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Students Embark On Institute ‘Road Trip’ Hockfield Welcomes Freshmen on Killian

As summer winds down, new students from all over the country and the world are beginning to arrive on campus for an event-filled orientation.

REX Introduces Frosh to Dorms Events End When the Housing Adjustment Lottery Closes Tomorrow

With exams, problem sets, and essays aplenty in the coming fall, where they live at MIT is an important decision that incoming freshmen have to make. Residential Exploration (REX) is giving freshmen the opportunity to explore the 11 undergraduate dormitories.

Mentor Program Gives International Student Orientation a Personal Touch

Staff reporter Valery K. Brobbey is an international student from Ghana and was a mentor in this year’s International Freshman Mentor Program.

Dean for Student Life Gives Advice, Support to Students

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Larry G. Benedict

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Where to Buy Food: Grocery Store Guide

When you first arrive at MIT, the dining options on campus and numerous restaurants located in Cambridge and Boston can make it easy to avoid the kitchens of your dorm or living group.

MIT Makes Magazine’s Top 100 List of Gay-Friendly Campuses

In an age when colleges live and die by their rankings, a new focus for campus assessment is emerging: gay-friendliness.

News Briefs

The Housing Lottery placed everyone in the Class of 2010 in their top three dormitory choices. 70 percent received their first choice, 23 percent received their second, and 7 percent received their third. These numbers are comparable to last year’s, with 70 percent, 26 percent, and 4 percent of the Class of 2009 receiving their first, second, and third choice dormitories, respectively.

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Baghdad Newspaper Building Assaulted by Suicide Bomber
Online Vendors Shift to Target Back-To-School College Students
Digital Tools Employed to Test Response to Simulated Disaster
Fox News Journalists Freed After Declaring Conversion on Videotape
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Briefs (right)




CD REVIEW: ‘1175 Boylston’ Impressive Debut for Berklee Student: Levinson’s Lyrics Capture Complexities of Life
Movie Review *** : ‘The Illusionist’ Dazzles: A Spellbinding Tale of Love and Magic


Making it Work Fashion@MIT
Imminent Collapse Welcome to Hell
Ask SIPB August 28, 2006
Road Trip 2006: Day 1


Men’s Cross Country Hoping for Ninth NEWMAC Title

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