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The faculty will move to simplify the humanities degree requirement by eliminating the humanities, arts, and social sciences distribution (better known as HASS-D) at the faculty meeting tomorrow (Wed., 10-250, 3:30 p.m.). The faculty will vote next month on the proposal to be introduced tomorrow, which would replace the HASS-D requirement with a simpler three-category distribution. Freshmen starting in fall 2010 or fall 2011 would be affected. The meeting is open to all. See http://libraries.mit.edu/faculty-minutes.

Federal and state taxes must be postmarked by Wed., April 15. The Fort Point Station post office, by South Station, is open until midnight.

John M. Deutch ’61 is 70! The Institute Professor is being feted all afternoon on Thu. from 2–5 p.m. in 10-250. Speakers include former Secretaries of Defense James Schlesinger and Harold Brown; Brent Scowcroft, former National Security Advisor; John Podesta, former White House Chief of Staff; as well as Philip Deutch, Linda Stuntz, and George Whitesides. The event commemorates Deutch’s 70th birthday; he was born July 27, 1938.

Know your Term Regulations. The UA reminds you no tests may be given after May 8. Classes with finals may not give assignments due after that date. Report violations to http://ua.mit.edu/violations.

2001: A Space Odyssey is being shown for free on Wed. at 7 p.m. in 26-100, as part of Course XVI’s Giant Leaps celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo moon landings. The landing was July 20, 1969. A new 35mm print is being shown.

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