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MIT Fires Professor Van Parijs for Using Fake Data in Papers

Professor of Biology Luk Van Parijs has been dismissed after admitting to fabricating and falsifying research data, MIT announced yesterday.

ASA to Assign Offices After Four-Year Delay

The Association of Student Activities plans to allocate office space this fall for the first time since the fall of 2001. Allocations were to take place in the fall of 2003 but were not completed.

Final Exams Are Coming Sooner This Year

Thanks to this year’s late start, final exams for 72 classes will be held on the afternoon of Friday, Dec. 16, interrupting reading period. However, the last day a test can be given during classes will not change.

In Short

Police Log

The following incidents were reported to the Cambridge and/or MIT Police between Oct. 19 and Oct. 25. This summary does not include incidents such as suspicious activity, false alarms, general service calls, medical shuttles, or isolated incidents of theft.


Wishing MIT provided more software and services for your personal computer? Need to use software on Athena at home? This week, we introduce some lesser known computing services supported by MIT.


Miers Withdraws Under Fire From Both Sides of the Aisle
Israel Ups Reprisals for Killings On West Bank After Bombings
Iraqi Shiite Politicians Agree To Using a Joint Election List
Science Organizations Deny Usage Of Copyright Materials to Kansas
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Letters to the Editor
Social Agenda vs. National Security


Classical Review: Violinist Hua Shows Prowess With Carmen Fantasy: MITSO’s Promising Start Complemented by Virtuosic Solo Performance
Classical Review: BSO Features Finnish Conductor and Repertoire: Fischer Delivers Heartfelt Rendition of Sibelius Violin Concerto
Classical Review: Boston Baroque Presents A Dramatic ‘Agrippina’: Musicians Showcase the Psychological Side of Handel
Film Review ***: Once Again ‘Saw 2’ Makes the Cut: Gruesome Thriller Just in Time for All Hallow’s Eve
Film Review **1/2: Mi Nombre Es Banderas, Antonio Banderas: Using the Superhero Film Formula — Second ‘Zorro’ Not Quite Legendary
Film Review **: Not Quite ‘Prime’ Material: Witty Lines and Intimate Insight Get Bogged Down in This Romantic Comedy
Film Review **: ‘Protocols’ an Eye-Opener to American Anti-Semitism: Jewish Director Challenges Separatist Views
Film Review ***: ‘Shopgirl’ Not Your Average Chick Flick: Intelligent Film Shows Realistic Story of Life and Love
On the Screen


Women’s Volleyball Bests Smith As Reynolds Sets MIT Records
Rifle Team Defeats Mass Maritime
In a Sunday Showdown Of Two Top AFC Teams, Expect a Chargers Win
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