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Dean for Student Life Larry G. Benedict will retire at the end of the academic year after almost eight years of service to MIT.
STAFF REPORTER
October 23, 2007
Dean for Student Life Larry G. Benedict will retire at the end of this academic year. As the Institute’s first dean for student life, Benedict drew fresh attention to improving the student experience, resulting in the construction and renovation of several dormitories and the expansion of residential dining among other initiatives.
ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR
October 23, 2007
During last week’s faculty meeting, the MIT Task Force on the Undergraduate Educational Commons announced the formation of a subcommittee to collect feedback on the task force’s recommendations that were released in October 2006 and determine more specific recommendations for changing the curriculum.
October 23, 2007
While most know about MIT’s slide into seventh place in U.S. News & World Report’s college rankings this year, some might be surprised to learn that in another magazine, MIT fell from first to 13th. This year, political magazine The Washington Monthly, which evaluates schools based on service to the country, ranked Texas A&M University first.
STAFF REPORTER
October 23, 2007
MIT held its first annual Head of the Zesiger Cardboard Boat Regatta Friday, Oct. 19. The event, held one day before the 43rd annual Head of the Charles Regatta, took place in the Zesiger Center Pool and ended with only one boat afloat.




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