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An event was held on Tuesday at noon in Lobby 7 to greet the new Chancellor on his first day on the job. Lobby 7 was decorated with a string of lights for the event, which was well-attended by students, staff, and administrators.
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MIT and Phi Beta Epsilon (PBE) released a joint statement today stating that they have resolved several issues that were raised last fall regarding PBE’s suspension from the Interfraternity Council (IFC). On Sept. 21, 2010, PBE was given a four-year suspension by the IFC for violating no-tolerance policies on hazing in PBE’s new member program.
March 4, 2011
John S. Reed ’61 (chairman of the MIT Corporation), David S. Ferriero (10th Archivist of the United States and former associate director of MIT Libraries), and Phillip L. Clay PhD ’75 (senior advisor to the president and former MIT Chancellor) are among the notable speakers selected to talk at the Next Century Convocation on April 10. The event, in honor of MIT’s sesquicentennial, will be held at the Boston Convention Center. According to the MIT150 Convocation invitation, “[these speakers] exemplify the qualities [MIT] values.” The announcement adds that “they can speak to these themes and the importance of MIT’s role in setting an example for the nation and the world.”
March 4, 2011
This summer, East Campus and MacGregor will be open for MIT undergraduate housing. This marks the second summer of MIT’s efforts to consolidate students into fewer dorms to reduce costs.
March 4, 2011
MIT will not submit a bid of interest in response to the New York City Economic Development Corporation’s invitation to partner with the city to build a graduate school of applied science and technology. Patricia Richards, director of media relations at MIT, said that though the Institute has no current plans to apply, MIT considers New York’s initiative to be an important step: “We’ve spoken to them about being helpful to the effort, and they’ve been receptive,” Richards said.
March 4, 2011
The Evaluation Committee for the new House Dining program is currently looking at three vendors — Aramark, Sodexo, and Bon Appetit — for overseeing the new system. The Evaluation Committee is composed of students from all of the dorms with dining halls — Baker, McCormick, Next, Simmons, and the Phoenix Group. All three vendors already operate different aspects of dining at MIT.

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