Dining Reform Group Releases More Notes, Increases Student Say
The committee tasked with redesigning MIT’s dining system agreed to make more information public and increase student say at its first meeting since a consultants’ report to the committee was leaked two Saturdays ago.
NIH Pleads for Discretion, Hopes Grantees Hire Fast
The acting director of the National Institutes of Health begged university administrators on Wednesday to avoid even applying for stimulus money unless the universities planned to hire people almost immediately.
What Recession? Universities Can Pay Non-Presidents $1M+
While generous compensation packages for college presidents have come under increasing public scrutiny, other university employees often earn far more.
Deep Budget Cuts Are On the Way, Says Undergrad. Education Dean
MIT must focus on cost savings, Dean for Undergraduate Education Daniel E. Hastings ’78 said at last night’s Undergraduate Association Senate meeting.
No Suspects In Brazen Daylight Robberies On Campus
Two people were robbed in broad daylight on Sunday on the MIT campus, the MIT police reported yesterday.
Iraq Museum That Was Looted Reopens, Far from Whole
Well over half the exhibition halls in Iraq’s National Museum are closed, darkened and in disrepair. And yet, the museum whose looting in 2003 became a symbol of the chaos that followed the U.S. invasion officially reopened on Monday.
Pressure Grows to Widen Bailout for Big Companies
The federal government faced mounting pressure on Monday to put billions more in some of America’s biggest banks, two of the biggest automakers and the biggest insurance company, despite the billions it has already committed to rescuing these ailing industries.
Fall of British Bank Echoes Across the Atlantic
Is partial nationalization the cure for America’s ailing banks?
The White House echoed on Monday with familiar expressions of determination to make tough decisions, as President Barack Obama used a “fiscal responsibility summit” to promise to do his part to move the nation’s balance sheet back toward balance.
A Genial Conservative for New York City’s Archdiocese
For a few deeply unpleasant days, the Rev. David Cooper found himself in the crosshairs of the Roman Catholic hierarchy.
As It Falters, East Europe Raises Risks
Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the countries of Eastern Europe have emerged as critical allies of the United States in the region, embracing American-style capitalism and borrowing heavily from Western European banks to fund their rise.
In 2004, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp., China’s largest carmaker, took a small hop across the Yellow Sea and bought a controlling stake in Ssangyong Motor of South Korea.
Not Quite New Orleans Weather
Today is the day of the famous annual Mardi Gras festival in New Orleans, Louisiana. Also known as Fat Tuesday, the carnival features a day of parades and celebrations on the day before the Christian holiday Ash Wednesday. While New Orleans temperatures are expected to be balmy today, reaching close to 70°F (21°C), here in the Boston area temperatures will hover around the freezing mark this afternoon.
Letters to the Editor
In his Feb 20 opinion in <i>The Tech</i>, Akash Chandawarkar feels that the MIT administration’s policies have been beneficial enough to students to deserve their trust, and many others, myself included, disagree. But even if for the sake of charity we assume that until two weeks ago the MIT administration was the good shepherd, a cursory examination reveals that its recent actions give few reasons to trust its intentions.
Because of an editing error, an article in Friday’s issue about changes to the General Institute Requirements incorrectly stated that faculty voted on changing the GIRs “last week.” They actually voted two weeks before the article’s publication — on Feb. 4.
Behind six individual wins, the nationally-ranked No. 9 MIT women’s track and field team captured the NCAA Division III New England Championship for the first time in program history on Saturday. Jacqueline M. Wentz ’10 took first place in both the 1000 meters and the mile while Andrea E. Bradshaw ’09 ran an outstanding 800 meters to help the Engineers capture the regional championship. Sophomore Hazel L. Briner ’11 won the pentathlon while setting a school record on Friday for the Cardinal and Grey as well.
Ramblings From Hell
When did snow lose its magic? Last week, when a friend told me it was going to snow, I responded with, “Oh God. Seriously?”
I consider myself extremely fortunate to be living in a metropolitan area with a public transportation system as good as Boston’s, because without it, my horrendous sense of direction and I would have me wandering around Memphis long before I’d find room 7-107 or whatever. That’s Memphis, Tennessee if I bite the bullet and ask for directions and historical downtown Memphis, Egypt, otherwise. Don’t ask me how; I guarantee I’d manage it, one way or another.
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