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Construction of New Grad Dorm Planned

MIT’s construction plans for the coming year, presented during the annual town gown meeting on Feb. 7, include the creation of a new graduate dormitory. The plans drew comment from Cantabrigians urging for more open green space on the MIT campus, which Chief Facilities Officer William J. Anderson Jr. assured would be considered during the construction process.


Hockfield Names Sr. Advisor To Replace Willmore

Senior Advisor to the President Kirk D. Kolenbrander has been appointed to Vice President for Institute affairs, and nominated to replace Kathryn A. Willmore as secretary of the MIT Corporation, President Susan Hockfield announced Tuesday.


MIT Medical Begins Response to Recommendations

Three months after the MIT TaskForce on Medical Care for the MIT Community submitted its final report, an internal working group convened by the office of the Executive Vice President with representatives from the Medical Department, Office of Finance, and the Benefits and Human Resources Department is reviewing the 42 specific recommendations listed in the report, delegating groups of issues to each of the departments and assigning timelines for their implementation.


News Briefs

Several Boston Police vehicles were spotted outside of the Delta Upsilon house late Thursday night following DU’s weekly “Drink of the Week” party. DU President Philip E. Cassel ’07 declined to comment on the incident early Friday morning. Interfraternity Council President Isaac J. Tetzloff ’07 and IFC Risk Manager Jonathan A. Birnbaum ’08, also a member of DU, also declined to comment.


In Short


Police Log

The following incidents were reported to the Cambridge and/or MIT Police between Jan. 25 and Feb. 6. This summary does not include incidents such as suspicious activity, false alarms, general service calls, or medical shuttles.


WORLD AND NATION

Weather
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Ex-FEMA Chief Reverses Prior Stand, Agrees to be Interviewed
Former Guantanamo Prisoners Say They Saw Detainee Abuse
Report Says Attacks by Insurgents In Iraq Increased Since Invasion
Briefs (left)
Briefs (right)

ARTS

MFA Brings Together 20th Century Gems: ‘Degas to Picasso’ Exhibit Features a Wide Range of Fascinating Pieces
Smorgasbord Show Review: Blue Man Group Puts on Wacky Original Shows: Audience is Encouraged to Participate, But Beware of Messy Surprises
Year in Review – Film: Serious Films Raise Political and Social Issues: Violence, Revenge, and Corruption Dominant Themes in 2005
film review *1/2: A Picture Not Worth Protecting: Harrison Ford Can’t Secure Broken ‘Firewall’
Interview: What Would Han Solo Do?: Harrison Ford Discusses Spielberg, Music, and the Role of College Critics
restaurant review: Desi Dhaba Serves Exceptional Indian Food: Traditional Dishes and Flavors Available Close to Campus
On the Screen

SPORTS

In Last Home Game, Seniors Carry Men’s Hoops to Tight Win
Women’s Basketball Falls to WPI Despite Career-High 21 for Yuan
Polevaulter Nathan Ball Sets MIT Indoor Record
With Grand Slam, Number One Ranking, Federer Dominates Professional Tennis
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