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Sunita Darbe ’09, Christopher J. Varenhorst ’09, Danbee Kim ’09, and C. Kiersten Pollard ’09 (left to right) examine the newly-revealed rings after the Class of 2009 Ring Premiere.
ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR
February 20, 2007
After 12 days of ingesting only water, vitamin supplements, and electrolytes, Associate Professor James L. Sherley of the biological engineering department ended his hunger strike last Friday, Feb. 16. Sherley, who is African American, went on a hunger strike to protest his tenure denial, which he claimed was tarnished by racial discrimination.
STAFF REPORTER
February 20, 2007
The Brass Rat 2009 Ring Premiere held last Friday evening marked the release of the design of the Class of 2009 Ring, which features several unique aspects, such as female and male signs on the beaver’s pocket watch and an inscription of “punt,” which can be read as “tool” upside down. In addition, the presence of an accidental “08” behind the beaver in the ring’s bezel has posed a controversy.
STAFF REPORTER
February 20, 2007
Toxicology studies for Mengyao “May” Zhou ’04 found toxic levels of diphenhydramine, a sedative and antihistamine, in her system. Zhou, a Stanford University graduate student, was found dead in the trunk of her car on Jan. 25 of an apparent suicide.
THE BOSTON GLOBE
February 20, 2007
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