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Institute Professor and Associate Provost for Faculty Equity Barbara H. Liskov of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department won the 2009 Association for Computing Machinery’s A.M. Turing Award, one of the highest honors in computer science, for her work on the theory of programming languages and system design. Liskov was the first woman to earn a computer science PhD in the U.S.
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NEWS AND FEATURES DIRECTOR
In the wake of a 17 percent increase in applications, MIT’s admit rate plummeted to a record low 10 percent this year. Only 1,597 students out of 15,661 applicants were admitted to the class of 2013. Forty-eight percent are women and nearly a quarter are underrepresented minorities in an admitted class that spans all fifty states and sixty foreign countries.
NEWS AND FEATURES DIRECTOR
March 13, 2009
Facing Institute-mandated budget cuts, the MIT Libraries are planning to close two branch libraries, Lindgren Library, which serves the Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences Department, and the Aeronautics and Astronautics Library. Some staff have received advance notice of layoffs or hour reductions that will take effect at the end of the fiscal year.
STAFF REPORTER
March 13, 2009
The Undergraduate Association Senate passed legislation on Monday night creating a new UA Dining Proposal Committee charged with recommending “a comprehensive program that meets the needs of the MIT community,” according to the bill. The new committee will consist entirely of students and will develop a dining proposal at the same time the Blue Ribbon Committee on Dining, charged by the MIT administration with re-envisioning dining at MIT, aims to develop its own.
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
March 13, 2009
Four years ago, MIT basketball players planned to make history. This year, they made it.
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
March 13, 2009
Space, at first glance, was “hard to look at,” said Greg E. Chamitoff PhD ’92. Exciting as it may have been to travel out of this world and fulfill a childhood dream to become an astronaut, “when you first get up there you are not feeling good so it is hard to look at it at first,” he said.
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