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Student Information Policy Changing

MIT will no longer consult students before releasing their birth dates or information about their awards or honors, though it will not publish this information in directories, Chancellor Phillip L. Clay PhD ’75 announced in an e-mail to students on Aug. 25.

Students may prevent MIT from disclosing any personal information by filing a Request to Suppress Directory Information, available at http://web.mit.edu/registrar/www/forms/out_out.pdf. Forms should be dropped off today in room 5-111.

The change in Student Information Policy follows a proposal discussed by Dean for Undergraduate Education Daniel E. Hastings PhD ’80 at a meeting with undergraduates on May 1.

—Mengjie Ding