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MIT Announces $750M Campus Expansion

In the next few years, buildings on the MIT campus are going to get some company. President Hockfield announced expansion plans totaling one million square feet in a message to the MIT community on Wednesdsay night.

EC Votes Not to Remove President

An East Campus House Committee vote was held Wednesday evening to determine if Estevan “Milo” Martinez ’08 would be removed from office as EC dormitory president. A majority of EC hall chairs, 7-3, voted not to remove Martinez from office, according to the HouseComm meeting minutes.

Simmons Funds Can Still Be Used to Hire Strippers

A proposal to repeal Simmons Hall house funding that was allocated for adult entertainment was rejected this past Sunday in a 32-40 vote. The proposal was opposed to the “Recreation Proposal” that won approval at a house meeting last spring. The Recreation Proposal asked for funds that would be used “to hire professional entertainers for residents of Simmons Hall as well as provide refreshments and sustenance to attendees.”

Associate Provost Position Created for Diversity Issues

MIT administrators announced the creation of the position of Associate Provost for Faculty Equity, a new leadership position within the Office of the Provost, on Sept. 1. According to a joint letter sent to the faculty from President Susan Hockfield and Provost L. Rafael Reif, “this new office will provide a focus for faculty diversity and equity issues across the Institute.”

Tang Urges More Participation

Martin Y. Tang SM ’72, who became the first international president of the MIT Alumni Association on July 1, 2006, speaks to

Martin Y. Tang SM ’72


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New Mailing List for Undergraduates Planned

Undergraduate Association President Andrew T. Lukmann ’07 is planning to create a new mailing list for all undergraduates to “keep them in the know about campus issues.” The first e-mail will inform undergraduate students about the issue of whether MIT should divest from Sudan or not. This comes as the Advisory Committee for Shareholder Responsibility was reactivated last week to consider whether MIT should divest from Sudan. (See the statement from the ACSR below for more information.)

Statement From Advisory Committee On Shareholder Responsibility

The Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility met on Sept. 7, 2006 and began its deliberations regarding MIT’s investments in multi-national companies that may be doing business in the Sudan. The committee’s charge is to make a recommendation to the MIT Executive Committee about whether any action should be taken with regard to these investments, and if so, what that action should be. The committee welcomes thoughtful input from the members of the community as it continues discussions in the next several weeks. Given the constraints of time and logistics, written communications would be preferred and can be sent to

Police Log

The following incidents were reported to the MIT or Cambridge Police between Aug. 30 and Sept. 6, 2006. This summary does not include incidents such as suspicious activity, false alarms, or medical shuttles.

In Short


Four GOP Senators Support Detainee Plan Bush Opposes
In Genocide Trial, Chief Judge Says Saddam is ‘Not A Dictator’
Judaism Re-Emerges as Three Rabbis Ordained in Germany
Ancient Writing on Mexican Slab Could Be Oldest in Western Hem.
California Aims For Clean Energy by Imposing Demands on its Suppliers
Briefs (left)
Briefs (right)




Theater Review: If CAST Be the Food of Joy, Play On!: Cambridge University Undergrads Present Fine Entertainment with “Twelfth Night”
Exhibit review: Undergrad Talent Shines in Architecture Exhibition: Second Floor of Student Center Transformed into Impressive Gallery
Musical Review: You’ll Go Nuts for “Crazy For You”: Webster and Ciborowski Steal the Show in Current MTG Production
Norm MacDonald Discusses All Things Comedy: Former “Weekend Update” Anchor Releases CD of Comedic Sketches


MIT Wins Muhlenberg Tourney, Buchanan’s Defense Yields MVP
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