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Dollar Bill Mural Faces Uncertain Future

Scheduled for demolition over winter break, MIT’s dollar bill mural has been spared, at least for now.


MIT Alum Makes ‘Geek’ TV Debut

Dressed in a flamboyant Hawaiian shirt and tacky bow tie, Ankur Mehta ’04 may not be every girl’s dream right now, but the TV show “Beauty and the Geek 2” will test his potential for finding his inner hunk.


Tech Square Up for Sale As MIT Finishes Revamp

MIT is putting on the market Technology Square, its eight-building, 1.1-million-square-foot life sciences complex on the edge of campus near Kendall Square.


The Odds Get Worse in ’06 As Even More Apply to MIT

Life is getting harder for MIT students, even before they arrive on campus — regular applications rose seven percent this year, following on the heels of a 16 percent jump in early applicants this fall.


Exhuming Defunct Course 20, Faculty Seeks Its Rebirth As BE

Who knew biological engineering could raise the dead?


Tulane Students Strive to Save Engineering Majors

In the early 1900s, the Sewerage and Water Board here hired a young student from Tulane University’s School of Engineering to help deal with flooding and drainage, the city’s most vexing problems.


WORLD AND NATION

Supreme Court Upholds Law Permitting Assisted Suicide
GOP Leaders Propose Overhaul Of Rules on Lobbying Activities
SEC to Require More Disclosure Of Sr. Executive Pay Packages
Mass. Speaker Hits Mitt Romney On Slow Economic Recovery, Jobs
New Orleans Agrees to Notifications Before Demolishing Ruined Buildings
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Weather

ARTS

Art Review: Behind the Scenes: Museum Style: Museum of Fine Arts Puts Mosaic Reconstruction Effort on Display
Restaurant review: Figs Offers Great Italian With an American Flair: Despite Dodgy Service, Restaurant Reflects The Talent of Founder Todd English
film review ****: ‘Brokeback’ Hits the Bull’s Eye: Ledger and Gyllenhaal Powerfully Portray Star-crossed Lovers
film review *** : A Grand Old Time: ‘The Producers’ is Reminiscent of Brooks’ Golden Past
film review **: Monkey Business: Jackson’s ‘Rings’ Follow-up Is Disturbing and Fails to Captivate
film review ***: Party Like It’s 1759: Casanova a Pretty Movie With a Few Good Laughs
On the Screen

CAMPUS LIFE

Imminent CollapseTen Tech Traditions
The Shopaholic Beaver(Get) Off My Back (Part 1 of a series of 3)
Laptop Backpacks Ratings Table

SPORTS

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Men’s Basketball Makes Strong Showing, Defeats Babson 72-50
Superbowl Prediction: Broncos vs. Seahawks

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