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Dancers Quinnton J. Harris ’11 (left) and Stephanie S. Shim ’10 perform in the dance “Now Boarding: Windy City Express” during dance group Mocha Moves’ dress rehearsal of their presentation Mocha Motion this Thursday. Mocha Motion will play on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Little Kresge. See Page 12 for more photos from the dress rehearsal.
ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR
February 20, 2009
Chancellor Philip L. Clay PhD ’75 announced at Wednesday’s faculty meeting that tuition and fees will increase from $36,390 to $37,782 for the 2009-2010 academic year, marking the lowest percentage increase in eight years. But with respect to the inflation rate of 0.09% over the last year, the 3.83% increase in tuition represents a greater financial burden on families as an MIT education is now more expensive relative to family income.
STAFF REPORTER
February 20, 2009
Faculty and staff salaries will be frozen next year for faculty making more than $125,000 a year and staff making more than $75,000 a year, President Susan J. Hockfield announced at Wednesday’s faculty meeting. MIT’s $10 billion endowment has lost 20 to 25 percent of its value, Hockfield said in a letter to the community sent yesterday.
NEWS EDITOR
February 20, 2009
President Susan J. Hockfield announced at the faculty meeting on Wednesday that the motion to revise the General Institute Requirements had been defeated, eliminating any lingering uncertainties among faculty about whether the motion had passed by the required margin. Now, faculty and administrators have gone back to the drawing board to craft an improved plan for amending the GIRs.
ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR
February 20, 2009
Because of inconsistent food quality, low attendance, and high costs, the MacGregor Dining Pilot Program ceased operations as of Tuesday. The program, which served dinner in MacGregor weekly, was instated to test the potential for a full-service dining hall in the dormitory. The program suffered from a $7500 deficit last semester in food and labor costs.




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