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Akimitsu Hogge—The Tech
The Dalai Lama speaks during his lecture “Stages of Meditation: Buddhism for the 21st Century” last Tuesday in Kresge Auditorium. The lecture was based on a text by the 8th Century Buddhist scholar Acharya Kamalasila. In a humorous moment, he accepted a baseball hat bearing the MIT logo. For article and photos, see p. 10-11.
STAFF REPORTER
October 19, 2012
A faculty task force has recommended to the Provost that MIT proceed with its east campus (Kendall Square) rezoning proposal, but to consider the land as “an extremely precious resource” and to drive the process with a new comprehensive design plan, rather than commercial interests. The report was discussed at Wednesday’s faculty meeting and released later that day.
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October 19, 2012
Third-year Department of Chemistry graduate student Allison Tovo-Dwyer passed away last Thursday, after a yearlong battle with cancer. She was 25 years old.
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STAFF REPORTER
October 19, 2012
On Wednesday edX announced a new collaboration with Cengage Learning, a large Connecticut-based provider of educational content and software. The company will both supply content to edX and work with edX to improve pedagogy.
October 19, 2012
A 4.0-magnitude earthquake shook southern Maine at approximately 7:12 p.m. on Tuesday, resulting in a shockwave felt all across New England. The quake, which was downgraded from its initial estimated magnitude of 4.6, caused no apparent injuries or property damage. Cambridge residents reported experiencing weak shaking.



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