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Brian Hemond—The Tech
A fire beneath the Longfellow Bridge on Tuesday evening shut down the bridge and partially destroyed communication lines providing Internet access to MIT's Boston-side fraternities, sororities, and independent living groups. Additionally, MIT's external connectivity was affected. Information Services and Technology's 3DOWN service reported that all connectivity was again functional by 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2.
May 4, 2007
This summer, for the first time, the Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation will charge students a $40 access fee to use its facilities. The new fee was listed in DAPER’s IAP/Spring Recreation Program Guide, published in January, but no attention was called to the change.
May 4, 2007
The mystery of Marilee Jones, the former MIT admissions dean who recently admitted to lying about her academic credentials, has deepened.
May 4, 2007
An election to choose the eleven student members of the Coop’s board of directors was declared void by its stockholders, and a new election scheduled, after it emerged that a candidate had voted using the credentials of several of her supporters, with their consent. As the second election’s closing date loomed, it remained unclear whether the vote tally would reach the minimum number required for student input to be counted. It was additionally unclear whether the Coop’s governing body had nominated as many MIT students as it is required to.
May 4, 2007
The results of the undergraduate summer housing lottery were released this past Tuesday, with over 96 percent of students who applied for summer housing receiving their first choice of dormitory. In all, 685 students applied for summer housing, with 35 cancelling so far. Last year, 750 people applied for the lottery.

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