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Professor Suzanne Berger, above, and Professor Phillip A. Sharp co-chaired the Production in the Innovation Economy Commission, which just finished its two-year study of the U.S. manufacturing sector’s role in supporting innovation.

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September 24, 2013
President L. Rafael Reif announced Friday a new Innovation Initiative at MIT for research and education focused on the role of manufacturing in “accelerating” innovation, which he called the “signature competitive advantage” of the United States.
September 24, 2013
In addition to changing leaves and cooler temperatures, October brings with it the official start to flu season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the flu season can last until May. In response, MIT Medical will once again hold free flu vaccination clinics.
September 24, 2013
This was the second year of the First Year Residence Exchange (FYRE), the process allowing freshmen to switch their dorm assignment. Participation dropped from 159 to 124 students. As of this year, students could no longer move into Maseeh Hall during FYRE, but the total number of moves increased from 96 to 107.
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September 24, 2013
The MIT Panhellenic Association held sorority recruitment for five of MIT’s six sororities beginning Aug. 31 with an afternoon kickoff on Kresge Oval and ending with bid night on Sept. 4. The “4-day process [is] designed to introduce [women] to MIT sorority life,” according to the association’s online FAQ page.



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