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Source: Forest City Zoning Petition/Kling Stubbins
A new life sciences and office building at 300 Mass. Ave. next to Random Hall, to be occupied by Millennium Pharmaceuticals, pictured above. The city council’s vote to approve the building was postponed to Aug. 6. Some have opposed the proposal, citing the building’s height and lack of housing. See article, page 16. 
August 1, 2012
Five candidates have just been hired to serve as Resident Life Area Directors (RLADs), beginning Aug. 6 in MacGregor Hall, McCormick Hall, New House, Next House, and Simmons Hall. Two others have been promoted from their previous position of Residential Life Associate (RLA) when that role was discontinued at the end of this academic year. According to Henry J. Humphreys, Dean of Residential Life and Dining, the housemasters of the remaining dormitories — Baker House, Bexley House, East Campus, Random Hall, and Senior House — will meet with their respective communities about their RLADs in the early fall.
August 1, 2012
On July 24, University of California, Berkeley joined edX — the online education venture started by MIT and Harvard University — and will offer online classes in the fall. MIT has billed edX as an open platform that universities can use to improve their on-campus education and simultaneously make courses available to worldwide audiences. There are seven classes set to be offered for fall 2012, including BerkeleyX courses “Software as a Service” and “Artificial Intelligence.”
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August 1, 2012
In mid-May, when second-year Sloan student Philip Cohen visited the nearly 5000 square feet of space on the fifth floor of E52 that would later host 40 start-up companies, the only furniture over there was a 1970s style leather massage arm chair. By June 4, 14 offices and a common area with five large tables had emerged to host the teams until Aug. 31.
August 1, 2012
On July 17, the Cambridge Planning Board reviewed Novartis’ plans for fencing its public access courtyard at the new Novartis campus. The board rejected the plans due to concerns over the courtyard security, requiring Novartis to come back with a new proposal.