Rent rates for on-campus graduate student housing will likely rise 5.5 percent next year, said Dean for Student Life Larry G. Benedict. The rent hike is mostly due to an increase in utilities costs, a rise in networking costs, and debt restructuring.
Bowing to intense pressure from his faculty, Harvard President Lawrence H. Summers ’75 on Thursday released a transcript of his controversial, closed-door remarks about the shortage of women in the sciences and engineering. The transcript revealed several provocative statements by Summers about the “intrinsic aptitude” of women, the career pressures they face, and discrimination within universities.
The long-anticipated undergraduate degree program in biological engineering was unanimously approved by the faculty at a meeting held Wednesday.
The major will be available to members of the class of 2008, via a random lottery at the end of next fall.
A motion for an undergraduate degree in mechanical and ocean engineering was also approved, with a vote on the degree program scheduled for March.
The $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize was awarded this week to David A. Berry G for developing new treatments for stroke and cancer patients, according to an MIT press release.
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