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Final touch-ups are made to the new MIT Federal Credit Union branch on the first floor of the Student Center. For more information, see the news brief on page 8.
August 3, 2007
MIT senior James T. Albrecht ’08 died on July 22 from injuries sustained in a fall that may have been alcohol-related.
August 3, 2007
The body of Cambridge resident Edgar R. Gonzalez ’04 was found in Grout Pond in Stratton, Vt. on July 29. Gonzalez had been missing since July 7 when he became separated from his group while hiking during a camping trip in the Green Mountain National Forest.
August 3, 2007
Both the number of MIT students receiving Pell grants and the average amount awarded to MIT students increased for the 2006–2007 academic year. The number of recipients increased 3.5 percent and the average amount increased 5.5 percent from the previous year, Director of Financial Aid Daniel Barkowitz said.
August 3, 2007
MIT released a preliminary report detailing recommendations on how the Institute can undertake a study on faculty race issues. The study is anticipated to be fully launched at the start of the 2007–2008 academic year, according to the report released on July 16.

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