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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.


Supreme Court to Hear Case On Military Detainee Policy
French Officials Call in Police, Impose Curfews Following Riots
Suicide Bomb Kills 4 Soldiers In Deadliest Attack in Months
Music Sharing Program Grokster Goes Offline After Suit Settlement
Romney States Support for N.E. Plan To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Briefs (left)
Briefs (right)


The Exact Opposite of Sacrifice
Listen to Hugo Ch vez
Separation Anxiety
Rotten Apples


film review *** 1/2: In Heaven or on Earth, ‘Paradise Now’: Film Profoundly Poses Israeli-Palestinian Questions
film review ***1/2: Two Centuries Later, ‘Pride and Prejudice’ Still Delightful: Jane Austen Novel Adapted Perfectly for Modern Moviegoers
FIlm review *1/2: Owen and Aniston ‘Derailed’ by Adultery: Lack of Realism Brings Dull Thriller to a Halt
On the Screen
cd review: ‘Our Lady Peace’ Can’t Catch a Break: Latest From Rock Band is Solid, Not Spectacular
Classical Review: More Than Just a Mad Scene: Tracy Dahl Steals the Show in Boston Lyric Opera’s ‘Lucie de Lammermoor’


In the Parlance of Our TimeTo the Infinite, and Beyond!
Imminent CollapseWhen You’re Smilin’…
Fo’ the ShortiesThe Obligatory Facebook Article
Dare Me?The 5th Metatarsal of Hell


As Sox Say Goodbye to Epstein, Questions of the Future Abound
Volleyball Upset In NEWMAC Semis
Ballroom Dance Team Dominates First Event Of Season at Harvard

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