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Faculty Share Blame After Hiring Blunder

A prominent MIT professor will not be disciplined for what was deemed as “inappropriate actions” during the Institute’s failed recruitment of a young female scientist earlier this year. The blame was shared among many faculty and administration, as well as on the competitive relationship between the different neuroscience units at MIT, according to a report released last week by a faculty investigative committee.


Contestants Vie For ‘Ugliest’ Title

The Ugliest huMan On Campus competition, the modern day manifestation of the Ugliest Man on Campus, drew to a close Friday following a week of philanthropic competition. As of Thursday, Brandon S. Moore ’09 was the top contestant with Amittai E. Axelrod ’02, in second place.


News Briefs

MacGregor House’s dining trial will continue on its new night, Tuesday evening from 6–9 p.m., until the end of November. Additionally, the $7 buffet menu will be adjusted to serve more popular dishes, featuring a “Make Your Own Taco” night next week. Already halfway completed, the 10-week trial will survey the demand for reopening the dining hall in the dormitory.


CSC Explains Two-Fold Mission, Clarifies Campus Focus Areas

This is the second of a series of weekly interviews with members of different Undergraduate Association committees. These interviews will be conducted by The Tech’s news editors and members of the editorial board. A UA representative will be present during these interviews as well. Questions for the UA committee members should be sent to uaqa@the-tech.mit.edu the same week they are featured. Responses to these questions will be printed alongside the following week’s interview.


‘Sensorium’ Supplies A Stimulating Stench: Smell of Human Sweat Presented to Public

The smell of fear hangs in the air at MIT’s List Visual Arts Center. It comes from an exhibition called “Sensorium: Embodied Experience, Technology, and Contemporary Art.”


Police Log

The following incidents were reported to the MIT or Cambridge Police between Oct. 28 and Oct. 31, 2006. This summary does not include incidents such as false alarms, general service calls, or medical shuttles.


In Short


WORLD AND NATION

Preliminary Results Predict Ortega is Headed For Victory
Saddam is Sentenced to Death By Hanging For Past Brutalities
Real Estate Bubble Bursts While Home Sales Fall Across Nation
Leaders of Hamas, Fatah Attempt To Finalize Talks on Government
Briefs (left)
Briefs (right)
Weather

OPINION

Institute Wisdom Watch
Hands Off Our Stuff!

ARTS

Lecture Review: MythBusters Close Fall Festival With a Bang: Discovery Channel Hits Describe Explosions, Stardom
Interview: Get Your Hands Dirty!: MythBuster Hyneman Advocates Hands-On Learning and Blowing Up Stuff
Interview: Bringing the Streets to Hollywood: Writer/Director David Ayer Talks About His New L.A. Film ‘Harsh Times’
Interview: A Welshman in South Central: Actor Christian Bale Reveals What Drew Him to ‘Harsh Times’
Concert Review: The O.C. Meets the East CoastRooney and Ben Lee Rock Paradise
Comedy Review: Freak Show Falls Short: New Comedy Central Cartoon Disappoints
Film Review ***: Death Imitates Art in “Stranger than Fiction”: Will Farrell More Restrained in New Comedy
Concert Review: Beethoven Outshines Schoenberg: Christian Tetzlaff, Bookended by Grosse Fugue, Delights With Violin
Film Review *** : Late Beethoven Music Showcased in New Movie: Ed Harris Delivers Brilliant Performance as Beethoven
Interview: Ed Harris Talks About Becoming Beethoven: On Wearing Earplugs, Music Education, and Making His Dog Cringe

SPORTS

Valiants Trounce Women’s Hockey
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