UA Pres/VP Debate Draws Small Crowd|
About 15 people showed up at the start of the Undergraduate Association debate last night, with the crowd reaching only about 25, even at the night’s climax as the candidates vying to lead the undergraduate government discussed the hot topics for the year ahead.
Institute To Match Pell Grant Funds Next Year’s Tuition Up 4 Percent to Top $33K
MIT is announcing today a program to match the amount of federal Pell grant funds for eligible students, effectively reducing the self-help portion of financial aid awards for the neediest students.
DoD Agrees to Investigation of Lincoln Lab Fraud
The U.S. Department of Defense has agreed to investigate allegations of fraud in missile defense research at MIT, three years after refusing to allow MIT access to the documents it needed for an independent probe.
Laundry Monitoring to Go Online for All Dormitories
Random Hall’s decade-old, student-built laundry monitoring system may have been the first of its kind, but the rest of MIT’s dormitories are about to catch up.
Profs Face Off on Latkes Versus Hamantaschen
Last night, in the noisy 10-250 lecture hall, six respected professors gathered to continue a three-year debate of the merits and pitfalls of two Jewish delicacies: the latke, a fried potato pancake oft served with applesauce or sour cream during Hannukah, and the hamantasch, a three-sided, fruit-filled cookie traditionally eaten during the Jewish holiday of Purim.
Supreme Court Rules Colleges Must Allow Military Recruiters
The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a law that cuts federal funding for universities that do not give military recruiters the same access to students that other potential employers receive. The court ruled that the law does not violate the free-speech rights of universities that object to the military’s exclusion of gay men and lesbians who are open about their sexual orientation.
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