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Bryan L. Newbold ’09 watches a screening of the third presidential debate on Wednesday evening in the Coffeehouse of the Stratton Student Center. The screening of the debate was a joint presentation of the MIT Forum on American Progress,, and the Student Activities Office, and featured live commentary from users of Twitter, an internet blogging service.
October 17, 2008
Students are planning a sit-in today in Lobby 7 to protest the administration’s treatment of student issues like hacking, housing, and dining.
October 17, 2008
The ‘admissions blogs,’ weblogs sponsored by the MIT admissions office, have seen at least two entries removed within the past year. The first, relating to last spring’s Ring Committee flame war, was removed following requests from Admissions. The other, drawing criticism for what was deemed inappropriate content, was removed by the blogger. The student blogs are generally student-run and do not usually have content removed after it is initially posted.
October 17, 2008
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation has acquired the rights to The Forever War, an award-winning 1974 novel by science fiction author and MIT writing professor Joe Haldeman. The film will be directed by Ridley Scott, whose last science fiction films were Alien and Blade Runner. The producers are now searching for a writer.
October 17, 2008
With a long recession looming, the government is enacting drastic measures to curb the recent financial problems, but when will things improve? Is Congress doing enough? Can Congress even solve the problem now?

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