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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.

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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



Voting, Vote Counting Will See Changes For 2008 Elections
Worker Wages Rise Faster Than Inflation, Job Market Improves
Report Argues Bush Iraq Policy Not Working, Must Shift Course
Supreme Court Takes on Two Cases That Could Clarify Antitrust Law
Investigation of Gov’t Program Reveals Several Withstanding US Oil Royalties
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Letters to the Editor


Concert Review: MIT Wind Ensemble Explores ‘The Art of Fugue’: Despite Slow Start, MITWE Picks up Wind
Interview: Goo Goo Dolls ‘Let Love In’: Takac Talks About Album, Touring, and Life
CD Review: Swan Lake Releases Pleasant But Muddled Debut: Collaboration of Acclaimed Indie Songwriters Lacks the Right Chemistry
Movie Review ***: Bobby: Boring But Beneficial: Star-filled Movie More Educational Than Entertaining
CD Review: (No) Change in the House of Damo: New Damien Rice Heats Up to Lukewarm


College Student Price Index
Imminent Collapse: Learning About Ignorance
Hail to the Queen: The English and Global Awareness


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