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Pedestrian Hit By Saferide Sunday GSC President Slaby Resigns

Pedestrian Hit By Saferide Sunday

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.

—Jenny Zhang, Marissa Vogt

GSC President Slaby Resigns

In an e-mail sent to Graduate Student Council representatives on Tuesday, GSC president Emilie F. Slaby G announced her resignation, citing academic reasons. Slaby did not respond to calls requesting comment yesterday afternoon and evening.

According to the GSC Web site, the next election for officers will take place on April 5. It is unclear whether a new president will be elected to serve for the next two months. According to the GSC Constitution and Bylaws, available at, “The Vice President shall perform the duties of the President in the President’s absence.”

—Jenny Zhang