Hockfield Addresses Ethics in Universities|
A university has a responsibility not only to its members, but to the world, said President Susan Hockfield yesterday, delivering the 2005 Arthur Miller Lecture on Science and Ethics. In her lecture, Hockfield repeatedly highlighted the importance of a university’s faculty governance structure in “fulfilling our responsibilities.”
Designs Are Finalized As Reading Room May at Last Be Renovated
The fifth floor Student Center reading room, basically unchanged since its inception in 1965, may soon undergo new construction.
MIT Alums Race to Mars With Start-Up Company
Talk about reaching for the stars.
SigEp Returns to MIT After Short Hiatus
After having its charter revoked earlier this year, fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon has returned to campus and is recruiting members. The national headquarters had revoked the MIT chapter’s charter in January 2005 because of its lack of members and decreasing size.
Alvin W. Drake
Alvin W. Drake, a professor emeritus of electrical engineering and computer science who was respected among colleagues and students alike for the vitality of his teaching and the vigor of his research, died of cancer at a hospice near his Falmouth home on Sunday, Oct. 30. He was 70.
Arguments Heard in Harvard Police Records Case
Harvard’s student newspaper The Crimson and Harvard University argued before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court yesterday in a case that could require the disclosure of arrest records by private university police departments.
More Foreign Grads Enter U.S. Colleges
The number of international students entering American graduate schools rose 1 percent this year, despite a 5 percent drop in applications from foreign students, according to the annual report by the Council of Graduate Schools.
WORLD AND NATION
Supreme Court to Hear Case On Military Detainee Policy
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