BE Professor Threatens Hunger Strike to Protest Tenure Denial|
An African-American associate professor has threatened to go on hunger strike unless the provost resigns and his tenure is granted, protesting what he claims were racist motives behind the denial of his tenure. The Department of Biological Engineering decided not to advance BE Associate Professor James L. Sherley’s case for tenure on Dec. 13, 2004. Since then, Sherley has asked senior administrators to overturn his department’s decision.
Investigation Complete In One Broadway Fire: Building Expected to Be Open Soon, MIT Says
The Dec. 8, 2006 explosion of an NSTAR transformer at One Broadway was a “tragic accident,” states the report from a joint investigation conducted by the Cambridge Fire Department and Massachusetts State Fire Services. According to the press release, the investigation team ruled out any criminal act but could not determine if the accident was due to “human error, procedural error, or malfunction of safety mechanisms.”
Magazine To Change Because of Financial Difficulties
After publishing a plea for help in the December issue of
UA Finance Board Supplemental Policies
UA Finboard Allocations for IAP and Spring 2007
Congressional Budget Delay Stymies Scientific Research
The failure of Congress to pass new budgets for the current fiscal year has produced a crisis in science financing that threatens to close major facilities, delay new projects and leave thousands of government scientists out of work, federal and private officials say.
Some Say That Harvard May Select Woman President
Could Harvard be preparing to select a woman as its new president? A scientist? A female scientist?
Naked Parties Held At Many Universities Including Yale, MIT
In the unforgiving fluorescent light of Rosenfeld Hall, a dormitory on the periphery of Yale’s campus, students crouched in a hallway and quickly stuffed their clothes into plastic grocery bags. Shirts were left inside out, socks balled in pant legs. Giggling, they hurried into a basement storage room, where some 40 people stood around, under stone arches and gargoyles, wearing nothing but shoes.
The following incidents were reported to the MIT Police between Dec. 1 and Dec. 31, 2006. This summary does not include incidents such as false alarms, general service calls, larcenies, or medical shuttles.
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