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Community, Energy Priorities for Hockfield Addressing UA Senate, President Focuses on Community Within, Beyond Undergrad Living Groups

President Susan Hockfield addressed the Undergraduate Association Senate last night to highlight MIT’s efforts regarding community and energy, two themes of her May 2005 inaugural address that have since become pillars of her administration.

UA Elections Results


Striking a Balance In TEAL: Whether To Learn Or Inspire

Three years since the first student outcry was raised against the large-scale implementation of 8.02T, Technology Enabled Active Learning (TEAL) has endured as the predominant format for teaching the required 8.01 (Physics I) and 8.02 (Physics II) classes.

Cause of Building 13 Gas Leak is Unclear

The Cambridge Fire Department responded to the scene of a silane gas leak in Building 13 Friday afternoon. The building was evacuated for several hours as a result of the leak.

In Short

Fewer Apply For Summer Housing This Year

The number of applicants for summer housing this year dropped by over 25 percent to 716, down from over a thousand last year.

Pulled OCW Web Site is Back Online

The OpenCourseWare Web site for the “Visualizing Cultures” course (21F.027J) went back online last night after it was removed two weeks ago following complaints that it displayed culturally insensitive images without proper historical context. The version of the site posted last night is dotted with disclaimers to remind viewers that “some images may be offensive and difficult to view” and that depiction of the images “does not endorse their content.” A link to the disclaimer appears on each page containing images.

Lilly Loses Patent Lawsuit to Ariad, MIT, Harvard Drug Company to Pay $65M for Infringing Patent Covering Protein Discovered in Part by MIT Researchers

A federal jury in a closely watched lawsuit ruled May 4 that Eli Lilly & Company had infringed a patent covering drugs that work through one of the body’s basic biological pathways, in a verdict that could send ripples through the pharmaceutical industry.


Warner Brothers Plans to Sell Films On Internet Using BitTorrent Software
White House Moves to Quell Concerns About CIA Nominee
Iran’s President Writes to Bush About Nuclear Program Crisis
Rep. Ney’s Former Aide Admits To Cooperation With Abramoff
After Shootout, Palestinians Seek To Calm Infighting, Lessen Tension
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Experiencing ‘United 93’
Letters to the Editor


Ask Nutty B!


Baseball Splits a Pair With Williams
Famous Ballroom Dancers Perform at MIT

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