End of term evaluations are available online at They close on December 16 at noon. Don’t forget to give feedback!

James Sherley’s appeal in his lawsuit to stop stem cell research has had a date set for oral argument. It will be March 23 in Washington, DC.

Michael W. Howard ’86 has been named MIT’s new vice president for finance. He has 20 years of experience in finance. He began as VP on December 5.

Adel F. Sarofim SM ’57, ScD ’62, professor emeritus in chemical engineering, passed away on December 4. He was 74.

Harold Somers Mickley ScD’46, died on December 3. He was 93. Mickley was a professor and a former chair of the MIT faculty. Due to Mickley’s wishes, there will be no memorial service or calling hours.

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