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Lobby 10 cameras return — for one week.

As of late last week, two video cameras have returned to Lobby 10, overlooking it from both sides, just as they were present during three weeks in February.

The cameras will only be up for one week, according to Thomas W. Komola, manager of MIT’s Security and Emergency Management Office.

The cameras’ purpose, just as in February, is to monitor the security of an exhibit in Lobby 10, “Graduate Women of Excellence,” Komola said.

The exhibit runs through Thursday, and “Highlights of great moments in graduate women’s history at MIT as well as the exciting work conducted by alumnae and current graduate women,” according to the exhibit’s website, and is sponsored by the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education.

The security office maintains strict policies on the use of camera footage, Komola told The Tech in February. In the course of a criminal investigation, “The MIT Police Department is the sole entity that may request and use this information,” and “a written request must be signed and presented by the Chief of MIT Police.”

— John A. Hawkinson