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Zachary Morris Dies After Accidental Fall; Freshman Drank Alcohol Prior to Accident

Zachary W. Morris ’09, a resident of Baker House, died yesterday morning after suffering from what appears to be an accident at the East India Wharf in Boston, said Robert M. Randolph, senior associate dean for students. Morris was 19.

Hastings is Next Undergrad Education Dean

Daniel E. Hastings ’78, professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Director of the Engineering Systems Division, was named the next dean for undergraduate education late Thursday afternoon.

CLC Rejects ’08 Casino Night Plan

Plans for a Class of 2008 casino night organized by its Class Council for Friday, Dec. 9 have been derailed after the event failed to gain approval from the Cambridge License Commission. The License Commission must clear all gambling events as exceptions to the usual regulations.

Founders Donate $100M to Harvard for Broad Institute

A year and a half ago, the Broad Institute was launched through a $100 million gift to MIT from philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad. Last Wednesday, the Broads pledged another $100 million, this time to Harvard, MIT’s university partner in the genome research center.

In Short

Proposal Might Hurt Research by Foreign Students in the U.S.

American universities are warning that rules proposed by the Defense Department and expected soon from the Commerce Department could hurt research by limiting the ability of foreign-born students and technicians to work with sensitive technology in laboratories.

Harvard Law School Makes New Program For Health Policies

In a sign of the increasing impact of biotechnology on society, Harvard Law School launched a new center on Tuesday that will grapple with the legal aspects of biotechnology and health policy.

NYU: Graduate Students Must Stop Strikes or Lose Stipends

New York University issued an ultimatum yesterday to its striking graduate student teaching and research assistants: They must return to classes and other assignments next week or lose their financial stipends and their eligibility to teach next semester. Those who return next week will not be penalized.

Police Log

The following incidents were reported to the Cambridge and/or MIT Police between Nov. 16 and Nov. 30. This summary does not include incidents such as suspicious activity, false alarms, general service calls, or medical shuttles.


Pentagon Will Be Questioned On News Propaganda in Iraq
Democrats Step Up Opposition To Alito As Hearings Approach
Karl Rove Changed Testimony In Leak Last Year, Sources Say
Long-Secret Gulf of Tonkin Data Released and Posted on Internet
Tallies of Bird Flu Deaths in Vietnam, China May Be Too Low, Experts Say
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restaurant review: b.good, eat less: Healthy Fast Food in Harvard Square
restaurant review: Sunny’s Diner Will Brighten Your Day: Hole in the Wall Delights with Classic Diner Fare Close to Campus
cd review: Morbid Death Cab Still Lovable: Indie Band’s Latest Deals With Love and Loss in ‘Plans’
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film review ***: Walking Back Along a Lovely Line: Joaquin Phoenix Sings a Convincing Johnny Cash


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