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Last Published: October 31, 2014
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NIH Director Dr. Francis S. Collins, as a part of the Compton Lectures series, gave a talk entitled “Exceptional Opportunities in Biomedical Research” on Tuesday in 10-250. Dr. Collins (right), introduced by MIT president Rafael Reif, answered audience questions after his lecture.

October 31, 2014
The national organization of Lambda Chi Alpha announced Thursday that it had suspended the MIT chapter of LCA for at least five years. The MIT News Office said that the brothers of the fraternity would be required to move out by Sunday and that the building would close.
October 31, 2014
This semester 171 freshmen received emails from their professors issuing them a fifth week flag to warn them of poor performance in the class. Approximately 16.4 percent of the 2018 class received flags this fall, much lower than the average number of flags per year received over the last decade.
October 31, 2014
In response to the ongoing Ebola epidemic, MIT has reiterated the State Department and Center of Disease Control’s position which advises against travel to and from Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea.
October 31, 2014
Daniel E. Slotnik contributed reporting.
October 31, 2014
In a web update published at 2 p.m. on Oct. 27 on The Tech website, the following quote “sexual assault and rape happen because men can get carried away in sexual assaults once they’ve started” was misquoted and should read: “...sexual situations once they’ve started.”
October 28, 2014
MIT released the results Monday of the sexual assault survey sent to all undergraduate and graduate students in April. Seventeen percent of female undergraduate respondents said that they had experienced behaviors defined as sexual assault at MIT, and President L. Rafael Reif said he is “disturbed by the extent and nature of the problem.”
October 28, 2014
Undergraduate students from the east side of campus have set up a website called “This is the East Side” that offers a glimpse into residential life at MIT. The project was prompted by a general “distrust that so many students have for the administration” and a community dinner with Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart PhD ’88 at East Campus, according to Jessica M. Parker ’15, the president of East Campus. Parker said that she and others involved in the project hope that it will narrow the “gap in perspective” between students and the administration.