Facilities will split into two pieces beginning Nov. 5. MIT Police Chief John DiFava will head up the Operations and Security division, which will include Repair and Maintenance, the Campus Police, Parking, Custodial, and Grounds. Capital Projects and Strategic Planning will form the other division, which will be run by Dick Amster, formerly of Turner Construction. MIT's position of Chief Facilities Officer had been vacant since the departure of William J. Anderson, who left the Institute earlier this year.
Free taxicab rides will be provided from 6 p.m. tomorrow until 3 a.m. the following day by the Cambridge Taxi SafeRide Home Program on account of the Red Sox and the World Series. Any MIT student or affiliate needing a ride should call 617-876-2000 and mention the name of the program. Maximum $35 value on cab fares.
Rock Band Video Game Tour is stopping at MIT on its 24-city nationwide tour. The top two student bands that perform from the entire tour will be selected to be on MTV. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the Zesiger Fitness Center.
MIT received a B+ on this year's college sustainability report card, produced by the Sustainable Endowments Institute. MIT failed the category "endowment transparency." The report care is available at http://www.endowmentinstitute.org/sustainability/profiles2008.html.