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Nitish Nair G, PhD candidate for the Department of Chemical Engineering, receives his doctoral hood from department head Klavs F. Jensen at the Johnson Athletic Center midday Thursday.
June 5, 2009
MIT’s 143rd Commencement exercises will take place this morning on Killian Court where more than 2,200 graduating students will receive about 2,600 degrees.
June 5, 2009
Han D. Nguyen G was found Tuesday morning in the parking lot of Building E19, apparently having jumped from the roof of the building. Nguyen, age 25, was a third-year PhD student in marketing at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
June 5, 2009
The final report of the Blue Ribbon Committee on Dining to MIT, dated May 11, 2009, recommends that the existing House Dining program be dismantled and replaced with a declining-balance program. But in the report, the committee says it does not recommend a mandatory meal plan for all students, charging students in dining hall dorms an “opt out fee” where they would pay to eat nothing, or turning the MacGregor Hall convenience store into a dining hall.
June 5, 2009
U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu urged the need to pursue energy research in a spirit akin to that of the seminal AT&T Bell Laboratories in his address last month at MIT as part of the Karl Taylor Compton lecture series.

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