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MIT President L. Rafael Reif, along with Provost Martin A. Schmidt PhD ’88, Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart PhD ’88, and members of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge last Friday. Reif was nominated by Harvard President Drew Faust and by the Edgerton Lab. Reif donated $100 to the ALS Association. ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, after the American baseball player who was afflicted with ALS. Gehrig was a member of Phi Delta Theta when he studied at Columbia University.

August 26, 2014
Islamic State militants told the family of journalist James Foley, whom the group beheaded last week, that they had previously offered to return captured Americans in exchange for the release of Aafia Siddiqui ’95, an MIT alumna and alleged al-Qaida operative.
August 26, 2014
A former associate dean of MIT’s Sloan School of Management and his son have pleaded guilty to securities fraud and obstruction of justice after allegedly losing $140 million of investors’ money in hedge funds.
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August 26, 2014
Last Thursday, MIT and Dropbox, the file hosting service, announced a new program to provide Dropbox for Business to all MIT students, staff, and faculty. All MIT users will fall under what Dropbox calls a ‘team.’ According to MIT, Dropbox for Business will offer unlimited storage space and recovery of deleted files to all users.
August 26, 2014
John S. Waugh, an MIT Institute Professor emeritus and professor emeritus in the Department of Chemistry, died Friday, Aug. 22, at the age of 85. Waugh was an authority in chemical physics, known internationally for his work in magnetic resonance.

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