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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.

Police Log

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.


Chechnyan Insurgents Attack Police in Coordinated Strike
Rumsfeld Says Nicaragua Will Destroy Missiles As Promised
One of the Largest Brokerage Firms to Close for Lack of Cash
Potential Conflict of Interest Seen In New Credit Counseling Mandate
Avian Flu Arrives in Turkey As Birds Drop by the Thousands From Disease
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UA? No Way!: The $23,266 Student Group
Learning How To Drink: Not As Easy As You Might Think
U.S. — Dictatorship Relations: A Field of Doublespeak
Smart vs. Art
Letters to the Editor


Literature Reading: Murakami Delights Large Audience in Rare Reading: Cambridge Police Foiled by Throngs of Adoring Fans
Cultural Event: Night Market a Festive Foray Into Asian Culture Several Student Groups Provide A Night of Affordable Fun
Restaurant Review: Pho Pasteur a Classic Choice Anywhere In Boston: Visit Allston or Harvard for Soup, Spring Rolls, Noodles
Classical Review Musical Overinterpretation: Andras Schiff Delivers a Sparkling Haydn, Mediocre Beethoven
Film Review **1/2: ‘Elizabethtown’ Can’t Be Put Into a Neat Box: At Last, an Orlando Bloom Character Without a Sword
Interview: Talking With Director Cameron Crowe: Man Behind ‘Jerry Maguire’ and ‘Vanilla Sky’ Discusses Latest Film ‘Elizabethtown’
Film Review ***: A Heartwarming Experience ‘In Her Shoes’: Seemingly Simple Chick Flick Delivers a Closetful of Human Emotion
Film Review ***: ‘Domino’ Hits a Cinematic Bull’s-Eye: Not-So-Faithful Biography Nonetheless Hunts Audiences’ Attention
On the Screen


Engineers Come From Behind To Defeat Golden Bears 31-27
Women’s Soccer Weak In Loss Against Smith
Women’s Tennis Defeats Clark 9-0
Look for the Steelers’ Defense To Top Jacksonville on Sunday
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