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Articles by John A. Hawkinson

STAFF REPORTER
April 13, 2012
The MIT student community was a no-show at Tuesday’s presentation on the reinvention of Kendall Square. There were about 100 people in attendance; 80 percent were the general public, while the remainder were city employees, committee members, etc. Two MIT students were there, and also many community residents, including some MIT faculty and retirees from 303 Third Street.
STAFF REPORTER
April 6, 2012
Was your laptop searched by U.S. Customs coming back from spring break? It could have been, without a warrant, and the government might have kept it for days, weeks, or even months while they searched it.
STAFF REPORTER
April 6, 2012
For the past year, the city of Cambridge has been running a $350,000 study to determine the future of Kendall Square. That study is almost complete, and the city is gearing up for a final public meeting to present its recommendations and get public feedback.
STAFF REPORTER
January 18, 2012
James L. Sherley has filed the first brief of his formal appeal in his battle to stop government funding of human embryonic stem cell research.
STAFF REPORTER
December 9, 2011
On Wednesday evening, Novartis announced Toshiko Mori as the second architect for its extended Cambridge campus and received approval to proceed with excavation contingent upon careful review of the public access to its courtyard.
STAFF REPORTER
September 9, 2011
The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a $175,000 fine for MIT, as a result of a CSAIL researcher shipping 33 devices with lithium batteries via FedEx in a box not labelled for hazardous materials — a violation of federal law. The box caught fire at FedEx’s Medford, Mass., facility on Aug. 25, 2009.
STAFF REPORTER
August 3, 2011
The latest battle over human embryonic stem cell research is over, and the National Institutes of Health has won — the research can continue. The war can still go on with appeals, potentially as high as the Supreme Court, but researchers are unlikely to face court-ordered prohibitions on research as that multi-year process continues.
STAFF REPORTER
June 10, 2011
Stanford lost its patent dispute with Roche on Tuesday.
STAFF REPORTER
May 3, 2011
Human embryonic stem cell researchers — at MIT and elsewhere — can rest easy … at least for now.
STAFF REPORTER
April 29, 2011
Yesterday MIT filed a petition with the City of Cambridge requesting zoning changes for the campus east of Ames Street. MIT proposes to create a new zoning district to support future academic and retail development in the next ten years.
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