Drop date, the last day to drop a troublesome class, is coming up next Wednesday, Nov. 23. Drop forms require the signature of your academic advisor.

David H. Staelin ’60, SM ’61, ScD ’65, a Course 6 professor, died on Nov. 10 of cancer. A memorial service will be held on December 3.

Fictional alumni from MIT and Cornell are competing in an online face-off. Learn more at

Wolfe B. Styke G has settled his lawsuit against MIT; the suit was dismissed on Nov. 7. Styke was suing MIT for $50,000 because he was stabbed seven times in his Next House dormitory in 2007 by then-Wellesley student Anna L. Tang, who was granted access by an MIT security guard.

MIT is breaking ground on a new research facility for Pfizer on Monday at 10 a.m. The building will house their Cardiovascular, Metabolic, and Endocrine Diseases and neuroscience units.

Remember Aaron Swartz? See page 11 for an update.

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