MIT Cable Reviewed With Student Surveys Group Formed to Investigate Viewing Needs|
In response to requests from members of the student body regarding recent proposed changes to the MIT Cable channel lineup, an interest group named Cable-storm was formed in late spring with the aim of improving programming on the MIT Cable service, Cable-storm member Natalija Z. Jovanovic G said.
CSAIL Director Brooks To Step Down by 2007
Rodney Brooks, the current director of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, is stepping down after a 14 year career in pursuit of further research and teaching opportunities at the CSAIL. Brooks is scheduled to step down by end of June 2007, after 10 years of serving as director and 4 years as assistant director.
MIT Museum to Relocate After Planned Renovation
With an unassuming exterior marked by dusty window displays and a lone red banner, it is no wonder that the MIT Museum is not drawing an ideal audience. This is something the museum hopes to change by a series of renovations topped off with a complete relocation to The Metropolitan Storage Warehouse, located on the corner of Vassar St. and Massachusetts Ave., within the next five years.
TechNomads Tackle Trans-Continental Trek
In a daredevil implementation of the 21st century corporate credo to “do good by doing well,” four MIT students took the low road (when there was a road) and a one liter Renault across Eastern Europe and Central Asia this summer, ready to do good by having a blast.
Total cost of trip for four people:
MIT Medical Grant Enters Second Year Violence Against Women Grant Sees Progress
The Violence Against Women Act grant program is entering its second year after an initial year of basic planning that included creating a Community Response Group, programs to train MIT undergraduates, training MIT staff and police on harassment protocols, developing a new campus policy on sexual violence, and developing a new MIT Medical protocol to treat violence victims.
Removal of Harvard Early Admissions Planned For ’07
Harvard University, breaking with a major trend in college admissions, plans to eliminate its early admissions program next year, with university officials arguing that such programs put low-income and minority applicants at a distinct disadvantage in the competition to get into selective universities.
News Briefs: LaVerde’s to Return to 24-hour Service; Macintosh Cluster Upgraded
LaVerde’s Market, which was sold to 660 Corporation in early August, plans to return to 24-hour operation on Sept. 17, according to Chris Christensen, director of operations for 660 Corporation.
Cell-shaped Building Boasts Mitochondria, Membrane in China
The blob is coming to Chengdu.
William A. Garnett
William A. Garnett, who elevated the genre of aerial photography to a form of artistic expression with his sweeping pictures of forests, sand dunes, agricultural crops and suburban grids, died at his home in Napa, Calif., on Aug. 26. He was 89.
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