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Articles by Ana Lyons

January 20, 2010
Meet Eleanor. Her sleek, reflective body spans the length of nearly 16 feet — encrusted with over 580 silicon solar cells and capable of generating an estimated power output of 1200 watts. Her streamlined curves and futuristic design make her an instant star of any roadway, whizzing past other cars at speeds of up to a potential 90 mph and boasting a drag coefficient of only 0.11.
November 24, 2009
Three MIT students were named Rhodes Scholars last Sunday, setting a record for the number of MIT students awarded the prestigious Oxford fellowship in any one year.
November 20, 2009
MIT Medical vaccinated nearly 1,050 students against the H1N1 flu-virus last Tuesday as part of a quickly arranged clinic.
November 17, 2009
MIT’s Graduate Student Council (GSC) recently added national policy to its otherwise campus-based advocacy agenda, pushing for tax exemption of graduate student stipends, open access to federally funded published research, and higher caps on H1-B visas for advanced-degree holders to members of Congress earlier this fall.
October 27, 2009
Churning out Toscanini’s newest flavors of ice cream is not a shiny new Cuisinart automatic, but local Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef Kevin A. Rafferty.
October 27, 2009
President Barack Obama commended MIT for its “extraordinary energy research” and urged America to take leadership in cleaner technologies in a speech this past Friday at Kresge Auditorium.
October 23, 2009
Among the 200 cost-cutting ideas presented in the preliminary Institute-wide task force report, several ideas stand out for their potential to impact graduate student life at MIT, if implemented:<br> ¶ “Right-size” graduate student body<br> ¶ Reevaluate TA costs<br> ¶ “3+2” transfer programs<br> ¶ Online-based masters degrees
September 22, 2009
At community forums held on Thursday and Monday afternoon, students, faculty, and staff voiced concerns about MIT’s preliminary cost-cutting report. Many worried about the report’s recommendations, especially the proposals to increase undergraduate enrollment by 10 percent and to decrease the number of graduate students by 1,000. Staff were concerned about potential cuts to their retirement and health benefits.
September 15, 2009
Since MIT opened its doors to its first woman student in 1873, the Institute has increasingly worked to provide a wealth of support to both its undergraduate and graduate female students. With the recent layoff of Lynn Roberson, long-time assistant director and advocate of Women’s Programs and Support, however, one aspect of this support has been eliminated for the second time.
September 8, 2009
Crowding at MIT undergraduate dorms has increased from last year: between 130 and 135 students are crowded in dorms room this year, while only 85 to 90 students were crowded in fall 2008, according to Robin Baughman, assistant director of housing. Baughman wrote, “We anticipate this number will go down throughout the fall term as cancellations occur to the building that can accommodate overflow housing.”
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