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Missile Dispute Enters 7th Year As Air Force Takes Over Inquiry

Last Friday, MIT turned to a new chapter in the seven-year-old dispute over whether Lincoln Laboratory researchers fraudulently issued a passing grade to a 1997 prototype from the military’s missile defense system.

Graduate Programs Receive More Applications

MIT’s graduate programs have seen a significant overall increase of the number of applicants for fall 2006. Applications totaled around 14,850, about 15 percent higher than the corresponding total last year, said Elizabeth S. Johnson, associate director of admissions. Johnson said it was unclear what might have caused the increase. In the past two years, the numbers had taken a dip of approximately the same magnitude, so numbers this year indicate a possible recovery.

Graduate Applications and Acceptance Numbers


Pushpinder Singh

Family and friends of Pushpinder Singh ’98 gathered in MIT chapel yesterday for his memorial service, filling all the seats and crowding against the back and side walls. The service was informal and did not follow a schedule, as Singh would have liked, according to Media Lab director Frank Moss PhD ’77. Friends, mentors, and students came up to the microphone to share memories of the MIT post-doctoral associate, who will be remembered as brilliant and enthusiastic about learning, yet humble and kind. The mood swung as speakers shared funny anecdotes, and sometimes lost their composure as they described the loss of an individual who had been part of the MIT community for over a decade.

Pearson’s SAT Scoring Errors Affect 4,000 Students

The scoring errors disclosed this week on thousands of the College Board’s SAT tests were made by a company that is one of the largest players in the exploding standardized testing business, handling millions of tests each year.

In Short

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Dubai Company Drops Ports Deal Amid American Uproar
Abductees’ Company Suspected Of Assisting Insurgency in Iraq
Permanent Israeli-Palestinian Border Among Olmert’s Goals
Cassini Scientists Discover Liquid Water on Saturn Moon Enceladus
Briefs (left)
Briefs (right)




concert review: Chorallaries Manage to Offend Everyone: Bad Taste Heavy on Vulgarity, Light on Singing, But Still Quite the Experience
classical review: Professor Peter Child Premieres New Works: Quartet and Orchestra Delight Crowds in Newton and Kresge
concert review: Animal Collective Wins Some, Loses Others: Indie Band Brings Avalon Ballroom Audience From Doubt to Satisfaction
Film review ***: Even Vampires Think Abortion is Wrong: Russian Sci-fi Movie ‘Night Watch’ Muddies the Waters of Good vs. Evil
film review : What’s That Smell? Oh, It’s ‘Aquamarine’: Teeny-Bopper Movie a Bland Story We’ve All Heard Before
On the Screen
theatre review: Romeo and Juliet: The Greatest Hate Story Ever Told: A Few Excellent Actors Can’t Save Otherwise Turbulent, Unimpressive Production
restaurant review: LaGroceria Offers A Piece of the North End In Cambridge: Dessert Delights at Italian Restaurant Close To Campus
restaurant review: Zoe’s Kitchen Offers Bright Brunch Atmosphere: Flavor Doesn’t Entirely Live Up to Presentation, But Diner Still Worth a Try
Victims of Bad Taste


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