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Hockfield Comments On Women Scientists

President Susan Hockfield issued a joint statement last Thursday with the presidents of Princeton and Stanford in an effort to shift the furor over remarks made by Harvard President Lawrence H. Summers ’75 last month into a more productive context.

State Dept. Eases Visa Conditions

Responding to concerns that onerous visa requirements are discouraging foreign students and scientists from coming to the United States, the State Department has extended the time many of them can remain before renewing security clearances.

The clearance is required for foreigners working in areas the government deems “sensitive.” Fields like chemistry, engineering and pharmacology can be in that category.

Steam Cafe Opens, Menu to Offer Student Recipes

The Steam Cafe opened yesterday, replacing the Dome Cafe on the fourth floor of Building 7.

SAE to Face Possible IFC Expulsion

The Presidents’ Council of the Interfraternity Council will vote on whether to expel the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity from the IFC at a meeting on Feb. 23, said IFC President Christopher P. Child ’06.

Harvard, Cambridge City Make Payment in Lieu of Taxes Deal

Harvard University has brokered a new long-term deal with the city of Cambridge for the payments it makes each year in lieu of taxes. The agreement will bring the city more than $60 million over the next 20 years, but some city councilors say they wish it went further.

Sigma Phi Epsilon Removed from IFC

Two Faculty Members Elected to NAE

Shafrira Goldwasser, professor of computer science and engineering, was chosen for her “contributions to cryptography, number theory, and complexity theory, and their applications to privacy and security,” according to the press release.

Statement by President Hockfield, John Hennessy, and Shirley Tilghman

Harvard President Lawrence Summers’ recent comments about possible causes of the underrepresentation of women in science and engineering have generated extensive debate and discussion -- much of which has had the untoward effect of shifting the focus of the debate to history rather than to the future.


Rice Aims for a Diplomatic Solution to N. Korean Nukes

Bush Asks Congress to Renew Entirety of U.S. of Patriot Act