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Proposed Revisions to GIRs Are Unveiled

At a town meeting Wednesday, the MIT community heard a status report from the faculty task force on MIT’s educational mission.

A Selected History of the GIRs

The newly proposed modifications to the General Institute Requirements stress flexibility and innovative project-oriented experiences.

Waitlisted Students Get in For First Time Since 2002

For the first time in four years, MIT has admitted students to the incoming freshman class off of the waitlist. Thirty of the 320 students remaining on the waitlist were admitted this week, and the rest of the applications will be held for another week. Sixty-nine of the students originally placed on the waitlist had already withdrawn, according to an e-mail from Dean of Admissions Marilee Jones.

Secretary Bodman Gives Views on Nuclear Energy

By the time secret service agents led U.S. Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman ScD ’65 into the Stata Center’s Kirsch Auditorium on Tuesday, a packed house sat waiting to hear him speak about America’s energy future. The talk was sponsored in part by the Energy Research Council and followed the release of the council’s initial report last week.

Research VP Gast To Be Lehigh President

Alice P. Gast, vice president for research and associate provost, will leave MIT and become the president of Lehigh University in Pennsylvania on Aug. 1, according to a news office press release.

MIT’s First Study Abroad Head Plans to Increase Participation

As many MIT sophomores prepare to study next year in Cambridge, England, they might be interacting with Malgorzata Radziszewska-Hedderick, MIT’s first assistant dean for the study abroad program.

Police Log

The following incidents were reported to the Cambridge or MIT Police between April 26 and May 4. This summary does not include incidents such as suspicious activity, false alarms, general service calls, or medical shuttles.


Senate Agrees to Extension Of Tax Cuts, Mostly For Rich
Bush Defends NSA After Report That it Collected Phone Records
France Gets Closer to Creating Copyright Law on Digital Music
Joint Edict Will Require Muslim Donations to Palestinian Authority
Plans to Patent AIDS Drug Provoke Legal Fight in India Over Higher Cost
Briefs (left)
Briefs (right)


Free the UA From Financial Dependence
A Skeptical View Of the Macrocommunity
Letters to the Editor


theater review: MTG’s ‘Chicago’ Seductive and Sensational: Talented Cast Brings Tale of Murder and Intrigue to Life
Concert Review: Spring Weekend Caters to ‘Alternative’ Tastes: Strong Performances Marred by Rude Concertgoers
CD Review: Starr Shines with Soulful Voice: Emotive Fifth Album Highlights a Style All Her Own
theater review: Felix for President!: ‘Felutopia’ is Food for Thought, Brings Farming to the People
Film Review M: Bar Mitzvah Movie Can’t ‘Keep Up’: Awful Acting, Awful Plot, Awful Jokes Make for a Truly Horrible Film
On the Screen


NBA Playoffs Fun This Year Thanks to Spurs, Pistons

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