ABC Says MIT’s Nuclear Reactor Unsafe|
How vulnerable are nuclear research reactors to terrorist attacks? An ABC News investigative report that aired last night claimed that many university reactors, including MIT’s, need to take stronger security measures to protect their uranium stocks.
RIAA Sues Six More MITnet Users
Six MIT students are among the 757 individuals the record industry sued for copyright infringement two weeks ago. The record companies allege that the students shared songs over the Internet without authorized permission.
Initiative To Assist FSILG Retention
A new spending initiative from MIT will commit $250,000 to building community in fraternities, sororities, and independent living groups — an effort with unclear benefits, said Interfraternity Council President Christopher P. Child ’06.
Average City Property Tax Rates to Remain Constant
Cambridge residential property tax rates, originally projected to rise by 2.5 percent, will instead remain constant this fiscal year. This year, an election year for Cambridge city councillors, marks the first time in 10 years that taxes have not risen.
Mathematics Alumnus Aumann Wins Nobel Prize in Economics
When Robert Aumann PhD ’55 was told that he was one of the winners of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, he was also told to suppress his most basic urge — and keep the secret for 15 minutes. When it finally became public knowledge, “there were many hugs and kisses,” he said.
MIT IP Addresses Named in Suits
U.S. Must Sharpen Scientific Edge Soon, Panel Warns
A panel of experts convened by the National Academies, the nation’s leading science advisory group, called Wednesday for an urgent and wide-ranging effort to strengthen scientific competitiveness.
The following incidents were reported to the MIT Police between Oct. 5 and Oct. 11. This summary does not include incidents such as suspicious activity, false alarms, general service calls, medical shuttles, or isolated incidents of theft.
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