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GSC Passes Resolutions On New Residence

As the March 31 deadline approaches for final decisions on the architectural layout of a new graduate dorm, hopes are fading for a compromise plan that will satisfy both student concerns and the constraints laid out by the MIT administration.

Westgate WaterBeing TestedWater Was Shut Off After Odor Noticed

Residents of Westgate might be spending some time at the Holiday Inn this spring break

Students Rush to Complete Work Before Spring Break

The weather begins to change, growing warmer, one hopes.

GSC Resolutions

Resolution 52gsc.11.2: “Termination of the Currently Planned Residence Hall Project”;

Seth Alexander to Succeed Bufferd

Seth Alexander has been chosen by the Board of the MIT Investment Company as the next IMC president, according a MIT News Office press release.

Police Log

The following incidents were reported to the Cambridge or MIT Police between March 3 and March 20. This summary does not include incidents such as suspicious activity, false alarms, general service calls, or medical shuttles.


Flaws, Abuses in Red Cross Katrina Effort Investigated
Chilean Minibus Crash in Andes Leaves Twelve Americans Dead
State Dept. is Criticized After Purchasing From Chinese Firm
Bayer Announces 20 Billion Dollar Offer For Rival Company Schering
Judge in Islam-Christianity Case Vows To Resist Any International Pressure
Briefs (left)
Briefs (right)


Letters to the Editor
From the Editor


classical review: Happy Birthday, Composers! MITSO Honors Classical and Contemporary Musical Milestones
Theater Review: Ensemble’s ‘Lear’ is Every Inch a King: King Lear and Other Great Lead Actors Shine Despite Awkward Setting
theater review: And Your Father Smelt of Elderberries!: Monty Python’s ‘Grail’ Takes on Outrageous Musical Form in ‘SPAMALOT’
concert review: James Blunt Gives ‘Beautiful’ Concert: Orpheum Perfect Venue for Talented Artist and Lively Performance
dance review: Boston Ballet Hits ‘Grand Slam’ Into the Stands Four Short Pieces Were Thrilling and Evocative, ‘Plan to B’ Especially Explosive
Restaurant Review: Brunch at The Middle East Unique But Inconsistent: Classic American Fare Mixed with Middle Eastern Flavors Worth a Try — But Only One
Restaurant Review: Dim Sum a Quiet and Delicious Affair: Modern Restaurant Island Hopper Has a Well-Kept Secret in Its Unique Dim Sum Menu
Film Review ** : ‘She’s the Man’ Is Not Da Bomb: Nothing Great in This Recycled Teenybopper Flick
film review **: V for Vacuous: Wachowski Brothers Botch Movie Adaptation of Classic Graphic Novel
film review *1/2: ‘Don’t Come Knocking’ on This Movie: Good Acting Can’t Save a Slow and Aimless Plot
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