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Colleges File Briefs Backing MIT Admins In Shin Case Appeal

Backed by prominent colleges and educational organizations from across the state and nation, two MIT administrators filed a petition Friday in Massachusetts Appeals Court asking for the dismissal of charges against them in a lawsuit filed by the parents of Elizabeth H. Shin ’02, who committed suicide in 2000 while at MIT.


Students Question Lack of Input Into Design of Future Grad Dorm

Two weeks after MIT announced its plan to build a new graduate dormitory to replace Ashdown House, students and housemasters are expressing dismay at the lack of transparency during the administration’s decision-making process.


Bruni Assumes Role of GSC President

Following Emilie F. Slaby G’s resignation last week from the position of Graduate Student Council president, Sylvain Bruni G has assumed her duties in addition to his existing ones as GSC vice president. Bruni will occupy both positions until the 2006–2007 GSC officers are elected and take office in May, in accordance with normal procedure.


Departing VP Emphasizes Child Care Need, Diversity

After seven years as Vice President for Human Resources, Laura Avakian will retire in May, leaving her successor with the challenges of managing MIT’s close to 15,000 employees.


Collaboration With Portugal Considered Reuters Article ‘Misleading’ and Premature

MIT is considering entering into science and technology cooperation with the nation of Portugal, but has not made any final decisions regarding the issue, said Chancellor Phillip L. Clay PhD ’75.


MIT Team Helps Disarm Bombs

The Pentagon is staking $3 million on a small team of students at the MIT to help the military identify new ways of disarming the kind of homemade bombs that insurgents are using to kill and maim U.S. troops in Iraq, according to Defense Department documents and researchers.


Massachusetts Universities Filing Amicus Brief

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National Universities Filing Amicus Brief

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Educational Organizations Filing Amicus Brief

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UA/GSC Resolution on Input Regarding Physical Resources

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Speculation Swirling About Summers Replacement

Everyone has a favorite.


WORLD AND NATION

Violence in Darfur Spreading Across the Border Into Chad
Government Will Pay $300,000 To Settle Muslim Detainee Suit
Atomic Agency Calling for Iran To Disclose Nuclear Activities
Germany Denies Prior Knowledge Of Hussein Baghdad Defense Plan
EU Will Give Palestinians Emergency Funding Before Hamas Takes Power
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Weather

OPINION

Lost Trust and a Missed Opportunity
Designing A New Pub Will Take Cooperation
Students Build Better Communities
Killer Coke
Corrections

CAMPUS LIFE

Imminent Collapse Don’t Fear the Beard
Fo’ the Shorties Dear MIT hackers
The Shopaholic Beaver A Geek’s Search for Beauty

SPORTS

Men’s Hoops Makes Their First NEWMAC Title Game
WPI Beats MIT 69-57 in Championship Game
Men’s Volleyball Wins 3-0 With a Balanced Attack

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