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License Commission, MIT, Harvard Obtain $40K Alcohol Grant

Cambridge Collaborative, a partnership between MIT, Harvard University, and the Cambridge License Commission, has been awarded a $40,000 Alcohol Prevention Planning and Implementation Grant by the Massachusetts Governor’s Highway Safety Bureau.


Number of Flags Higher For 8.01: About 17.5 Percent of Freshmen Notified of Poor Academic Performance

Roughly 17.5 percent of the freshman class have been notified with fifth week flags that they are either failing or are in danger of failing a class. 176 freshmen received fifth-week flags in at least one of their classes. This percentage is consistent with last year’s 18.3 percent. The seven-year average for fall semester flags is 19 percent, said Julie B. Norman, senior associate dean for Academic Resources and Programming.


MIT, Southampton Start New Field of Web Science

The Web has become such a force in commerce and culture that a group of leading university researchers now deems it worthy of its own field of study.


MIT Web, E-mail Down After Power Outage

Many buildings on the west side of MIT’s campus, including Random Hall, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Alpha Tau Omega, and the W92 data center, lost power Wednesday night after what onlookers called a “manhole explosion.” As a result of the power outage, MIT’s e-mail, Web, and file services were inaccessible for much of Thursday morning.


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Yes, but How Does it Make You Feel?: Visual Arts Curriculum at MIT
Letters to the Editor

ARTS

Theater Review: Drags and Cho Steal the Show: ‘Fierce Forever 6 Featuring Margaret Cho’: A Hilarious Event With a Message
Theater Review: ‘The Tempest’ Comes to MIT: Shakespeare Ensemble Shows Comedic Skill in Latest Production
Lecture Review: Suzan-Lori Parks at MIT: An American Playwright Brings Her Verbal Passion to Math and Science Majors
Restaurant Review: “Bruncheon” Roulette at Panificio: Flavorful Food but Terrible Service

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Volleyball Beats Mt. Holyoke in Dominating Three Game Sweep
Dynastic XC Men Win NEWMAC With Eight Of Top Fourteen Times
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