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TEP Alumnus Found Dead

Kevin McCormick ’99 died this past Sunday in his apartment while on ecstasy, according to an e-mail from Nicholas M. Hanssens G to his current and McCormick’s former fraternity, Tau Epsilon Phi.

Added Costs Aim to Build Community Dining

If you are wondering where all your friends are around dinnertime, you may be missing out on a broad initiative to build stronger residential communities through mandatory dormitory dining plans.

Engineering Might Join Science in GIR Classes

After nearly two years of work, the task force reviewing the General Institute Requirements is narrowing down its likely recommendations. One probable major shift is an integration of engineering into what is presently a core science requirement.

Postol Delivers Heated Talk As Faculty Voice Concerns

Professor Theodore A. Postol ’67 presented a far darker analysis of ethics at MIT during a lecture this Tuesday than President Susan Hockfield had just eight days earlier at the Miller Lecture on the responsibilities of the university.

Antimony L. Gerhardt

Antimony L. Gerhardt, an MIT graduate student in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department, died in her Cambridge apartment yesterday apparently of natural causes, although autopsy results are pending. Gerhardt was a “wonderful young lady, extremely sweet,” said Samuel C. Crooks, associate director of finance and sponsor relations for Microsystems Technology Laboratories, where Gerhardt did her research.

Stellar Web System Improves, Still Faces Accessibility Issues

After its introduction into the MIT community four years ago, the online class management system Stellar is carefully working its way to becoming a veteran upperclassman. While still facing problems about the accessibility of posted information, the system has matured considerably.

Fundraising Leader To Retire Next Year

Barbara G. Stowe, vice president for resource development, will retire at the end of the academic year. Her retirement, announced on Tuesday, Nov. 15, will end of a 25-year MIT career and 11-year vice-presidency.

Police Log

The following incidents were reported to the Cambridge and/or MIT Police between Nov. 5 and Nov. 15. This summary does not include incidents such as suspicious activity, false alarms, general service calls, medical shuttles, or isolated incidents of theft.


House Republicans Lose Battle On Health, Education Measure
Americans Turning Introverted On U.S. Role in World Politics
Mass. May Add Aid for Neediest Students and Cut Other Programs
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theater review: No Substitute for the Real Thing: Farcical L ocadia Funny but Flawed
classical review: Honeck Offers Conducting Debut With BSO: Glorious Romantics Complement Schnittke’s ‘Concerto Grosso’
film review ***1/2: Nothing Cursed About Harry’s Fourth Year: ‘Goblet of Fire’ Casts a New Shadow Over Hogwarts
film review ***1/2: Dysfunction Gone Hilariously Wrong: ‘The Squid and the Whale’ an Entertaining Story of a Family Divided
film review ***: ‘Zathura’ an Entertaining Adventure: Fresh Film Adaptation From the Author of ‘Polar Express’ and ‘Jumanji’
film review **1/2: Outlook for ‘Weather Man’ Partly Cloudy: Deep Verbinski Film Questions Life, Happiness
film review *: 50 Cent ‘Dies Tryin’: Chronicle of Rapper’s Life Choppy and Nonsensical
On the Screen
theater review: ‘One Man Star Wars’ Highly Concentrated Fun: No, It’s Not the Musical, But Another Unique Star Wars Rendition
restaurant review: Cambridge Brewing Company a Lively Pub: Kendall Square Location Offers Good Food, Not-So-Great Service
concert review: ‘Hot Hot Heat’ Warms Up MIT CrowdFall Alternative Concert Also Features ‘The Redwalls’ and ‘We Are Scientists’
interview: Hanging Out With ‘Hot Hot Heat’


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