Articles by Curt Fischer
February 9, 2007
MIT administrators and lawyers may be breathing a bit easier in 2007, for 2006 saw the resolution of three controversial, protracted, legal and procedural battles. In two cases related to alleged student suicides, MIT settled out-of-court with the families of the deceased, and in a third case, MIT acquiesced to Department of Defense desires and allowed the DOD to handle an investigation into alleged fraud by MIT researchers.
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February 6, 2007
The excitement was palpable but the action was strictly virtual in Kresge Auditorium, the scene of this year’s final tournament for 6.370, MIT’s artificial intelligence programming contest. A large and diverse crowd turned out Saturday night to cheer on their favorite programmers as the programs — virtual autonomous robot armies — battled against each other on-screen.