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September 12, 2008
President Susan Hockfield testified before a House of Representatives committee on energy on Wednesday, making the case for tripling federal funding of energy research.
August 28, 2008
In a college admissions cycle that saw major changes in financial aid and early application programs, the final admissions statistics and profile for the Class of 2012 remained comparable to previous years with the only sizable effect being an increase in female applicants to MIT.
July 9, 2008
Lecture hall 10-250, closed for renovations in the spring, will be bigger and brighter when it reopens for the first day of classes in the fall.
May 13, 2008
Two-thirds of the 1,554 students admitted to the Class of 2012 have accepted MIT’s offer of admission. This year’s 66 percent yield is the third highest in MIT’s history, and only a slight drop from last year’s record high 69 percent yield.
April 29, 2008
Last night, the Dormitory Council, which represents residents from undergraduate dormitories, elected next year’s officers. In the upcoming year, DormCon may be at the forefront of many important decisions, including the development of W1 and continuing debate over mandatory dining plans.
April 4, 2008
The Graduate Student Council elected Oaz Nir, a third-year PhD student and the current editor of the Graduate Student News, as its new president for the 2007–2008 school year on Wednesday.
April 1, 2008
Throughout March, spammers sent a wave of fraudulent e-mail messages claiming to be the “Mit Webmail team” and requesting recipients to “comfirm” their accounts by replying with their passwords. About a half-dozen people have sent their passwords to the attackers after each e-mail, said Jeffrey I. Schiller ’79, MIT Network Manager.
March 18, 2008
MIT released admissions decisions for the class of 2012 on Saturday; 1,554 students, or a record-low 11.6 percent of 13,396 applicants, were admitted. This year’s round of admissions saw an increase in applications from women, under-represented minorities, and international students, said Stuart Schmill ’86, Interim Director of Admissions. There was an overall 8 percent increase in the number of applications from 12,443 last year.
February 29, 2008
Timothy K. Lu G is a prize-winning killer. To be more precise, on Wednesday, he won the $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for Inventiveness for developing methods to kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The prize will support research that aims to contain one of the deadliest threats known to biologists.
February 19, 2008
Third Eye Blind will be the main act in the Spring Weekend Concert to be held on April 25 in the Johnson Athletic Center. The alternative rock band was the favorite choice in a survey of over one thousand undergraduates, garnering a 76 percent approval rating. Jimmy Eat World and Akon ranked second and third, respectively.
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