News Briefs

Prefrosh found unconscious near McCormick during CPW

A female prefrosh was found unconscious near McCormick late on Thursday last week, according to an e-mail sent by Bexley housemaster Robert M. Randolph to dorm residents.

The e-mail stated that the prefrosh had been intoxicated and spent the night at Massachusetts General Hospital. “[It]appears she may have gotten the alcohol … in Bexley,” Randolph wrote. He added, “Foolish behavior puts a dent in the notion that we can self-govern.”

Campus Police captain Jay A. Perault, CPW organizer and assistant director of admissions Lauren E. Avalos, and admissions director Stuart Schmill ’86 could not be reached yesterday for comment. Neither Randolph nor MIT News Office director Nathaniel W. Nickerson could provide more information about the incident as of late afternoon yesterday.

John Reed nominated to be next MIT Corporation chair

MIT announced yesterday that John S. Reed ’61, former chairman and CEO of Citigroup and former chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, was nominated to be the MIT Corporation’s next chairman, replacing Dana G. Mead PhD ’67 who retires in June.At MIT, Reed earned a bachelor’s degree in Management Science in 1961 and a master’s degree in the same course in 1965.

MIT employee who allegedly shook baby still in custody

Geoffrey V. Wilson ’02, the Media Lab employee arrested on March 7, remains in custody without bail.

Wilson was charged with the murder of his 6-month-old son Nathan. He was in court for a pre-trial hearing last week Monday. His next court appearance is May 24.

Wilson, who has pleaded not guilty, admitted to gently shaking his son. The son, Nathan Wilson, had brain injuries and bruises that were consistent with shaken baby syndrome, the prosecutor said.