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Most Katrina Students Leaving in Spring

As schools affected by Hurricane Katrina prepare to reopen, the 10 displaced undergraduates hosted by MIT this term are also making plans for their next semester. The four seniors will be returning to their normal colleges to graduate, but plans for some of the remaining six are less certain.

Student Collapses After Marathon

An MIT graduate student has been recovering from kidney failure at the New York University Hospital after completing the New York Marathon on November 6.

MIT Tackles Nanotechnogy Research

Researchers at MIT are at it again, this time challenging the old maxim that bigger is better. According to faculty and staff at the newly-developed Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies, the soldier of tomorrow will rely on materials and systems built on the nano scale.

RIAA Suits Continue; i2hub Server Shuts Down

In a round of lawsuits filed on October 26, three MIT dormitory residents were sued by the record industry for copyright infringement.

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Cambridge City Council Election Results


Final Results from UM0K Competition


Foreign Enrollment Decline Slows Down Trend Suggests Recovery From 2001 Attacks

The number of foreign students enrolled in American universities declined slightly in the 2004–5 academic year, according to a survey released yesterday, suggesting that a more significant drop that took place in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in 2001 might be abating.

Switching Colleges Often Hurts Students

A new survey has found that it is common for college students to switch schools or to take courses at more than one school, and that such peripatetic students are less engaged in the intellectual and social life of their campuses.

Proposal Would Raise Regulation of Biolabs

Boston public health authorities will propose sweeping new safety regulations governing more than 1,000 research laboratories working with dangerous germs in universities, hospitals, and biotechnology companies across the city.


Senate Republicans Pushing For Plan to End War in Iraq
Court Rules Parents of Disabled Children Have Burden of Proof
20-Year-Old Document Provides New Hints About Alito’s Beliefs
Investigation Finds FDA Rejected Plan B Before Study’s Completion
Rice Makes Push to End Two-Month Middle East Stalemate About Gaza
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Dare Me? Putting the Psycho In Psychology
Imminent Collapse When the Stage Becomes Your World


Women’s Volleyball Beaten 3-1 By Colby in NCAA Tournament
MIT Sport Taekwondo Easily Tops Cornell in Weekend Tournament
Football’s Kilpatrick, Mancuso Quietly Set Records
With Owens Suspended, Others Should Give Thanks
Women’s Ice Hockey Team Suffers 10-0, 12-0 Defeats
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