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Self-Help Amount May Change Hockfield Will Consider Aid Proposals at Corporation Meeting

President Hockfield is expected to discuss possible changes to the self-help portion of financial aid awards with members of the MIT Corporation at next Friday’s quarterly meeting.

Westgate Will Receive Power Through Tieline Power to be Provided by Tang Hall Connection

MIT Facilities is switching the building power source for the Westgate highrise apartments to an electrical tieline connected to nearby Tang Hall yesterday evening or today, said Director of Housing Karen A. Nilsson.

Media Lab Director Moss Shares His Plans

It’s relatively crowded in 26-100, and you start flipping through your backpack for that notebook. As the professor begins to go over triple integrals, a loud, embarrassing ring tone fills the room.

Teamspot Technology Now Appearing Across Campus

Over the past two weeks, new wide-screen monitors have been popping up around campus. Not only do they look cool, they’re actually here for the MIT community to play with. These monitors are part of a pilot installation called Teamspot, a new technology developed at Stanford University and brought to MIT through Information Systems and Technology’s Residential Technology Initiative, which tries different experiments involving technology support for students in residence halls.

Career Week to Begin Monday For Freshmen and Sophomores Networking With Faculty, Resum Workshops on Week’s Agenda

On Monday the MIT Careers Office will present the first annual Freshman-Sophomore Career Week, exposing “opportunities inside and outside of MIT to help students in their career exploration,” according to the Careers Office Web site.

News Briefs

A Saferide van hit a pedestrian, Marcos Brizuela, on Sunday evening at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Albany Street. Brizuela, who is not listed in the MIT directory, had a broken left humerus and was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, said MIT Police Chief John DiFava. According to an MIT Police report, the driver of the bus stated that he did not see the pedestrian in time to avoid the collision, DiFava said. When MIT Police arrived at the scene, Cambridge Police had already responded. The Cambridge Police office declined to give information about the accident outside of the police report, which was not available yesterday afternoon.

Summers’ Resignation Divides The Harvard Campus

Officials at Harvard University faced a divided campus yesterday along with fear that a search for a new president could put in limbo ambitious plans for an expansive new campus in Boston, an overhaul of undergraduate studies and a fund-raising campaign for $5 billion or more.

Revised GRE Release Delayed Until Fall ’07

The Educational Testing Service, the maker of the Graduate Record Exam, is delaying its rollout of a revamped test until the fall of 2007. The revised exam was supposed to go into effect in October.


Iraqi Violence Straining U.S. Political and Military Plans
Under Proposal, Disaster Duties Shared With Homeland Security
Administration Trying to Calm Congress After Port Deal Clash
After Fraud, HealthSouth Reaches $445M Settlement With Investors
Wal-Mart to Expand Employee Health Insurance Plan and In-Store Clinic Use
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Fuzzy Math = Hairy Tax System


theater review: Vaginas Proclaim Happiness, Sorrow: Annual V-Day Show Provokes Reflection and Laughter
theater review: Confessions of a Miz FitExpressive Cast Shows the Joy of Performing Classic Musical
Theater Review: ‘The Old Law’ of Dramashop Holds True: Off-kilter Comedy is Well-acted and Visually Elegant
Restaurant Review: Henrietta’s Breakfast Food Not Worth the Price: Menu Lacks Consistency in Quality
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Upcoming Home Events
Soumare’s Five Blocks Send Men’s Hoops to Semi’s
MIT Fencing Wins Combined Title, Men Take Second Straight Crown Freshman Igor Kopylov Wins Individual Gold in Sabre Event
Swimming and Diving Takes NEWMAC Second Place

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