A new living and learning community will open in New House in the fall to undergraduates. iHouse, a way to "bridge living and learning at MIT," according to Professor of Urban Planning Bishwapriya Sanyal, who is involved as a faculty member, will open in New House 1, which used to be the home of the now defunct Russian House. There will be 21 residents.
In 1993, <i>The Tech</i> proudly became the first newspaper published on the Web, taking the lead in providing news content to the online masses. However, despite being the public face of one of the leading technological universities in the world, in recent years The Tech would be the first to admit its Web service was lacking in style, timeliness, and usability. Well, not anymore.
Candidate Title Charity Amount Stephen Ansolabehere Professor of Political Science Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition $0.15 Emery N. Brown 9.07 Professor Codman Academy $0.20 Brett D. Parker 18.100B Professor MASSPIRG Education Fund $0.85 Keith A. Nelson 5.60 Professor The Home for Little Wanderers $1.27 Christopher (Kit) C. Cummins 5.111/5.112 Professor TBA $5.19 Krishna Rajagopal 8.05 Professor Union of Concerned Scientists $21.70 Maureen R. Lynch 2.007 Course Administrator Make-A-Wish Foundation $35.80 Richard D. Berlin III Director of Campus Dining The Richard D. Berlin Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling at the University of Connecticut Health Center $90.74 Michael D. Ernst 6.170 Professor St. Mark Community Education Program $202.75 Total $358.65
Harvard turned down 1,100 student applicants with perfect 800 scores on the SAT math exam. Yale rejected several applicants with perfect 2400 scores on the three-part SAT, and Princeton turned away thousands of high school applicants with 4.0 grade point averages. Needless to say, high school valedictorians were a dime a dozen.
The fee for the Preferred Dining program is set to increase $25 in the fall, drawing student criticism of dining at MIT. The announcement coincided with the introduction of buffet-style dinners at Pritchett Dining last Monday. The cost of Preferred Dining has already jumped $75 since fall 2005, setting the current price at $300.
MIT's mail system experienced its third outage in the past month on Sunday, April 1. The post office server po12.mit.edu was down for several hours between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. Unlike the outages of po14 and po10 in early March, some incoming e-mail to the affected 250 users was bounced, or returned to its sender, with a cryptic error message. Information Services and Technology did not inform affected users of the outage, other than with a general notice on their outage announcement system, <i>http://3down.mit.edu</i>. IS&T was not able to estimate how many messages were affected and declined to provide information as to the cause of the outage or how likely it was to recur.
A Department of Defense investigation into long-standing allegations of fraud in a Lincoln Laboratory-led review of national missile defense tests has concluded that neither the review team nor Lincoln Laboratory management is guilty of research misconduct. The DoD investigative report, released Friday, pointed out problems with how the review’s results were presented — namely that critical information was omitted in the study — but said that these actions “did not rise to the level of research misconduct.”
Lucifer Chu, a 31-year-old from Taipei, Taiwan, is as good an example as any of the shrinking distances between East and West.
While many students battled long lines at airport security checkpoints en route to spring break vacation destinations, I was strapped in and cleared for takeoff in the cockpit of a single-engine Warrior III airplane at Hanscom Field in Bedford, Mass. A complete novice in the area of aeronautics, I maneuvered the aircraft into position on the tarmac, my palms more than a little sweaty.