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Hackers Have Blast With Caltech Cannon

One year after pranksters from the California Institute of Technology infiltrated the MIT campus during Campus Preview Weekend, the Fleming House cannon, a familiar Caltech landmark, appeared in front of the Green Building early Wednesday morning to usher in the arrival of this year’s CPW.


Police Say Ex-Sophomore Had Child Pornography

A former MIT student was charged yesterday with possession of child pornography on his Next House dormitory-room computer, Massachusetts authorities said.


Prefrosh Arrive For Preview Weekend

Campus Preview Weekend for the Class of 2010 kicked off yesterday, with campus tours, parent and student welcomes, and, of course, class lectures for high school students who were probably missing class to be here. Ben Jones, communications manager for the office of admissions, said 875 of the 1,474 students admitted, or 59 percent, registered for CPW, comparable to last year’s percentage. 740 parents registered, up from 689 accompanying 864 students last year.


Weese Elected GSC President

Eric G. Weese and Shan Wu were elected Graduate Student Council President and Vice President respectively on Wednesday, but no candidates were nominated to run for Secretary and Treasurer, so the positions remain unfilled. An emergency meeting will be held April 19 to elect officers to the vacant positions. The new officers will take their positions on May 3.


Institute Screw Contest Begins

The annual Institute screw contest, sponsored by the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega, began Wednesday in the Student Center. Commonly referred to as the “Big Screw,” the award is given to the faculty or staff member who students feel has screwed them over most.


Big Screw Nominees

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Investigator Accuses Accountability Office of Coverup

A senior Congressional investigator has accused his agency of covering up a scientific fraud among builders of a $26 billion system meant to shield the nation from nuclear attack. The disputed weapon is the centerpiece of the Bush administration’s antimissile plan, which is expected to cost more than $250 billion over the next two decades.


Sidebar

From 2000 to 2002, Subrata Ghoshroy served as technical advisor to two Government Accountability Office reports into allegations of fraud in the military’s missile defense system — allegations levied by a former engineer at the military contractor TRW, Nira Schwartz, and by an MIT professor, Theodore A. Postol ’67.


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WORLD AND NATION

Sen. Republicans Negotiate Compromise On Immigration
Libby Testifies Bush Authorized Declassification of Iraq Report
McCormack: U.S. Not Candidate For U.N. Human Rights Council
Gonzales Asserts That Bush May Have Legal Authority for Wiretaps
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OPINION

Pottery Barn Foreign Policy
A Chaste Choice

ARTS

Film Review ** : As Spring Arrives, So Does ‘Ice Age: The Meltdown’Hilarious Animated Comedy Boasts Famous Voices, Family-Friendly Story
film review : ‘Find Me Guilty’ of Being Horrendous: Vin Diesel’s Awful Attempt to be Both Funny and Serious
film review *** : ‘Lucky Number Slevin’ Stacks the Odds: All-Star Cast Makes Dark Comedy an Entertaining Hit
video game review: The Princess Inquiries: Princess Peach Shows Her Emotional Side in Fun Platformer
On the Screen

SPORTS

Men’s Vball Wins Pair of NECVA Tourney Matches, Makes Semis
Outdoor Track & Field Season Kicks Off With Two Meets in Florida
Women’s Gymnastics Fifth at NCGA, Best Finish Ever at National Tourney
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