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President Emeritus Charles M. Vest delivers the Commencement address to the Class of 2007 last Friday, July 8, in Killian Court. For more Commencement photos, see pages 5–­7.
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
June 15, 2007
Over 2,000 students received degrees last Friday during MIT’s 141st Commencement in front of approximately 10,000 guests, including members of the 50-year reunion Class of 1957.
ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR
June 15, 2007
As of the end of the Spring Term, 335 out of the 469 students who applied for direct summer funding from the Undergradute Research Opportunities Program received funding, according to Melissa J. Martin-Greene, staff associate in the Academic Resources Center. An additional 10 percent of the applicants were funded through non-UROP sources, such as UROP faculty and special departmental funds.
ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR
June 15, 2007
Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Steven R. Lerman ’72 has been appointed the new Dean for Graduate Students, effective July 1. He will replace Isaac M. Colbert, who will be stepping down from the position after eight years as Dean.
June 15, 2007
Ryan M. Davis ’10, an energetic and vibrant student with a passion for chemistry, died on May 26 in the Mount Holyoke Range after being missing for nearly two months. He was 20.



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