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Articles by John A. Hawkinson

STAFF REPORTER
September 16, 2008
The young boy arrested with Aafia Siddiqui ’95 on July 17 has been released to Pakistani custody to be turned over to Siddiqui’s relatives, The Associated Press reported yesterday.
STAFF REPORTER
September 12, 2008
Aafia Siddiqui ’95 was diagnosed with chronic depressive type psychosis, according to court documents released today. Siddiqui is the MIT alum and Brandeis PhD who disappeared mysteriously in Pakistan in 2003, and is married to alleged terrorist Amar Al-Baluchi, who is being held at Guantanamo Bay.
STAFF REPORTER
September 5, 2008
The MIT alumna arrested mid-July in Afghanistan failed to appear for her indictment in federal court in Manhattan yesterday. Aafia Siddiqui ’95, refuses to be strip-searched, so she cannot make court appearances, receive visitors, or use the telephone. She has had minimal contact with her lawyers since mid-August.
STAFF REPORTER
August 28, 2008
Over the summer, we at The Tech heard there was a war between Russia and the country of Georgia. Curious, I turned to the popular source for cartographic data, Google Maps.
STAFF REPORTER
August 27, 2008
MIT has initiated a $3 million project to upgrade the snow-melting systems on the Stata Center, MIT Building 32.
STAFF REPORTER
August 26, 2008
Aafia Siddiqui ’95 — terrorist or victim?
STAFF REPORTER
August 8, 2008
Aafia Siddiqui ’95, missing since 2003, was arrested in Afghanistan and was arraigned Tuesday morning in Federal District Court in New York City. She is accused of picking up an assault rifle and shooting at U.S. personnel when she was in Afghan police custody.
STAFF REPORTER
July 9, 2008
Student groups were billed $27,000 in unexpected charges for phones and network in June, covering the fiscal year from July 2007 to June 2008. The MIT administration has agreed to cover the charges this year, but plans for who would pay similar charges next year remain uncertain.
STAFF REPORTER
November 2, 2007
Information Services and Technology is considering revamping the MIT e-mail system to include calendaring. IS&T is also considering changing the mail system’s infrastructure to include commercial products like Microsoft’s Exchange server, even while expressing serious concern that those products may not scale to function adequately in MIT’s demanding e-mail environment. Currently, the mail system is based on open source software, though it includes commercial devices for spam filtering.
STAFF REPORTER
November 2, 2007
If you walk around public areas of the Institute, there may be cameras recording you.
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