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Quentin Smith—The Tech
Linus Torvalds, the creator of the open source Linux operating system, dives into the shark tank at the New England Aquarium on Wednesday night. Torvalds was given a choice between giving a keynote presentation at the Linux Plumbers conference and being fed to the sharks, and he chose to jump in. (See page 13.)
ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR
November 5, 2010
Chancellor Philip L. Clay Ph.D. ’75 will be stepping down from his role as Chancellor, President Susan Hockfield announced on Wednesday in an e-mail to the MIT community. Clay, a professor in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, has been the Chancellor since 2001. He plans to go on a one-year sabbatical, and then resume his professorship.
NEWS REPORTER
November 5, 2010
The House Dining Advisory Group (HDAG) has released new fact sheets this past week explaining the pricing, hours, and choices of the new dining plan, which is planned to begin next academic year 2010-2011. HDAG also released a fact sheet on “student engagement and transparency” and the logistics of the Request for Proposal process.
November 5, 2010
Last week you might have noticed an exceptionally high level of noise and number of people milling about Lobby 10. You might have also noticed the red pins popping up on friends’ bags and shirts. These were the telltale signs of the Underclassmen Giving Campaign (UGC), a fundraising campaign spearheaded by the Public Service Center. The campaign was held as a competition between the freshman, sophomore, and junior classes to raise the most funds to support the PSC.
November 5, 2010
Police have arrested one of the two male suspects believed to be responsible for the recent string of street robberies in Cambridge. He was spotted by detectives from Brookline and Cambridge police departments in Medford on Wednesday morning.




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