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Dean...s Assailant Won...t Graduate

By Benjamin P. Gleitzman
NEWS EDITOR

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.

According to the MIT Police report, Leung used pepper spray as a weapon at 70 Pacific Street in Cambridge on the evening of May 24. Leung’s name has recently been removed from the degree list, according to Assistant Registrar Daniel T. Engelhardt. It is unclear if this occurred before or after the incident and whether it is related to the charges. Both Leung and Randolph declined to comment about the incident. It was unclear what caused the attack.

Leung, a senior in electrical engineering and computer science, is currently the webmaster and historian for Tau Beta Pi, a national engineering honor society.

Twenty-one assaults were reported on campus in 2004. In each of the four previous years, 21 on-campus assaults were also reported, according to the Safety, Security, and Crime Prevention Handbook published by the MIT Police.