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MIT Cable Expands, 14 Channels Added: Networks Come as Surprise to Students

MIT Cable expanded to include 14 new basic cable channels, despite previous announcements that only three channels would be added. The new channels were added without removing C-Span 2, Bloomberg Television, or MIT Weather When You Want It, which were originally slated to be replaced.


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Au Bon Pain Launched in Zesiger; Construction For Subway Begins

A new Au Bon Pain location opened at the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center last Thursday, Jan. 18. Subway, a popular sandwich vendor, is set to open in the Student Center in September; renovations have begun at Lobdell Food Court on the second floor, according to Director of Campus Dining Richard D. Berlin III.


Final Panhel Exec Board Position Filled, Goals For Upcoming Year Laid Out

The Panhellenic Association has selected Angela P. Wu ’08 as the vice president of recruitment for the coming year, filling the last Panhel Executive Board position after it was left open in the original vote in November. The biggest challenge facing the incoming executive board is the move to fall recruitment scheduled to take place this year. Recruitment has taken place in the spring since 2002.


Sleepless Puzzle-Solvers Hunt For Coin: Dr. Awkward Team Wins Mephistophelean Competition, Finishes Early Sunday Morning

“Nur einzelne Zahlen erlaubt!”


Former President Reminisces About Early Life, MIT

Professor of Electrical Engineering and President Emeritus Paul E. Gray ’54 started his career at MIT as an undergraduate student in Course VI in 1950. Through the years, he has served the Institute in a number of positions. He rose to become the 14th president of MIT from 1980-1990 and chairman of the MIT Corporation from 1990-1997. Since then, he has continued to teach undergraduate classes and to advise undergraduate students. This fall marks his 50th year of service to MIT.


William H. Orme-Johnson

MIT Professor Emeritus of Chemistry William H. Orme-Johnson, heralded for his four decades of contributions in the field of inorganic biochemistry, died Jan. 1 after a long illness. He was 68.


News Briefs

One Broadway was opened for re-occupancy Friday, Jan. 12 by the MIT Management Investment Company. Environmental testing had previously shown that the building was safe, and all necessary approvals from city officials were received by Jan 11. Rent abatement will continue for some tenants until next week.


Cut in Student Loan Rates Proposed Fri. By House Democrats

House Democrats on Friday unveiled a bill that would cut interest rates on federally subsidized loans to college students by half over the next five years.


MBA Graduates Finding Better Employment Climate

They carry stacks of resumes, wear sober suits and keep their cell phones and laptops perpetually at hand. They are primed with thoughtful answers for any question. Now they’re descending on the Bay Area in an annual quest for summer internships and full-time jobs.


WORLD AND NATION

UN Reports That Iraq Death Toll Topped 34,000 in 2006
Iraq Hangings Fuel Sunni-Shiite Sectarianism in the Middle East
Jury Selection Begins in Trial Of Cheney’s Former Chief Aide
Texas Refinery Explosion Kills 15, Investigation Blames Management
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ARTS

Book Review: Awkwardness, Absurdity, and Humor in ‘I Killed’: Up and Downs in Stories of Comedians on the Road
Concert Review: A Celestial Night: BSO Concert Features Planets, Asteroids, and a Star

SPORTS

Swimming Dominates Tri-Match To Stay Unbeaten in NEWMAC
Erica Chan Places 3rd At Sport Taekwondo’s International Tourney
San Diego Errors, Not Patriots’ Skills Send New England to AFC Title Game
Bartolotta Leads Balanced Offense in 65-53 Basketball Win Over Wheaton College
Despite Early 7-2 Advantage, Women’s Hoops Behind By 19 at Halftime, Unable to Catch WPI
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