Sound and Lyrics With Immigrant Experiences

SPORTS

Women’s Volleyball Tops Field at MIT Invitational
NFL Week 4: Expect the Chiefs to Beat the Eagles
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