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Voter Turnout Is Up In a Clean Election For Senate, ’09 Class

Undergraduate Association elections for the 2009 Class Council and UA Senate concluded last week with voter turnout that, while low, was higher than last year’s. This year, 29.9 percent voted, an increase from 20.2 percent in 2004 and 24.2 percent in 2003.


SafeRide Requires MIT IDs For Evening Drive

As of last Friday, Sept. 30, students taking SafeRide after 10 p.m. will need to bring their MIT IDs. Additionally, the Boston East and West routes now stop near further north on Massachusetts Avenue than previously.


Cambridge Seeks to Tax Earnings on Endowment

If members of the Cambridge City Council have their say, major Cambridge universities such as MIT and Harvard will be required to pay a tax on their endowment earnings.


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Ask SIPB

Want to use the software on Athena? Wondered what sorts of cool things you can do? In this column, part 3 of 4 of our introductory columns, we discuss lockers on Athena, and the things you can find in them.


UA Voting Statistics

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UA Senators

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Class of 2009 Council

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WORLD AND NATION

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Real Estate Slowdown Spreads To Other, Fast-Growing Markets
Australians Win Nobel in Medicine For Study of Bacteria in Stomach
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Briefs (right)

OPINION

Thinking Beyond the Laboratory: An Open Letter to President Hockfield
Grad Students Can’t Live in Broken Promises
Keeping One Eye Abroad: But One’s Culture at Home
Letters to the Editor

CAMPUS LIFE

Imminent Collapse To Be Or Not To Be All You Can Be?
Say What Esplanade

SPORTS

Women’s Volleyball Loses Heartbreaker to Eastern
Rodriguez, Jones for MLB MVPs
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