MIT Pilots VoIP, Internet-Based Phone Service With 500 Users|
Information Services and Technology is currently in the midst of a pilot program to route telephone conversations over the Internet without the use of traditional phone lines. The pilot, now available to select departments and groups at MIT, employs Voice over Internet Protocol to send and receive voice conversations over any IP-based network.
UA-GSC Sudan Resolution Passes
The Graduate Student Council General Council passed its share of a Undergraduate Association-GSC joint resolution on Wednesday supporting MIT’s targeted divestment from certain companies involved with the Sudanese government. Even with this sign of support, which comes in addition to the UA’s recent passing of the same resolution, the student body is not entirely unanimous on the topic of divestment from certain companies involved with the Sudanese government. The MIT Corporation’s Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility is currently considering whether MIT should divest or not.
Prof. Comatose After Hanoi Bike Accident
Seymour Papert, a professor emeritus at MIT who is one of the pioneers of artificial intelligence and an authority on how computers can help children learn, was seriously injured after being struck by a motorbike in Hanoi, where he was attending a conference.
Harvard Narrows Down List Of Presidential Candidates
Harvard has whittled down hundreds of nominees for its next president to a small list, including internal candidates and presidents of some of the nation’s top universities, according to a source familiar with the process.
Heart Surgery Death Rates Will Be Listed
Massachusetts health officials have decided to publicize the patient death rates for individual heart surgeons, the first time the state will release information on the quality of care provided by individual doctors — not just by hospitals and physicians’ groups.
FoxTrot to End Daily Production of Comic
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