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Service May Soon Replace Rooftop Fines

In response to student concerns and complaints about a new rooftop policy set to go into effect in January, a proposal has been created that would require first-time offenders to perform community service hours rather than pay fines of up to $500.

FCC Rule Could Cost Colleges $7 Billion

A new mandate from the Federal Communications Commission may require universities and even libraries to replace infrastructure in a costly manner that could contribute to breaches in network security. Those in the information technology field are bracing themselves against the advancing efforts by the FCC to tighten its grip on the flow of network communications.

MIT Profs Protest DoD Nuke Proposal

A proposed change in U.S. nuclear weapons policy has exploded into a controversy between the Bush Administration and physicists worldwide. Sixteen faculty members of the MIT physics department have joined over a thousand physicists in signing a petition repudiating a Pentagon proposal that would “foresee pre-emptive nuclear strikes against non-nuclear adversaries.”

Current UM0K Donations Less Than Last Year’s Sum

You know you’re at MIT when you name majors by number, get to class via the Infinite Corridor, and have the chance to watch liquid nitrogen-frozen pumpkins be dropped off the Green Building the night before Halloween. You definitely know you’re at MIT when you’re competing for the title of “hardk0re” against a Course 7 and 10 double major senior who is taking more than 100 units this term, minoring in biomedical engineering and literature, and has 14 publications to date.

Cambridge City Council Elections Tuesday

This Tuesday, Nov. 8, voters will elect nine of the 18 candidates to the Cambridge City Council.

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Police Log

The following incidents were reported to the Cambridge and/or MIT Police between Oct. 26 and Nov. 2. This summary does not include incidents such as suspicious activity, false alarms, general service calls, medical shuttles, or isolated incidents of theft.


Cheney Ex-Aide Pleads Not Guilty to Indictment Charges
Merck Wins Trial; Jury Decides Vioxx Was Marketed Properly
House Voting on U.S. Treatment Of Terror Suspects Postponed
NASA Needs Additional $5 Billion To Keep Shuttle Flying Until 2010
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Concert Review: Bayou Bash a Defiant and Hopeful Answer to Tragedy: Fall Festival Presents a Variety of New Orleans Musicians
Theater Review: Murder by Naptime: Shakespeare Ensemble Delivers a Drab and Somnolent Macbeth
Classical Review: Endellion Plays Pleasant but Uninspiring Concert: British Quartet Lacks Passion and Inspiration of Previous Guest Artists
Theater Review: ‘Carol Mulroney’ a Witty, Yet Fluffy, Piece: Play by Belber a Great Night out at Calderwood Theatre
Restaurant Review: Penang Offers Great Food, Lacking Service: Unique Malaysian Cuisine Brings Many Cultural Dishes to Harvard Square
Dance Review: Lim n Dance Company Is Worth Staying For: Piece by Company Founder and Direction Stand Out in Three-Piece Program
Film Review ****: A Narcissist Meets a Killer: Through a Looking Glass of Prison Bars, ‘Capote’ Faces Himself Gone Wrong
Film Review **1/2: ‘Jarhead’ an Empty Narrative That Cries for Depth: Story Based on Novel of the Same Title Tells of One Man’s Recollections of War in Kuwait
On the Screen


Upcoming Home Events
Men’s Cross Country Wins NEWMAC Title For 8th Straight Year
With Rookies Excelling, Women’s Rugby Closes Fall Season With Win
Women’s Volleyball Team Beats WPI, Earns a Spot in NEWMAC Semifinals
This NBA Season, the Eastern Conference Finally Has Both Talent and Excitement

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