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Shreyes Seshasai—The Tech
Upperclassmen help freshmen explore their options at the Choice of Major Study Break in Next Dining on Thursday night. The event, organized by Next House RBA (Residence-Based Advising), allowed freshmen to talk with upperclassmen from departments in which they were interested. For more information, visit http://web.mit.edu/firstyear/2011/choiceofmajor/.
STAFF REPORTER
March 14, 2008
What should you make of MIT’s voluminous response to the Senate Finance Committee, which asked it to explain exorbitant tuition costs in light of a sixth-in-the-nation endowment?
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
March 14, 2008
In many departments, UROP research proposals can now be submitted online by students and approved online by faculty and UROP coordinators.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
March 14, 2008
American students’ math achievement is “at a mediocre level” compared with that of their peers worldwide, according to a new report by a federal panel, which recommended that schools focus on key skills that prepare students to learn algebra.
MIT NEWS OFFICE
March 14, 2008
Joseph Weizenbaum, professor emeritus of computer science at MIT who grew skeptical of artificial intelligence after creating a program that made many users feel like they were speaking with an empathic psychologist, died March 5 in Berlin. He was 85.



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