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Over 2,000 Degrees to Be Awarded Today President Hockfield and Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke to Address Graduates

Over 10,000 guests will look on today as about 2,000 students receive their diplomas in Killian Court. Roughly half of these students (1,025) will be receiving Bachelor of Science degrees, 1,036 will be receiving Masters’ degrees, 9 will earn their Engineers’ degrees, and 270 will receive their doctorates. The total number of people receiving degrees is 2,089.

Dean’s Assailant Won’t Graduate

Criminal charges have been filed against an MIT senior following the assault of Robert M. Randolph, senior associate dean for student life, on May 24. Albert W. Leung ’06 was arrested last month on charges including assault by means of a dangerous weapon according to John DiFava, director of security and campus police services.

Reading Room Renovations Begin

Renovations to the reading room on the fifth floor of the Student Center began on Monday with the removal of trace amounts of asbestos in the ceiling. Actual construction of the new

News Briefs

The MIT Campus Police Association filed charges of unfair labor practice over wages against MIT this week. According to Joseph S. West, vice-president of the MIT CPA, MIT has refused to go back to the bargaining table and reopen wage negotiations. Director of Human Resources Jonathan E. Barnes, representative for MIT, could not immediately be reached for comment.

Investigation Clears Officials of Delaying Missile Fraud Study

An internal MIT review has found university officials largely blameless for a three- to four-year delay in examining allegations of research fraud at Lincoln Laboratory.

In Short

Doonesbury Online Poll Hacked in Favor of MIT

Alex Doonesbury, the daughter of the main character in Garry Trudeau’s popular Doonesbury comic strip, will be coming to MIT next year after the Institute won an online poll that allowed the comic’s readers to choose among MIT, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Cornell.

Police Log

The following incidents were reported to the Cambridge or MIT Police between May 19 and May 24, 2006. This summary does not include incidents such as suspicious activity, false alarms, or medical shuttles.

‘PicoCricket Kit’ Provides a High-Tech Spin on Crafts

At first blush, the PicoCricket Kit resembles a plastic box of arts and crafts supplies, crammed with colored felt, pipe cleaners, cotton and Styrofoam balls.


CIA’s Covert Efforts Failing In Somalia, Officials Charge
Terror Arrests Reveal Reach of Canadian Surveillance Powers
Democrats Criticize Handling Of Computer Data Theft Case
U.S. Ambassador Calls Upon U.N. To Repudiate Critical Comments
Senate Rejects Proposed Amendment That Would Ban Same-Sex Marriage
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Leading by Example
MIT Faculty Statement on the Visualizing Cultures Web Site
Infinitely Different: A Look Back at Eight Years at MIT


classical review: Bidding Farewell to Dante Anzolini: MITSO’s Heartfelt Version of Mahler’s Seventh Symphony Marks a True Maestro’s Departure
book review: ‘Before the Mortgage’ a Must Read for Graduates: Hilarious Collection Makes Me Happy I’m Not a Liberal Arts Major
book review: ‘The Glass Castle’ Sparkles in a Sea of Memories: Walls Describes Crazy Childhood with Poignant Details
On the Screen


Imminent CollapsePart of the Nerd Herd
Giving As Good As You Got
Gadget ReviewNeatReceipts Professional Scanner and Software


MIT Athletics Unveils New Logos Featuring Beavers

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