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CORRECTION TO THIS ARTICLE: Professor Steven R. Lerman ’72 was incorrectly identified as a housemaster of Sidney-Pacific graduate dorm. Lerman is actually the housemaster of The Warehouse graduate residence (bldg. NW30).

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A chiller at Facilities’ Central Utilities Plant failed on Wednesday, resulting in a reduction of available air conditioning capacity on campus during peak demand. Facilities hopes to have the unit repaired soon. Separately, building N42 has been without air conditioning all week, seeing temperatures in excess of 100 F.

A community forum on spam e-mail will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 9, at noon in W20-491. IS&T will discuss the effectiveness of MIT’s automated spam screening, as well as the management of the e-mail system and the spam screening tools in particular. This forum comes after a recent increase in spam and widespread complaints about it.

Professor Steven R. Lerman will serve as Chair of the Faculty through June 2007. Lerman replaces Professor Lorna J. Gibson, who became associate provost effective Aug. 1. Lerman, who is a housemaster at Sidney-Pacific and was Chair of the Faculty from 1999–2001, was appointed by the Faculty Committee on Nominations. Professor Bishwapriya Sanyal will succeed Lerman in a two-year term beginning July 2007.

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