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Mark Antony (Zachary D. Tribbett ’13, left) leads a Roman citizen (Salvador Esparza ‘14, right) out of a crowd to see Julius Caesar’s (Christopher D. Smith ‘13) body up close in the MIT Shakespeare Ensemble’s performance of “Julius Caesar.” The MIT Shakespeare Ensemble, composed of MIT students and community members who work together long-term to produce Shakespeare shows, are performing the play until March 23.
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A fake email that appeared to be sent by President L. Rafael Reif addressing all of MIT was sent to all MIT dorms at 1 a.m. this morning, announcing that all classes would be cancelled for Wednesday, March 20, due to “threatening requests” regarding the Swartz case. The email followed a letter from Reif yesterday morning to the MIT community laying out the Institute’s plans for releasing evidence from the Swartz case.
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CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
In a letter this morning, MIT’s president announced plans to make requested Swartz-related evidence public, with names redacted to “protect the privacy and safety of those members of our community.” However, much of this information is already publicly known and has been published by The Tech and the New York Times, among others.
March 19, 2013
I am writing to explain an important step that MIT has decided to take relating to the Aaron Swartz situation. Since this action affects members of our community, directly or indirectly, I want you to hear about it from me.
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EDITOR IN CHIEF
March 19, 2013
This year’s Undergraduate Association Presidential/Vice Presidential election took a surprise turn late Sunday night, when UA VP candidate Johnathan Kongoletos ’14 emailed out to several dorm lists announcing his withdrawal from the UA VP candidacy at 11:21 p.m., under 10 hours before online voting opened at 9 a.m. yesterday morning. At that time and throughout the day, both of the tickets — Sidhanth P. Rao ’14/Devin T. Cornish ’14 and Cory D. Hernandez ’14/Johnathan Kongoletos ’14, for UA P/VP — still appeared on the ballot at vote.mit.edu.
NEWS EDITOR
March 19, 2013
“One overarching message emerged from student and faculty feedback: ‘If it’s not broken, don’t fix it,’” the report reads. The IAP Subcommittee of the Faculty Policy Committee has released its final report following a “thorough review of IAP and its evolution in the last 40 years,” as stated in its charge. The report contains 10 recommendations in response to seven questions the committee was asked to consider, as well as an additional recommendation regarding campus community during IAP.
March 19, 2013
A body found in the Charles River last Thursday was identified Friday as that of a 32-year-old South End man who went over the rail of the bridge on Jan. 1. Although investigators did not officially release the name, the man had been previously identified as Joe Gage by a memorial on the bridge.



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