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MIT Students for Israel (MITSI) hosted Danielle Blumenstyk and Noa Ouziel on Oct. 7 for an educational discussion on the experience of women in the Israeli Defense Forces. Blumenstyk and Ouziel are representatives of the StandWithUs organization, a pro-Israel group that aims to educate the world about Israel and related issues.
STAFF REPORTER
October 13, 2009
Peter N. Curtin, 23, a graduate student in Course V, died Saturday after collapsing at the 25-mile mark in the Baltimore Running Festival Marathon at around 11:20 a.m. He was immediately taken to the Union Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:11 p.m, hospital spokeswoman Debra Schindler told The Baltimore Sun.
STAFF REPORTER
October 13, 2009
Several hundred students voted online on Planning Task Force recommendations based on summaries posted by the Undegraduate Association. The UA selected the 22 most important recommendations, summarized them on their website, and allowed students to vote them up or down and enter anonymous feedback.
October 13, 2009
The 3rd edition of Introduction to Algorithms by Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, and Clifford Stein, better known at MIT as “CLRS” or “the 6.046 textbook,” came out last month. Leiserson and Rivest are professors in Course VI. In addition to 100 new exercises and 28 new problems, the new edition features a whole new section on multithreading.
October 13, 2009
The MIT produce market will move to the first floor of the Stata Center on October 27th. The market, which started last spring, runs in the East Campus courtyard every Tuesday from 12 to 6. Students and faculty from around campus come to the market for fresh produce. “I get everything here,” said Elena C. Garza, an administrative assistant at MIT. The fruit is good, she said, and “really cheap.”




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