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Articles by Ana Lyons

NEWS EDITOR
June 4, 2010
President Barack Obama announced on June 3 that he plans to nominate MIT School of Engineering dean, Subra Suresh ScD ’81, to act as the next director of the National Science Foundation.
NEWS EDITOR
May 11, 2010
For the past some 15 years, Robert Metcalfe ’68, co-inventor of Ethernet and founder of the digital electronics manufacturer 3Com, has invited finalists in MIT’s iconic $100K entrepreneurship competition into his historic Boston home — settled quaintly in the Back Bay among rows of picturesque brownstones — for his traditional dinner with the competition’s remaining team members.
NEWS EDITOR
April 30, 2010
MIT filed an <i>amicus curiae</i>, or friend-of-the court, brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, urging it to review <i>S</i>tanford v. Roche, a case about patent ownership whose outcome could influence claims to billions of dollars generated by federally funded, university-held patents.
NEWS EDITOR
March 30, 2010
Vrajesh Y. Modi ’11 and Samantha “Sammi” G. Wyman ’11 were elected as Undergraduate Association President and Vice President, receiving over 80 percent of votes in the spring election.
NEWS EDITOR
March 9, 2010
Until recently, the process of how genomic DNA neatly folds itself into the nucleus of a cell — twisting and contorting into a work of astonishingly compact molecular origami — had perplexed biologists.
NEWS EDITOR
March 5, 2010
MIT Medical has proposed to eliminate its inpatient unit and close its overnight urgent care services by the end of 2010. The space vacated by the inpatient unit would be filled with a new “Community Care Center.”
NEWS EDITOR
February 26, 2010
In a public statement posted Wednesday on his website, Chancellor Phillip L. Clay PhD ’88 responded to the Institute-wide Task Force recommendations. While some of the cost-cutting ideas will be implemented soon, many major ideas — like adding more undergraduates, opening summer classes to a wider demographic, eliminating Athena clusters, changing add drop date and modifying the existing dining system — will require further research before being implemented.
NEWS EDITOR
February 12, 2010
Though about half of undergraduates are women, among graduate students, women are outnumbered by men two-to-one. For these women, the campus can be an isolating place.
NEWS EDITOR
February 2, 2010
They’re not furry, they’re not friendly, but perhaps they’re housebroken.
NEWS EDITOR
February 2, 2010
In the end, it all worked out for Daniel A. Whitlow ’10 and Jong-Moon Kim ’09. Last Thursday, the team won first place, and $4,000 in the third annual 6.470 Web Programming Competition. Their social networking site, “Iron Nerd,” lets users exercise with their friends.
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