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UA Voter Turnout Lower This Year

The Undergraduate Association Senate and 2010 Class Council elections for fall 2006 concluded on Friday with a slightly lower voter turnout than last year and no representatives chosen for Bexley Hall and the Living Group Council. Compared to a voter turnout of 1,160 votes last year, 1,083 votes were cast this year, with a general increase in freshman participation and a small decrease in upperclassman participation.

UA Election Results Fall 2006


Students Protest at LaVerde’s with Post-it Notes

A group of students expressed their discontent with changes at LaVerde’s Market by covering the front door and windows of the store with suggestions and complaints written on Post-it Notes this past Friday night. This student protest comes barely two months after a change in the store’s ownership. The three major student complaints were about the shortened deli hours, a reduction in product selection, and the elimination of the suggestion box, according to Greg H. Belote ’07, one of the organizers of the protest.

Dining Pilot Draws MacGregor Crowd

MacGregor House kicked off their pilot dining program last night, a 10-week trial which will survey the demand for re-opening the dining hall in the dormitory. Based on a feasibility study conducted in the spring, a new dining hall would require a multi-million dollar and six-month renovation during which MacGregor Convenience would be closed.

Ashdown Conversion Committees To Recruit

As construction continues on the new graduate dormitory, recruitment is underway to staff a steering committee and three subcommittees that will lead the efforts to convert Ashdown House into an undergraduate dormitory by fall 2008. At the same time, current residents of Ashdown are pushing to bring the name of the dormitory along with them to the new graduate residence, NW35, which will be located near Sidney-Pacific graduate residence.

New England Universities Launch Recruitment Site

The region’s academic institutions are collaborating online to court talent.

Police Log

The following incidents were reported to the MIT or Cambridge Police between Sept. 2

In Short


Shootings Raise Tensions in Already Tense Public Schools
2006 Nobel Prize For Medicine Awarded For Discovery of RNAi
Gov’t Records Confirm that CIA Head Warned Rice on Al-Qaida
UN Security Council Backs South Korean For New Secretary-General
Internet Betting Stocks Take a Dive After US Gov’t Crackdown is Passed
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