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Ashdown To Be Replaced

When a new graduate dormitory opens in the fall of 2008, it will house the relocated residents of the oldest graduate dormitory on campus, Ashdown House.

Fraternity Cited for Alcohol, Code Violations

Boston Police broke up an evening party last Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Delta Upsilon fraternity in Boston. David N. Rogers, assistant dean and director of fraternities, sororities, and independent living groups said that the house was shut down temporarily because the inspection certificate was not up-to-date.

Main Web Site Experiences Outages Throughout Week

MIT’s primary Web site,

Traditional Design, Seal Featured on 2008 Brass Rat

By the time the doors to Kresge Auditorium opened at 7:30 p.m. last Friday, the line of students awaiting the unveiling of the Class of 2008 brass rat stretched almost to Massachusetts Avenue. This year’s ring is “simple and elegant,” and students generally liked the design, though a few said that it lacked symbols special to the Class of 2008, said Ring Committee Chairman Joshua A. Geltman ’08.

MIT Responds to State of Union Address

In his State of the Union address January 31, President Bush announced two plans: the American Competitive Initiative and the Advanced Energy Initiative. Last Monday, the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2007 was unveiled, detailing the specifics of the two initiatives.

Stabbing in Kendall Square Saturday

A male was assaulted and stabbed by a group of unknown males on Main Street near the Kendall “T” station around 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, according to an MIT Campus Police Crime Alert Bulletin. The group, which consisted of 15- to 17-year-old Hispanic, white, and black males, harassed the victim before assaulting and punching him. The victim was then “poked” in the back by one of the attackers. The Cambridge Police Department is investigating the incident. Both the victim and the attackers were not affiliated with MIT, according to the bulletin.

In Short


FEMA Continues Phase-Out Of Katrina Victims’ Housing
Prosecutors in Saddam’s Trial Press His Links to Executions
Army Engineers Create Model To Better Understand Katrina
Iran Postpones Talks With Russia On Resuming Uranium Enrichment
Some Drugs Covered By New Medicare Plan Are Not Available, Doctors Say
Briefs (left)
Briefs (right)


Don’t Defuse Explosive Humor
The Science of the Mind, and Its Baggage
When Violence Begets Violence and Tolerance Is Forgotten
Letters to the Editor


Imminent CollapseThe Inherent Coolness of Snow
Ode to Single Gals
The Shopaholic Beaver(Get) Off My Back (Part 3 of 3)
The Shopaholic BeaverRatings Table


LaBounty Scores 3 in Men’s Hockey Win
Chargers Beat MIT Men’s Volleyball
Four First Period Goals Propel Trinity to 5-2 Win Against Women’s Hockey
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