Petition Drafted For Institute Divestment: Sudanese Government Cited as “Genocidal”|
As an MIT Corporation advisory committee continues deliberating whether MIT should divest from Sudan or not, a petition supporting divestment is gathering energy around campus. A lecture planned for next week is expected to open and add to campus discussion about divestment.
Student Life Fee May be Increased: Resolution Addresses Problems With Fee, Benefits of Greater Funding
The Student Life Fee could increase from the current $100 per term to an as yet undecided amount in the next year because of inflation and a more active student body, according to Dean for Student Life Larry G. Benedict. As of yet, no final decision has been made as to whether an increase will be necessary. Such an increase would be the first in the history of the Fee.
Fire Alarms Triggered at Dorms, Prank Suspected
Fire alarms at Baker House, Burton-Conner and Simmons Hall were set off simultaneously early Friday morning by unidentified parties, forcing residents into the street. As a result, MIT may be fined by the city of Cambridge, though it has not been yet.
MIT Takes First Place, High Ranks in Puzzle Challenge
More than 235 teams of college students from all across North America explored an island recently discovered by scientists in the hopes of tracking the mysterious device that caused an initial team of explorers to evacuate in a state of catatonia. The original research team’s final radio report, which sparked the emergency evacuation, was incomprehensible except for references to “killer gummy bears.”
Biology professor Susumu Tonegawa announced that he will step down as head of the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory on Dec. 31, 2006 when his appointment expires. An interim director will be named before that date, according to an MIT News Office press release.
‘Wiki Model’ Joins New Realms, From Research to Cake Design
Buoyed by the growth of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, the wiki model of shared writing and editing is spreading into surprising new realms, from accounting, real estate, and academic research to cake design and even intelligence gathering.
Committee Considers REX Schedule, Advising Policy
This is the fourth of a series of weekly interviews with members of different Undergraduate Association committees. These interviews will be conducted by
Main Conclusions of the UA Report on Orientation
Undergraduate Association Goals, Fall 2006
Stephen J. Madden
Stephen J. Madden, Jr. ’59, a retired professor who taught in several MIT departments, died Oct. 7. He was 70.
The following incidents were reported to the MIT or Cambridge Police between Nov. 1 and Nov. 13, 2006. This summary does not include incidents such as false alarms, general service calls, or medical shuttles.
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