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Last Published: July 9, 2014
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David Da He—The Tech

Boston’s Fourth of July fireworks as viewed from Cambridge. The show was rescheduled to July 3 due to weather conditions, and was immediately followed by a thunderstorm that sent spectators scurrying for shelter.

NEWS EDITOR
July 9, 2014
In an effort to be more inclusive, the undergraduate admissions office is considering adding to the gender options on its freshman application. Currently, the only choices available are “female” and “male.”
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STAFF REPORTER
July 9, 2014
By the start of the fall semester, MIT students’ permanent home addresses, term phone numbers, and term addresses will no longer be displayed in the online MIT people directory.
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July 9, 2014
This fall, when freshmen are exploring dorms and living groups and taking part in Residence Exploration (REX) activities, they’ll have one more dorm to consider: Maseeh. Starting this September, Maseeh Hall will join the list of dorms that participate in First Year Residence Exchange (FYRE), allowing 15 freshmen to switch in and out at the end of REX.
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July 9, 2014
Paul U. Uche ’13 passed away on June 19 at the age of 23 following a two-year battle with leukemia.
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July 9, 2014
The deaths of graduate students Hadi Kasab and Eliana Hechter, whom MIT lost this spring, have since been ruled suicides.
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July 9, 2014
MIT named Professor Tomasz S. Mrowka ’83 the interim head of the Department of Mathematics this June.
July 9, 2014
Loans from MIT Libraries are now automatically renewed three days before the due date, so long as there are renewals available and no requests. MIT Libraries hopes that this new policy, which took effect May 15, will save patrons effort and time.
July 9, 2014
Rising MIT sophomore Matthew L. Guthmiller ’17 is on his way to becoming the youngest person ever to fly solo around the world. On May 31, he took off from El Cajón, California, beginning a 26,600-mile journey that will take him to five continents and possibly secure him the world record.
THE BOSTON GLOBE
July 9, 2014
Kaitlin R. Goldstein was an academic standout. Studying architecture and engineering, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a master’s from the University of Texas at Austin before pursuing a doctorate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she was part of a team that twice won a White House competition on energy efficiency research.
July 9, 2014
Seth Teller, a professor of computer science and engineering at MIT who was well known for his efforts to advance human-robot interactions, died last Tuesday. He was 50, and he had been a member of the MIT faculty since 1994.
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
July 9, 2014
Professor emeritus John G. King ’50, PhD ‘53, an experimental physicist, transformative physics educator, and leader of the MIT Molecular Beams Laboratory in the Research Laboratory for Electronics for 42 years, died on June 15 at his summer house in Wellfleet, Mass. A longtime resident of Cambridge, King was 88. The cause of death was congestive heart and renal failure.
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
July 9, 2014
MIT professor emeritus of chemistry Irwin Oppenheim, 84, of Cambridge, passed away on June 3 from complications following cardiac surgery.
July 9, 2014