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Ideas for Mandatory $10 Per Month T Pass Under Consideration
How often do you ride the T? Would you ride it more if you were required to pay for it? A proposed plan that would require all students and employees to pay $10 monthly for unlimited local subway and bus service has touched off a minor firestorm. However, even if approved by MIT, the plan is unlikely to have any possibility of implementation until the end of 2007.
MIT Groups Plan Relief After Asian Earthquake
After an earthquake of 7.6 magnitude on the Richter scale struck Pakistan on Oct. 8, members of the Pakistani Students at MIT (PAKSMIT), immediately gathered to organize relief efforts. The group, which consists of about 20 MIT students, has set up collection stalls in Lobby 10, the Stata Center, and Building E52.
MIT Receives Grant to Prevent Violence
MIT received a $200,000 Violence Against Women grant this year from the Department of Justice Office on Violence against Women. MIT Health Educator Laura A. Stuart said that the grant is expected to fund new programs and services, as well as improve MIT policies concerning the issues of sexual assault, violence in dating and stalking.
The following incidents were reported to the Cambridge and/or MIT Police between Oct. 11 and Oct. 18. This summary does not include incidents such as suspicious activity, false alarms, general service calls, medical shuttles, or isolated incidents of theft.
Revamped GRE Will Be Longer And Feature Stronger Security Changes to Be Made by Next October, Will Address Cheating
Omari Stephens—The TechThe Graduate Record Exam, the graduate-school entrance exam, will be revamped and lengthened as of next October in an effort to give graduate schools a more useful measure of students’ ability and to prevent cheating.
College Board Survey: Tuition Growth Slower, But Outpaces Inflation
Average college tuition grew more quickly than did overall inflation again this year, although the rate of increase slowed after a period of explosive growth, according to an annual survey released here today by the College Board.
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New Orleans Mayor Commits To Rebuilding Two Neighborhoods
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Bush Presses Abbas To Confront Armed Gangs
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Nigeria Reaches Pact to Pay Off Most Foreign Debt
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