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Jessica Witchley—The Tech
Ig Nobel Prize recipient Dan Meyer of Antioch, Tenn. swallows a sword in front of hundreds at the Ig Informal Lectures in 10-250 on Saturday, Oct. 6. Meyer is a professional sword swallower who co-authored a paper, “Sword swallowing and its side effects,” which won this year’s Ig Nobel in Medicine. See page 12 for more photos.
EDITOR IN CHIEF
October 12, 2007
In preparation for the release of a set of hacking guidelines, Chancellor Phillip L. Clay PhD ’75 sent an e-mail out to all MIT students last week that said students must take full responsibility for their actions even while celebrating and protecting traditions such as hacking. The e-mail also addressed integrity, warning students against academic dishonesty and illegal downloading.
NEWS EDITOR
October 12, 2007
Thirty individuals at MIT have been sent pre-litigation settlement letters after allegedly illegally downloading copyrighted music, according to a press release issued by the Recording Industry Association of America last month.
STAFF REPORTER
October 12, 2007
An unprecedented 1,203 votes were cast in the Undergraduate Association Fall 2007 elections for Senate and 2011 Class Council — a sharp increase over the 1,083 votes cast in 2006 and 1,160 cast in 2005. The elections concluded Friday, Oct. 5.
October 12, 2007
LaVerde’s Market returned to 24-hour service this week as new staff were hired for night shifts. The Student Center market is now open from 7 a.m. Sunday to midnight Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.



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