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Controversy Over Image Leads To Removal of OCW Class Site

In response to complaints of cultural insensitivity from members of the MIT community, the Institute has removed an entire OpenCourseWare class linked from a featured spotlight article on MIT’s main Web page. The controversy explores the question of whether Institutions should censor potentially offensive material that can be easily circulated out of context.

Chinese Student and Scholar Association’s Letter to the Editor

Statement from Professors Dower and Miyagawa

MIT Statement by Chancellor Clay

Still Hanging Around: Profs Put Off Retiring Aging Faculty Presents New Challenge for MIT

Mildred S. Dresselhaus’ office is overflowing with stacks of research articles and reports, and with an impending flight to Sweden, she has little time to talk.

UA Senate To Vote On Changes To Election Rules

Discussion at Monday’s meeting of the Undergraduate Association Senate was centered on two topics: a plan for counting dormitory residents who are also affiliated with fraternities, sororities, and independent living groups, and restructuring of the UA.

Hot Dogs, Burgers May Be Coming to Lobdell This Fall

Come next fall, the two vacant booths at the Lobdell food court may offer fast food such as hot dogs or burgers, said Director of Campus Dining Richard D. Berlin. Other options would include Asian food or, less likely, the return of the salad bar.

In Short


Have you received a DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) violation notification for sharing copyrighted materials online, or are you worried that you might? This week’s column explains what happens when you get one of these notices.

Police Log

The following incidents were reported to the Cambridge or MIT Police between April 8 and 23. This summary does not include incidents such as suspicious activity, false alarms, general service calls, or medical shuttles.

Hoping to Attend Elite Colleges, Students Pay Up for Extra Edge

Consider this situation. An ambitious and talented person, having worked extremely hard for a decade or more, sees a competitor suddenly performing at an inexplicably higher level. That first person comes to believe the second must be obtaining secret, unacknowledged help. So, rather than risk being left behind, he pays for the same stealthy assistance.


Senate Republicans Propose Drilling of Arctic, Gas Rebate
Egypt’s Riot Police Arrest, Beat Protesters Supporting Judges
Iran Vows to Defy Any UN Calls To Stop Enrichment of Uranium
Publisher Recalls Book by Harvard Sophomore Accused of Plagiarizing
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Letters to the Editor


theater review: MIT Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘Patience’ Truly a Virtue Group Brings an Acquired Taste to a Modern Audience
Film Review *** : Everyone’s Gotta Have ‘American Dreamz’: Supporting Characters, Ridiculous Humor Steal the Show in Theaters
Film Review * : Do Not Watch ‘The Sentinel’ Not Even Kiefer Sutherland Can Save This Action Thriller
FILM Review ** : ‘Bettie Page’ Too Good to be Notorious: Documentary Drama Revisits Life of 1950s Supermodel
Film Review ***: Inside Clive Owen, A Breakout Performance: Robbery Thriller Captivates from Start to Finish
Film Review *** : Putting the Kool Back in Cigarettes: ‘Smoking’ Might Just Make You Laugh Your Lungs Out


Rugby Wins 3 Matches To Sweep D3 Bracket Of Falmouth Tourney
Host Germany Should Reach Round Two at World Cup 2006
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