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MIT Endowment Up 14 Percent

MIT’s endowment increased to $6.7 billion last year, a 14.4 percent increase over fiscal year 2004, with a 17.6 percent rate of return on investments. The rate of return is comparable to those reported by other universities with top endowments. Last year, MIT’s rate of return was 18.1 percent.


Child Care a Problem Not Likely to Improve Soon for Grad Parents

Though MIT’s child care options are “few and expensive” according to Dean for Graduate Students Isaac M. Colbert, new programs are paving the way for improvement.


Dorm Front Desks Can Transfer Calls, Allowing People Off-Campus to Call In

Want your parents to be able to call your dormitory phone, but didn’t pay for service? Have them call your dormitory front desk, and ask to be transferred.


David Dibner

David Dibner, the distinguished philanthropist and civic leader who established the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology, died unexpectedly at his home in Wilton, Conn., on Sept. 28. He was 78.


In Short


WORLD AND NATION

Unexpectedly High Turnout Hints of Fraud in Iraqi Vote
On Senate Questionnaire, Miers Has Her Chance to Speak Out
ABC Announces Replacements For Koppel, ‘Nightline’ Anchor
Israel Limits Travel in West Bank After Deadly Drive-By Shootings
General Motors Reaches Agreement With Workers to Lower Health Costs
Briefs (left)
Briefs (right)

OPINION

UA Serves Useful Purpose
“Activist Judges?” It Depends On Whether You Agree With Them
Turning Attention to the Real Third World
Letters to the Editor
Corrections

CAMPUS LIFE

Imminent Collapse Kickin’ My Hass
Gadget Review Logitech Wireless Headphones for iPod

SPORTS

Women’s Volleyball Team Wins Parents’ Weekend Tournament
Hitting Their Stride, Field Hockey Team Setting Records This Season
After Close Call in ALCS, MLB Should Make Plans To Allow Instant Replay
Running in Rain, Cross Country Team Places 7th in Invitational
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