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Nicholas Chornay—The Tech
Clara S. Bennett ’10 and the band Asymptotic Freedom rock out to Santana at the Physics Rock Concert held last Wednesday in 54-100. Band members included Prof. Martin W. Zwierlein PhD ’07 (piano), Prof. Enectalí Figueroa-Fliciano (drums), Meng Heng Touch ’12 (vocals), Prof. Alexander van Oudenaarden (guitar), Daniella C. Bardalez Gagliuffi ’11 (vocals), and Jeff R. Chabot PhD ’05 (guitar). Other acts featured popular songs re-imagined with physics- or physics department-related lyrics, including a cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson” that focused instead on Prof. Sean P. Robinson ’99, well-known to the crowd as the department administrator and head of Junior Lab.
STAFF REPORTER
April 1, 2011
At the Undergraduate Association (UA) Senate meeting on Monday, March 28, UA President Vrajesh Y. Modi ’11 proposed a total overhaul of the UA Constitution to address internal organizational issues, in conjunction with 42 UAS 14.2, the Bill to Unify the Undergraduate Student Voice at MIT. The UA passed a bill proposed by Senate Speaker Jonté M. Craighead ’13 — 42 UAS 14.1 — which formed an ad-hoc committee to review the current structure of the UA and to consider the changes proposed in 14.2. Together, the bills may mark the beginning of the end of the UA Senate.
ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR
April 1, 2011
In 1999, a group of women faculty members came together to report on the experience of being a tenured female faculty member at MIT. According to the original report, women faculty “proved to be underpaid, to have unequal access to the resources of MIT, to be excluded from any substantive power within the University.”
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STAFF REPORTER
April 1, 2011
Sophomores and juniors at McCormick Hall have been given the option of moving to Burton Conner or MacGregor next fall due to dissatisfaction with the new dining plan. The former McCormick residents will be integrated as formal residents of their new houses, residing in non-dining communities that maintain the single-sex aspect of living in McCormick.
STAFF REPORTER
April 1, 2011
Novartis has selected Maya Lin, the designer of the Vietnam War Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., as the architect and designer of its new campus to be built on Massachusetts Avenue just north of MIT, at the former Analog Devices site, between Albany Street and Windsor Street.



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