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A large portion of the Kendall Square rooftop garden was fenced off as of Thursday. Part of the garden will be replaced by a two-story connector building occupied by Google. The approval process for the connector has been quite controversial, with the City Council approving the work only after believing the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority had done so, though in fact the Authority had no quorum at the time. Last week, CRA Executive Director Joseph Tulimieri resigned amidst questions about his salary and compensation. City Manager Robert W. Healy has appointed Susan Glazer from the city’s Community Development department to head up the CRA in the interim. Both Tulimieri and administrative assistant Tracy Mercer, who also resigned last week, did not respond to requests for comment.
October 5, 2012
With just a month to go before the presidential election on November 6, MIT students are all talking politics. Or are they? In light of the first presidential debate, how do students feel about voting, elections, and politics in general this year?
October 5, 2012
Often overshadowed by its engineering and science counterparts, the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS) at MIT has been called the “hidden jewel” of the Institute. Now, the SHASS has one more award to add to its list of accolades. On Oct. 2, the MacArthur Foundation announced that it had selected MIT professor Junot Diaz to receive a MacArthur Fellowship for his outstanding talent in fiction writing. The foundation awards about 20 so-called “Genius Grants” each year, which each come with $500,000 of no-strings-attached prize money in installments over five years.
October 5, 2012

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