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Articles by Meghan Nelson

ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR
May 4, 2010
Last weekend at ROFLcon, I was online without being on the internet. The guest list read like a printout of my browser history.
ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR
March 19, 2010
Facing a 6.2 percent increase in applications and a 9.7 percent admission rate, the MIT Class of 2014 experienced the most competitive admissions cycle yet. The biggest change to the process was a modified essay requirement, eliminating the standard 500-word essay and introducing more and shorter essays.
ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR
March 9, 2010
Cadets came dressed in their military best, in pressed uniforms emblazoned with stripes and ribbons, at last Friday’s Military Ball, the MIT Reserve Officers’ Training Corps annual formal social event.
STAFF REPORTER
March 2, 2010
Only one pair of candidates has officially registered to run for Undergraduate Association President and Vice President this spring. In response, the UA has extended its late petition deadline for the presidential/vice presidential race to Thursday, March 4.
STAFF REPORTER
February 2, 2010
The MIT Police found one of its officers, Joseph D’Amelio, arrested for drug trafficking in mid-March. The eventual fallout led to his dismissal, and, separately, the dismissal of one MIT police officer and the suspension of another for recycling 400 issues of <i>The Tech</i>. D’Amelio’s trial began on January 11, 2010 and is ongoing.
STAFF REPORTER
January 20, 2010
The Initiative for Faculty Race and Diversity released its final report on the minority faculty experience at MIT last Thursday after a two and a half year effort. Stemming from an effort to understand why a disproportionately small number of MIT faculty are members of minority groups, the report found that there are inequities in the minority faculty experience.
STAFF REPORTER
January 20, 2010
Two colleagues admonished him once for drinking beer at his first faculty meeting, mistaking an energy drink for alcohol, he tells the interviewers. Another participant confesses that he deliberately places books in his office as evidence to visitors of his academic qualifications. Others complain that they are misidentified as custodians.
STAFF REPORTER
December 1, 2009
If you’re from the U.S., feasts and family gatherings probably come to mind before media clips and TV shows when you think of Thanksgiving.
STAFF REPORTER
November 20, 2009
Faculty members unanimously passed two motions at Wednesday’s faculty meeting: one establishing academic guidelines for prolonged emergencies on campus and the second scheduling the September student holiday on the same day as the fall career fair.
STAFF REPORTER
October 30, 2009
Students who have concerns or uncertainties about sex don’t need to suffer alone, and can seek out help through MIT Medical’s Kate McCarthy. A year ago, McCarthy joined MIT Medical’s Center of Health Promotion and Wellness as its program manager on sexual health. She works to promote safe sex and understanding of sex in the community. While her role includes hosting events, including a December 1st “Know Your Status” HIV testing day, and writing “Sexpertise,” her online advice column where students can submit questions about sex, McCarthy primarily meets with students on a one-on-one basis to discuss all aspects of sex.
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