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Gregory D. Tao ’10, winner of the 2.007 robotics competition “Da(yes)MIT,” is carried on a victory lap by Utilikilt-wearing Professor Alexander H. Slocum, last night in the Johnson Athletic Center.
May 9, 2008
Eight MIT graduate students with student visas were denied a key credential by the Department of Homeland Security. After their department appealed the decisions on their behalf, the DHS declared at least two of the students “security threats.”
May 9, 2008
On July 1, Mary C. Boyce PhD ’87 will become chair of the Mechanical Engineering department. She will be the first female department head within the School of Engineering.
May 9, 2008
Massachusetts lawmakers desperate for additional revenue are eyeing the endowments of deep-pocketed private colleges to bolster the state’s coffers by more than $1 billion a year, asserting that the schools’ rising fortunes undercut their nonprofit status.
May 9, 2008
Professor of Physics Emeritus Robert I. Hulsizer Jr. PhD ’48, a former chairman of the faculty and expert on elementary particle physics whose zeal for teaching science made him a student favorite at MIT, died on April 30 of complications from Alzheimer’s. He was 88.

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