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Evan C. Iwerks ’10 (center) teaches Burton-Conner Housemaster Merritt R. Smith and President Susan Hockfield how to play tennis with the Nintendo Wii. Hockfield toured Burton-Conner as part of her continuing effort to learn more about the MIT community.
ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR
February 13, 2007
Fifteen MIT faculty members from different departments called for measures to ensure fairness in the grievance review of tenure denials after an African American associate professor began his hunger strike last week to protest what he believes are racist motives behind the denial of his tenure.
EDITOR IN CHIEF
February 13, 2007
A decision on whether MIT should divest from corporations involved with the Sudanese government will have to wait until at least early March. Although the last meeting of the Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility was on Dec. 15, the next meeting will be at the beginning of March, close to the next MIT Corporation meeting on March 2, said Michael Baenen, staff to the ACSR. The delay of almost three months has made some students and ACSR members unhappy.
ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR
February 13, 2007
Chemical Engineering Professor Klavs F. Jensen was named the new head of the Department of Chemical Engineering as of Feb. 1. The former head of the department, Robert C. Armstrong, stepped down after nearly 11 years in office, according to the MIT News Office.
February 13, 2007
Four restaurants in the Kendall Square area were cited with health violations in early January, ranging from rodent droppings and cockroach infestations to the improper storage of meat, the Cambridge Chronicle reports. All problems were cleared up before the follow-up inspections.




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