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Ig Nobels Given For Wacky, Odd Research

The highly entertaining Sixteenth 1st Annual Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded Thursday night in the Sanders Theatre at Harvard. The event, possibly the Rocky Horror Picture Show of ceremonies, recognized ten ingenious achievements, some more useful than others, in fields ranging from literature to medicine to mathematics.

$100 Laptop Price Increases

In an ironic twist, the anticipated price of the 2007 model of the “$100 laptop” will be $138. Announced last month by Nicholas Negroponte, the chairman of the One Laptop Per Child association, the projected price will drop to $100 by the end of 2008 and $50 in 2010.

BU Freshman Dies After Memorial Drive Accident

Boston University freshman Beatriz Ponce died early Wednesday morning after being hit by a car at the intersection of Amesbury St. and Memorial Drive, according to

Arthur L. Jones

Arthur L. Jones, a former deputy White House press secretary who served as director of the MIT News Office, died on Oct. 2 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital following complications from treatment he was receiving for leukemia. He was 61 and had lived in Newton.

Harvard May Revise Curriculum Religion and United States Studies May Be in Core Curriculum

Harvard’s idea of what every student should study before donning cap and gown may be about to change dramatically.

In Short


Amish Deceased Laid to RestAfter Lurid Monday Massacre
Former HP Chair, Four Others Charged in Leak Investigation
Rice in Iraq to Support Prime Minister, Urge Faster Progress
Live Cluster Bombs Lethal Leftover In Lebanon Following Israeli War
Evangelical Christian Leaders Fear Teen Believers Abandoning the Faith
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Museum event: College Night at the MFA: Joanna Newsom, Indian Art, Tasty Desserts, and More Highlight a Free Event


Engineers Can’t Stop Run in Blowout Loss: 333 Rushing Yards for UMass Dartmouth
Men’s XC Wins Mt. Holyoke Invite: Top 10 Male Finishers All Engineers; Women Tie for 2nd behind Wellesley
Boring Yankees Will Win World Series
Volleyball Dominates Wheaton 3-0
WPI Beats MIT Field Hockey 5-1 with 4 First Half Goals
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