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Underclassmen Give In Alumni Campaign

A total of 460 gifts from freshmen, sophomores, and juniors were collected during the Underclassmen Giving Campaign last week. Fifteen percent of the underclassmen donated during the UGC, totalling about $2,500. Donations ranged from $1 to $40 with the average donation being just over $5.


Grads Enter Finance, Consulting: Survey Shows 33 percent of ’06 Graduates Accepted Jobs in These Sectors

More MIT graduates, including those who majored in science and engineering, are accepting jobs in the financial and consulting sectors. Thirty-three percent of 2006 graduates — undergraduate and graduate students included — entered either the financial or consulting industries, according to the 2006 Graduating Student Survey conducted by the Careers Office. This is an increase from 19 percent of graduates in 2004.


Which Employers Hired the Most MIT Graduates?

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MIT to Collaborate With Singapore on Game Lab

MIT and the Singapore Media Development Authority are currently in the contractual phase of establishing the Singapore-MIT International Game Lab, a collaboration that will work toward furthering digital game research and developing academic programs in game technology.


Revised GRE Longer, More Difficult; Begins in Oct. ’07

A newly revised and perhaps longer version of the Graduate Record Examination test, which is needed for admission into most graduate schools, will be administered starting in Oct. 2007. Other major planned revisions to the GRE are a rescaling of the exam scoring scales, a change in the method of test administration, and an alteration in exam content.


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NW35 Groundbreaking To Be Held in November

The groundbreaking for construction of the new graduate student dormitory, currently called NW35, will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 3:30 p.m. When the dormitory opens in summer 2008, first preference for rooms will be given to residents of Ashdown House (W1), a graduate dormitory that will subsequently be converted into undergraduate housing.


Police Log

The following incidents were reported to the MIT or Cambridge Police between Oct. 12 and Oct. 24, 2006. This summary does not include incidents such as false alarms, general service calls, or medical shuttles.


WORLD AND NATION

IRS to Delay Collecting Back Taxes From Katrina Victims
Bush Uses Gay Marriage Ruling To Energize Conservative Voters
U.S. Military to Review How It Informs Iraqi Officials of Raids
Chinese Anti-Corruption Inquiry Aimed at Top Leaders Intensifies
Bristol-Myers Squibb Still Plagued By Loss of Sales From the Product Plavix
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ARTS

Theater Review: This ‘Bee’ Gets an A: Very Nice Show, No Matter How You Spell It
Concert Review: MITSO Shows Promise in Season Opener: Players Demonstrate Boldness With Hanson’s ‘Symphony No. 2’
Concert Review: Built to Spill at Avalon: Indie Rock Grows Up, but the Sound Stays Predictable
CD Review: ‘The Information’ Fails to Deliver: Beck’s Latest Treads Water, Lacks Creativity
CD Review: Devics Shine With Sad Songs on ‘Push the Heart’: Melancholic Orchestrations and Haunting Harmonies Fill Up Band’s Latest Release

SPORTS

MIT Routs Seahawks After Slow Beginning
Lightweight Crew Sails to Eighth Place in Head of the Charles Race
Volleyball Wins All Games For Crown
Women’s Volleyball Shuts Down Babson
Defense Key to Field Hockey Win Over Wheaton
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