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November 1, 2013
MIT’s East Campus Steering Committee has selected the next group in charge of advancing the development of the Kendall Square area. The group will collaborate on a study of the property, which will develop into a long-term strategy for development for the area, and in particular the balancing of meeting commercial, residential, and academic needs, according to the MIT News Office.
November 1, 2013
Billionaire Carlos Slim Helú promised to donate $74 million to the Broad Institute Monday, according to the Boston Globe. His donation will fund genetic research based on the DNA of Hispanics and other non-Europeans, the Globe reported. “I try to support this kind of project — that is for the interest of everyone in the world, but with some focus in Mexico and Latin America,” Slim told the Globe.
November 1, 2013
Students and alumni of MIT’s fraternities, sororities, and independent living groups (FSILGs) gathered on Oct. 24 for a meeting regarding the temporary restriction on large events in Boston FSILG residences, which are to remain until the assembly limits of each residence could be evaluated. Boston FSILG residences are applying for updated assembly permits and are restricted from having events that exceed the occupancy of their houses until the permits have been issued — effectively, a ban on parties and other large events at the residences.
November 1, 2013
Coursera, a California-based venture that has enrolled 5 million students in its free online courses, on Thursday announced a partnership with the U.S. government to create “learning hubs” around the world where students can go to get Internet access to free courses supplemented by weekly in-person class discussions with local teachers or facilitators.

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