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Nightline is dead. The student support hotline, which anyone could call, was shut down because of staffing shortages and too many off-campus callers tying up resources. See p. 10 for a list of mental health resources if you need help, or just someone to talk to.

Subra Suresh ScD ’81, Dean of the School of Engineering, was confirmed by the Senate as Director of the National Science Foundation on Wednesday. He had been waiting since June.

Nergis Mavalvala PhD ’97 is a Genius! The MIT physics professor received a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship on Tuesday. She will receive $500,000 over the next five years to spend as she sees fit — no strings attached.

The new Dean for Residential Life and Dining is Henry J. Humphreys, effective Nov. 1. He will be a senior associate dean, reporting to Chris Colombo. Humphreys has been Director of Residential Life at Boston College since 2002. He replaces Karen Nilsson, who is retiring.

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