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The new deadline for waiving the Extended Health Plan from MIT Medical is Wednesday, earlier than in past years. The plan is automatically billed to student accounts unless waived. Students wishing to enroll their families must also do so by the deadline. You can waive the plan or enroll your family at

The UROP direct funding deadline is this Thursday. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. The deadline for supervisor/sponsored research funding is still more than a month away, on October 28. For all the deadlines, visit

Applications for lockers in the Student Center are open until Friday, Sept. 17. A $20 fee applies for use of the locker during the fall semester. Apply online at

UA Senate and Class Council voting opens Wednesday at 9 a.m. Vote online at until Thursday night at 11:59 p.m. Paper balloting will take place in Lobby 10 on Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Why is there a lobster in the toilet? Another bizarre e-mail of the week, p. 15.

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