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Articles by John A. Hawkinson

NEWS EDITOR
December 7, 2010
Stem cell researchers can be cautiously optimistic.
NEWS EDITOR
December 7, 2010
Yesterday, the Anna L. Tang trial entered its 5th day, and the entire day was spent on the testimony of one witness — arguably the most pivotal yet confusing witness of the entire trial — the prosecution’s Court-appointed forensic psychologist, Dr. Alison Fife. Under cross-examination, Fife’s credibility took several large hits.
NEWS EDITOR
December 3, 2010
Anna L. Tang is mentally ill. Anna L. Tang stabbed Wolfe B. Styke ’11 seven times, but did not kill him.
NEWS EDITOR
November 23, 2010
In the latest update in the stem cell lawsuit, Sherley v. Sebelius, James L. Sherley now has to contend with the opposition of his own employer, the Boston Biomedical Research Institution.
NEWS EDITOR
October 29, 2010
Novartis and MIT announced Wednesday that MIT has leased four parcels of land just north of the MIT campus to Novartis. Novartis will increase its space by at least 400,000 square feet, and invest $600 million for construction of laboratory and office space, as well as ground floor retail space.
NEWS EDITOR
September 28, 2010
A three-judge panel in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in the stem cell case yesterday, and also rejected the University of California’s motion to become a party to the case. Additionally, the government filed several motions before the lower court late last night, seeking judgement in their favor.
NEWS EDITOR
September 24, 2010
MIT has appointed Cynthia Barnhart PhD ’88 as acting dean of the School of Engineering, while it waits patiently to see if the current dean, Subra Suresh ScD ’81, will be confirmed by the United States Senate as the next director of the National Science Foundation.
NEWS EDITOR
September 21, 2010
Anna L. Tang is moving from Framingham to Brighton while under house arrest to be closer to her trial and the class she is taking at Boston University.
NEWS EDITOR
September 21, 2010
Two new developments occurred yesterday in Sherley v. Sebelius, the case that has halted and restarted federally funded human embryonic stem cell research.
NEWS EDITOR
September 17, 2010
The Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said Wednesday that it will hear oral arguments about whether to suspend a lower court’s preliminary injunction barring federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research.
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