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Portuguese will now be offered by Course 21F, beginning in the Fall, with a four-semester program.

Institute Professor Peter Diamond was officially nominated by President Obama to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, after more than a month of rumors. See page 2.

Prof. Sheila E. Widnall ’60 has been appointed to a business and technology review panel reviewing troubled carmaker Toyota’s operations.

Ring Delivery for the Class of 2012 is tonight at the Boston Public Library. Bring your 2012 MIT ID.

Senior House’s Steer Roast is this weekend. Meat is served at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Prof. Esther C. Duflo PhD ’99 won the John Bates Clark medal, awarded to the top U.S. economist under 40.

Theresa M. Regan will leave MIT to become Director of Enterprise Infrastructure at Tufts. Regan has managed various parts of our IT infrastructure in her 15 years here.

President Obama nominated Denise Jefferson Casper, Deputy District Attorney for Middlesex County, as a judge on the United States District Court for Massachusetts.

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