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Christopher A. Maynor—The Tech
Friends trod over fresh snow back to their dorms yesterday evening. The Prudential Tower gleams across the river through a cold haze.
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
March 2, 2012
Last Monday, a group of about 40 students gathered in Twenty Chimneys for a seemingly normal evening meal. From the outside, it looked like any other student group event with free food. In reality, these students shared one very personal experience: they were first-generation (FG) students.
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EXECUTIVE EDITOR
March 2, 2012
The MIT Corporation has set the wheels in motion for replacing President Susan J. Hockfield, who announced her resignation on Feb. 16 and will continue as president until a replacement is sworn in. James A. Champy ’63, who led the search committee that selected Hockfield, will again chair the presidential search committee. Chairman of the MIT Corporation John S. Reed ’61 has hopes that the committee will be formed and begin its work next week.
NEWS EDITOR
March 2, 2012
E.C. Whitehead Professor, Biology Graduate Program Co-Director, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator Tania A. Baker has been named as the next head of the department of biology. She will assume the position on April 1, succeeding Chris A. Kaiser PhD ’88, who was selected to run the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) in October. Baker was the associate department head for biology from 1999 to 2004.
March 2, 2012
The Undergraduate Association failed for a second time Tuesday evening to approve its core governing documents. With only 14 representatives of the 19-member UA Council (the council should be made up of 21 people, but Bexley did not select a representative, and off-campus is not yet represented) present at their second-ever meeting, only a couple of dissenting votes or abstentions were able to kill motions to pass the UA Constitution and the UA Bylaws.




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