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The deadline to waive MIT Student Extended Insurance is Sunday, Sept. 30. Extended insurance covers some services outside of MIT Medical and costs $600 for students for the fall term. For more information or to waive coverage, visit

The State of the Institute forum is next Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 11 a.m. in Kresge Auditorium. The MIT community is invited. A Q&A session will follow speeches from President Susan Hockfield and other administrators.

Professor Yossi Sheffi PhD ’78 of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has been appointed director of the Engineering Systems Division, effective Nov. 15.

A freshman barbecue, hosted by the MIT Campus Police and Campus Activities Complex, will be held today from 4:30–7 p.m. at the Kresge BBQ Pits. Live music and free food will be provided.

MIT Museum Open House is Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. There will be performances, activities, and a chance to win prizes. Free admission.