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Students Discuss Task Force Goals: Gathering Undergrad Feedback Purpose of Sunday Town Hall Meeting

Students at Sunday’s town hall meeting on the newly proposed General Institute Requirements voiced their dislike for limited choices in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences and debated which classes should be included in the Science, Engineering, and Mathematics portion of the GIRs.


UA Senate Discusses Student Group Funds Following Vetoed Bill

Following the veto of a bill to improve the terms of use for the MIT Logarhythms’ a cappella studio last week, a special informal meeting of the Undergraduate Association Senate was held last night to discuss purchases made by Association of Student Activities-recognized student groups with UA Financial Board funds, reallocation of past student group purchases, and property rights for student groups. No decisions were made.


Gates Foundation: New Funding Force

In the technology research bazaar, ever alert to shifts in funding, there’s a new high roller bellying up to the bar.


Novartis in Deal With Institute: Huntington’s Disease to be Studied with Mass. General Hospital

When Todd Bliss was 19 and found out that he almost surely faced the degenerative death sentence of Huntington’s disease, there was no treatment, no cure — nothing even close. Scientists complained that seeking one was like looking for a needle in a haystack.


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A man allegedly fell from the Boston side of the Harvard Bridge yesterday afternoon and was later pronounced dead, according to Massachusetts State Police Trooper Thomas Ryan. The incident occurred between 5 and 6 p.m. After the State Police responded to the scene, the Marine Unit was dispatched and recovered the man’s body. They attempted resuscitation before the Boston Emergency Medical Service transported the man to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He was later pronounced dead. The case is still under investigation.


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