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Associate Professor Nergis Mavalvala recently won the $500,000 MacArthur “Genius” grant for her research in detecting gravitational waves from outer space. Professor Mavalvala is a member of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory project that uses highly sensitive laser interferometry to detect potential gravity waves.
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October 8, 2010
Nightline, MIT’s student-run hotline for counseling, information, and support, is ceasing operations for at least two semesters while it decides on several major structural changes. Its coordinators hope that Nightline will be able to return in the fall of 2011 at least in some reduced capacity.
October 8, 2010
Imagine you wanted to buy a gift for your aunt. You might ask her for a wish list, bring the paper into a store and spend a dull afternoon browsing.
October 8, 2010
Preliminary assessments on Walker Memorial have identified the ninety-four year old building as a potential new home for MIT’s Music and Theater program.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
October 8, 2010
DURHAM, N.C. — For nearly two weeks, many here on the Duke University campus had been aware of a certain senior “thesis” that a recent graduate wrote, intended as a joke, about her sexual exploits with 13 student-athletes.



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