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Register to vote today in Massachusetts if you plan to vote in the Feb. 5 primary election; today is the last day registrations will be accepted. To register by mail, fill out the National Mail Registration Form available at http://www.fec.gov/votregis/vr.shtml and mail it, postmarked today, to the Cambridge Election Commission, 51 Inman St, First Floor, Cambridge, Mass. 02139. To register in person today, visit the Cambridge Election Commission Office at 51 Inman St. before 8 p.m., or register at any other Massachusetts voter registration center. For more information, call 1-800-462-VOTE.

The dismissal hearing for Star A. Simpson ’10 continues Friday, Jan. 25, at 9 a.m. in the East Boston District courthouse. Simpson faces charges of possessing a hoax device for appearing at Logan Airport wearing a circuit board mistaken for a bomb in September 2007. The motion to dismiss being considered by the court has been continued from hearings held on Jan. 10, 2008 and Dec. 3, 2007.

Professor Ian A. Waitz will be the next head of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, effective Feb. 16.

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