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Alum Ben Bernanke Is Selected by Bush As Chair of Reserve

President Bush named Ben S. Bernanke PhD ’79, head of the Council of Economic Advisers, to replace Alan Greenspan as Chairman of the Federal Reserve yesterday. The selection could leave Bush’s economic legacy in the hands of the MIT alumnus if Bernanke is approved by the Senate.


In Upcoming Election, City Council Candidates Address College Issues

Cambridge City Council elections will be held Nov. 8, with 18 candidates running for a spot on the nine-person council. All nine incumbents are running this year; in 2003, all of the current councillors were re-elected.


Professor Develops Stem Cell Guidelines

The cloning of Dolly the sheep in 1997 was the first of many experiments that caused the public and the scientific community alike to consider the ethical, legal, scientific, and policy issues that naturally follow such a breakthrough. Although it took 277 attempts before scientists finally managed to produce Dolly, the process was considered a success and repeated many times in other animals.


City Seeks PILOT Alternatives; Cambridge’s Voting System

When the city council passed a Sept. 12 policy order proposing a one percent tax on interest exceeding $1 million earned from university endowments, it received unanimous support in the council, said Councillor Kenneth E. Reeves. Now, however, Councillor Brian Murphy said the order is “highly unlikely to pass the Massachusetts legislature.”


WORLD AND NATION

Cheney Told Aide About CIA Agent Wilson Prior to Leak
Wal-Mart CEO Sets New Goals To Limit Environmental Impact
Venture Fund Investments Grow By 13.2 Percent Across Country
Otis Air National Guard Base May Acquire Jobs in Intelligence Unit
Briefs (left)
Briefs (right)

OPINION

The Genie Will Not Go Back in the Box
The World Is Getting Smaller and Flatter
Letters to the Editor

CAMPUS LIFE

Dare Me?
It’s Halloween, The Funnest Party

SPORTS

NEWMAC Scoreboard
Led by Mancuso, Football Wins Last Home Game of the Season
Sport Taekwondo Team Dominates The Field in 10-Team Tournament
Business Casual Dress Code Arrives At the NBA
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