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Last Published: October 21, 2014
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Melissa Renée Schumacher—The Tech

Michael Anderson accepts his Darwin statue on Sunday night at BAHFest East, which was held at Kresge for the second year in a row. Six presenters defended their favorite Bad Ad hoc Hypotheses (BAH) explaining a certain phenomenon as being a result of evolutionary adaptation. Anderson was chosen by a combination of judges’ votes and audience applause. In addition to the doubtful looking Darwin, Anderson took home a $500 prize.

October 21, 2014
The Advance Standing Exam (ASE) takers, mostly students from the Class of 2018, generally did well on the tests during orientation this year, garnering an overall pass rate of 54.9 percent. This pass rate is slightly higher than last year’s 54.2 percent and 52-53 percent in recent years.
STAFF REPORTER
October 21, 2014
In the wake of recent campus deaths, students have been seeking mental health services in greater numbers, part of a general increase in mental health-related visits over the last five years, according to Alan E. Siegel, Chief of MIT’s Mental Health Service.
STAFF REPORTER
October 21, 2014
The Undergraduate Association released the results of the 2018 Class Council elections in an email sent to all freshmen on Friday. The class elected Colin O. Webb ’18 as president and Daysi N. Gomez ’18 as vice president.
October 21, 2014
Dava Newman PhD ’92, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Housemaster of Baker House, was recently nominated by President Obama to be NASA’s deputy administrator.
October 21, 2014
After 14 years as the medical director of MIT Medical, William Kettyle, M.D., will be stepping down. According to MIT News, the announcement was made by Executive Vice President and Treasurer Israel Ruiz SM ’01 on Oct. 14 in an email to faculty and staff.
October 21, 2014
The Department of Chemical Engineering has recently announced the creation of the Raymond F. Baddour (1949) Chemical Engineering Professorship, a title meant for a distinguished faculty member within the department.
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October 21, 2014
October 21, 2014
An article about Kendall Square plans in the Friday, Oct. 17 issue of The Tech misstated the provost’s class year. He is Martin A. Schmidt PhD ’88. The article also misstated the name of a Graduate Student Council committee. It is the Housing & Community Affairs committee, not the Housing Community Activities committee.