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Top: Robin L. Deits; Bottom: Jennifer Wang
East Campus and Maseeh Hall residents race land-yachts during REX on Tuesday. A frenzied week-long build followed EC’s challenge to Maseeh last week. Although both teams had produced fully functional yachts, there was not enough wind to race. The teams are looking forward to racing on the next windy day. Top: Maseeh students strap a rollerblade to their yacht. Bottom: EC and Maseeh racers gather outside 7-11 in Technology Square.
NEWS EDITOR
September 2, 2011
Last Tuesday, MIT sorority Pi Beta Phi (Pi Phi) received a bid from the MIT Housing Office to lease 405 Memorial Drive, the house previously occupied by the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. After occupancy terms are discussed between MIT and Pi Phi and a formal agreement is signed, the sorority will be able to move into the new house starting in Fall 2012.
EDITOR IN CHIEF
September 2, 2011
MIT has finally finished the most complex housing cycle in recent memory. The 460-bed Maseeh Hall opened alongside a substantial overhaul of the Institute’s undergraduate dining system. Both Maseeh and the dining system were predicted to influence the choices freshmen make about where they want to live.
EDITOR IN CHIEF
September 2, 2011
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced yesterday that it signed a 10-year lease with MIT for 180,000 square feet of space in a building to be constructed at 610 Main St. The site is just north of MIT’s main campus in the Technology Square area, several blocks up Main St. from the Kendall Square T-stop. Pfizer predicts they will move into the new building when it is completed by the end of 2013.
September 2, 2011
Class registration is stepping into the 21st century. This year, students majoring in courses 4, 14, 15, 16, 18, 21W, and 24 will take part in an online registration pilot program, which will eventually replace the current paper mechanism for class registration. This program is one of the first steps of MIT’s three-year “Education Systems Roadmap,” which aims to digitize, streamline, and centralize operations at MIT.




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