MIT revises bylaws: Corp. chair to lead Executive Committee
At the quarterly meeting of MIT’s board of trustees — the MIT Corporation — on Friday, hundreds of changes to MIT’s bylaws were enacted, both big and small.
Why have printed annual reports not been issued since 2005?
Like any major company, every year MIT produces a detailed annual report summarizing the past year’s work, accomplishments, and aspirations, with a detailed section from every department, lab, center, school, or other unit — or at least that’s the way it’s supposed to work.
Kendall proposal incorporates K2C2
Executives of MIT and the MIT Investment Management Company executives presented a revised version of MIT’s vision for the future of the east campus to the Cambridge Planning Board on Tuesday night. Their recommendations incorporated many of the zoning changes proposed by the City’s Kendall-to-Central planning study (K2C2) earlier this year.
The cause of MIT’s major power loss
What actually happened when MIT and much of Cambridge lost power last Thursday night? Why didn’t MIT’s 20 megawatt cogeneration turbine power the campus like a lighthouse in a sea of Cantabrigian darkness? What was the root cause of the failure?
MIT filing a new Kendall Square zoning petition
MIT announced last Tuesday that it would file a new zoning petition for its area of Kendall Square “as soon as possible.” The changes will be presented in advance to the Cambridge Planning Board on the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 4, and the formal filing is expected to soon follow.
K2C2 almost done
The City’s yearlong, $350,000 analysis of the future of Kendall and Central Squares is drawing to a close, but what does it have to show for it?
Task force approves of Kendall plan
A faculty task force has recommended to the Provost that MIT proceed with its east campus (Kendall Square) rezoning proposal, but to consider the land as “an extremely precious resource” and to drive the process with a new comprehensive design plan, rather than commercial interests. The report was discussed at Wednesday’s faculty meeting and released later that day.
Aaron Swartz asks court to suppress data from MIT
MIT released details and logs of Aaron Swartz’s use of the MIT network to law enforcement without a warrant or subpoena, according to court documents filed on Friday, Oct. 5.
MIT 2030: are the faculty involved or not?
Faculty continue to express concern about MIT’s execution of the MIT 2030 plan, even as the administration launched a faculty task force to review it and placed MIT 2030 on this week’s faculty meeting agenda. The MIT 2030 plan includes both future real estate development as well as renewal of the existing campus buildings, which suffer from over $2 billion of deferred maintenance.
MIT unresponsive on Kendall development
With six hours of public meetings on Kendall and Central Squares this week across two committees, the city is trying to decide between competing plans for Kendall Square, but MIT has still not weighed in definitively on its intentions.
Plans for Novartis park approved by Cambridge
Novartis has agreed to keep the lush green courtyard of their new campus open seven days a week, in response to requests and feedback from the Cambridge Planning Board. Last month, their previous proposal with weekday-only access was rejected by the board.
Planning Board rejects Novartis courtyard proposal
On July 17, the Cambridge Planning Board reviewed Novartis’ plans for fencing its public access courtyard at the new Novartis campus. The board rejected the plans due to concerns over the courtyard security, requiring Novartis to come back with a new proposal.
City Council will wait a week to approve for 300 Mass. Ave; wants to preserve affordable housing in negotiation
MIT and Forest City, the developers of University Park, are poised to receive approval to construct a new life sciences building at 300 Massachusetts Avenue, immediately north of Random Hall.
Selecting Reif for president
How hard was it to select L. Rafael Reif as MIT’s 17th president? By all accounts, everyone wanted Reif.
MIT’s top salaries released; Hockfield breaks $1M
MIT has released its compensation and salary data for calendar year 2010, as part of MIT’s 2010 tax return filed on May 15, 2012. (MIT’s 2010 tax year is its fiscal year 2011: from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011.) President Hockfield broke the $1 million dollar barrier in her total compensation for the first time for any MIT president.
Faculty push back against MIT 2030 in latest FNL
Faculty resistance to MIT 2030 is increasing.
Kyaw report closed
The investigation into the Dec. 27, 2011 death of Phyo Kyaw ’10 is complete, and it has been ruled an accident. Kyaw was killed when his bicycle and a J. P. Noonan tanker truck collided as the truck turned right from Massachusetts Avenue onto Vassar Street in rainy weather after dark that evening.
IS&T deploying cell antennas
Information Services and Technology is deploying antennas and amplifiers in buildings across campus to improve cellular reception.
MIT takes a second shot at Kendall
MIT’s new plan for the future of the Kendall Square and the Institute’s eastern campus envisions an outdoor extension of the Infinite Corridor from E25 to E53, and a new open “riverwalk” from the Kendall’s Point Park along Wadsworth Street to the Charles River.
Planning board review of MIT 2030
MIT will present a new round of its ideas for the future of Kendall Square and the MIT campus east of Ames St. at Tuesday evening’s public meeting of the Cambridge Planning Board.
Kendall committee summarizes work
The MIT student community was a no-show at Tuesday’s presentation on the reinvention of Kendall Square. There were about 100 people in attendance; 80 percent were the general public, while the remainder were city employees, committee members, etc. Two MIT students were there, and also many community residents, including some MIT faculty and retirees from 303 Third Street.
Public Kendall meeting next Tues.
For the past year, the city of Cambridge has been running a $350,000 study to determine the future of Kendall Square. That study is almost complete, and the city is gearing up for a final public meeting to present its recommendations and get public feedback.
David House sues US after search of laptop
Was your laptop searched by U.S. Customs coming back from spring break? It could have been, without a warrant, and the government might have kept it for days, weeks, or even months while they searched it.
Embryonic stem cell research challenged, again
James L. Sherley has filed the first brief of his formal appeal in his battle to stop government funding of human embryonic stem cell research.
Novartis project approved
On Wednesday evening, Novartis announced Toshiko Mori as the second architect for its extended Cambridge campus and received approval to proceed with excavation contingent upon careful review of the public access to its courtyard.
MIT fined $175K after FedEx fire
The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a $175,000 fine for MIT, as a result of a CSAIL researcher shipping 33 devices with lithium batteries via FedEx in a box not labelled for hazardous materials — a violation of federal law. The box caught fire at FedEx’s Medford, Mass., facility on Aug. 25, 2009.
NEWS ANALYSIS Court rules for NIH in stem cell case
The latest battle over human embryonic stem cell research is over, and the National Institutes of Health has won — the research can continue. The war can still go on with appeals, potentially as high as the Supreme Court, but researchers are unlikely to face court-ordered prohibitions on research as that multi-year process continues.
Stanford loses patent case
Stanford lost its patent dispute with Roche on Tuesday.
Stem cells still alive
Human embryonic stem cell researchers — at MIT and elsewhere — can rest easy … at least for now.
Kendall zoning plan released
Yesterday MIT filed a petition with the City of Cambridge requesting zoning changes for the campus east of Ames Street. MIT proposes to create a new zoning district to support future academic and retail development in the next ten years.
City picks Kendall study firm
Cambridge City Council yesterday selected Goody Clancy & Associates, a Boston architecture and planning firm, as consultants for the forthcoming study on the future of urban development in the area between Kendall and Central Squares. The study will define processes and implement changes that account for “missed opportunities” between the squares and bring together the wide array of existing plans and zoning change proposals that are in progress in the area.
Novartis selects Maya Lin as architect for new complex
Novartis has selected Maya Lin, the designer of the Vietnam War Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., as the architect and designer of its new campus to be built on Massachusetts Avenue just north of MIT, at the former Analog Devices site, between Albany Street and Windsor Street.
Supreme Court hears Stanford v. Roche
The Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday morning in Stanford v. Roche, and the justices did not indicate which way they were leaning in the university patent dispute. At issue is whether a Stanford researcher, Mark Holodniy, could sign away Stanford’s patent rights to an AIDS test to Cetus, a local biotech company. Holodniy first signed an agreement with Stanford that he “will assign” any future inventions to Stanford. But then he visited Cetus and agreed to “hereby assign” future inventions — inventions he had not yet created at the time of the agreement — to the biotech company. Which agreement wins is a question of more than just contract law.
Anna Tang finished with court, now a free woman
Anna L. Tang, the troubled former Wellesley student, is finally free to resume her life and has been discharged from court custody. Under house arrest since early 2008, Tang will not be committed to a mental institution, and there are no longer any court-ordered restrictions upon her. Tang had been found not guilty by reason of mental incapacity on Dec. 10, 2010, but the Commonwealth petitioned to have her committed to a locked mental health care facility. That petition was dismissed yesterday afternoon by Judge Bruce R. Henry in Middlesex Superior Court.
Consultants sought on future of Kendall/Central
The City of Cambridge is seeking to hire a consultant team to run a “comprehensive urban design and planning study for the Central and Kendall Square area.”
Anna Tang returns home to Brighton, Mass.
The saga of Anna L. Tang continues: will she be committed to a mental institution, or can she attempt to lead a normal life? Tang is the mentally ill former Wellesley student who stabbed MIT student Wolfe B. Styke ’10 in October of 2007. She was found not guilty of attempted murder and home invasion at her trial on Wednesday, Dec. 8, because she lacked the capacity to conform her conduct to the requirements of the law.
Wolfe Styke sues MIT for $50,000
Wolfe B. Styke ’10 is suing MIT and Russell J. Novello, a former Next House security guard, for $50,000 in a personal injury lawsuit filed in October in Middlesex Superior Court.
Electronic RFPs so far a success
The Student Activities Finance Office reports that their new electronic system of student group reimbursements is working well, and they are not backlogged at the end of term for the first time in several years.
Harvard Corp. to nearly double size
On Monday, Harvard announced a doubling of the size of its board of directors, “the President and Fellows of Harvard College”, from seven to thirteen.
Anna Tang acquitted in stabbing
Anna L. Tang was deemed not criminally responsible for the attempted murder of Wolfe B. Styke.
Tang lawyers question Fife’s judgment
Yesterday, the Anna L. Tang trial entered its 5th day, and the entire day was spent on the testimony of one witness — arguably the most pivotal yet confusing witness of the entire trial — the prosecution’s Court-appointed forensic psychologist, Dr. Alison Fife. Under cross-examination, Fife’s credibility took several large hits.
Arguments give support to stem cells
Stem cell researchers can be cautiously optimistic.
Just how mentally ill was Tang?
Anna L. Tang is mentally ill. Anna L. Tang stabbed Wolfe B. Styke ’11 seven times, but did not kill him.
New twist in stem cell lawsuit
In the latest update in the stem cell lawsuit, Sherley v. Sebelius, James L. Sherley now has to contend with the opposition of his own employer, the Boston Biomedical Research Institution.
Novartis to build $600M complex
Novartis and MIT announced Wednesday that MIT has leased four parcels of land just north of the MIT campus to Novartis. Novartis will increase its space by at least 400,000 square feet, and invest $600 million for construction of laboratory and office space, as well as ground floor retail space.
Two developments in human stem cell case
Two new developments occurred yesterday in Sherley v. Sebelius, the case that has halted and restarted federally funded human embryonic stem cell research.
Tang moves closer to court and class
Anna L. Tang is moving from Framingham to Brighton while under house arrest to be closer to her trial and the class she is taking at Boston University.
Stem cell court battle reaches appeals stage
A three-judge panel in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in the stem cell case yesterday, and also rejected the University of California’s motion to become a party to the case. Additionally, the government filed several motions before the lower court late last night, seeking judgement in their favor.
Barnhart ’88 is acting Dean of Engineering
MIT has appointed Cynthia Barnhart PhD ’88 as acting dean of the School of Engineering, while it waits patiently to see if the current dean, Subra Suresh ScD ’81, will be confirmed by the United States Senate as the next director of the National Science Foundation.
Three-judge panel asks for oral arguments on stem cell ban
The Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said Wednesday that it will hear oral arguments about whether to suspend a lower court’s preliminary injunction barring federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research.
Stem cell research to temporarily resume after court ruling
A federal appeals court ordered yesterday that human embryonic stem cell research funded by the NIH can resume temporarily, while the court hears arguments in the case.
Stem cell work in limbo awaiting court’s decision
Many stem cell researchers have been left uncertain about their own future and the future of their field as they wait for a federal judge to decide whether to allow the NIH to fund human embryonic stem cell research, within and without of its walls.
Stay in stem cell case?
A federal judge may decide in the next week whether to issue an emergency stay of his own injunction against federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research. The stay would temporarily stop the injunction.
Gov’t files for emergency stay in stem cell case
The United States Department of Justice filed an appeal and an emergency motion this afternoon for a stay in <i>Sherley v. Sibelius</i>, the stem cell case under which an injunction issued last week Monday. That injunction prevents the NIH and other federal agencies from funding or considering to fund stem cell research, and has derailed many grants that were in the pipeline for consideration.
Tang may take class at BU
Last Friday, in the first step since Anna Tang’s trial came to an abrupt halt early this summer, the Middlesex Superior Court agreed to relax Tang’s house arrest so she can attend a class in “Mobile Application Development” at Boston University’s Metropolitan College on Monday evenings. The class covers the Google Android and Apple iPhone operating systems.
Court decision may be fatal for stem cell research
Stem cell research at MIT and throughout the country seems sure to be strongly impacted by a federal court ruling Monday prohibiting the use of federal funds to support human embryonic stem cell research.
Court decision to disrupt stem cell research; even Bush-approved cell lines are affected
Stem cell research at MIT and throughout the country seems sure to be strongly impacted by a federal court ruling Monday prohibiting the use of federal funds to support human embryonic stem cell research.
After three days in court, Tang trial postponed
The trial of Anna L. Tang — the Wellesley College student who stabbed MIT student Wolfe B. Styke ’10 in October 2007 — began last month, and came to an abrupt halt on its third day last week Wednesday.
Tang trial delayed again
Anna Tang’s trial has stopped in mid-stream, because an expert for the prosecution has changed her mind. The trial won’t resume before mid-August.
Tang trial starts: Styke testifies
Wolfe B. Styke ’10 testified Friday on the opening day of Commonwealth v. Anna Tang, the trial of the former Wellesley student who stabbed Styke in his Next House dormitory room in October 2007.
Roche files Supreme Court brief
Biotech company Roche filed its opposition brief last month in <i>Stanford University v. Roche Molecular Systems, et al.</i>, the intellectual property case that Stanford and MIT have both asked the Supreme Court to hear. Download it from our website at <i>http://tech.mit.edu/V130/N23/scotus/05_Roche_Brief_In_Opposition_To_Cert_Petition.pdf</i>.
Roche files Supreme Court brief
Biotech company Roche filed its opposition brief yesterday in <i>Stanford University v. Roche Molecular Systems, et al.</i>, the intellectual property case that Stanford and MIT have both asked the Supreme Court to hear. Download it from our website at <i>http://tech.mit.edu/V130/N23/scotus/05_Roche_Brief_In_Opposition_To_Cert_Petition.pdf</i>.
Tang trial postponed to June
The trial of Anna Tang, accused of stabbing her ex-boyfriend in 2007, has been postponed once again, until June 22 and 23.
Student groups wait for checks
The Student Activities Finance Office, which is responsible for processing reimbursements and checks for student groups, is running several weeks behind schedule.
Anna Tang to go to trial this month
Anna Tang, the former Wellesley student accused of stabbing Wolfe B. Styke ’10 while he slept in his Next House room in October 2007, will go to trial later this month.
Textbook data available sooner
To comply with a national law, MIT will make textbook information available before the pre-registration deadline in coming terms, according to a presentation delivered at April’s faculty meeting by Vice Chancellor Steven R. Lerman ’72.
APO’s Big Screw is set to break records
Professor Ernest G. Cravalho, representing 2.006 (Thermal-Fluids Enginering II) has collected $1111.96, putting him in the lead of service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega’s annual Institute Big Screw contest, which is in its final day today.
MIT faces less competition for ... MIT
The battle for the letters “MIT” is fierce, but one source of competition for those letters looks out of the running, at least for now.
Man arrested for rape in Building 2 Tuesday morning
A man was arrested early Tuesday morning on campus and charged with two counts of rape and one count of trespassing.
Assault in Building 2
A man was arrested early Tuesday morning on campus and charged with rape and trespassing.
MIT settles with Gehry over Stata Ctr. defects
MIT has settled its 2007 lawsuit against the architects and builders of the Ray and Maria Stata Center: Frank O. Gehry & Associates, Beacon Skanska Construction, and NER Construction Management.
Subra Suresh might lead NSF
Rumors are swirling that MIT’s Dean of Engineering, Subra Suresh ScD ’81, may be the new director of the National Science Foundation.
MIT removes cameras from Lobby 10
Two video cameras monitoring Lobby 10 were removed yesterday morning, according to Thomas W. Komola of the Security and Emergency Management Office.
Winston Questions Simonis Firing
At Wednesday’s faculty meeting, Professor Patrick H. Winston publicly questioned the MIT administration on how it handled the layoff of Student Support Services Dean Jacqueline R. Simonis, which occurred in June.
Cameras installed in Lobby 10
To monitor vandalism against this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. exhibit, surveillance cameras were installed two weeks ago in Lobby 10. The cameras are not actively watched, but the video is stored, the security office said.
Domeview, ∞ Projection Systems Merging, Now ‘Infinite Display’
Domeview, the digital display advertising system in the Student Center and the Stata Center’s Student Street is merging with the projected advertising displays in the Infinite Corridor to form a new system called “Infinite Display,” http://infinitedisplay.mit.edu/.
Ten Students Organize ‘Community Tour’; MIT President Might Watch on TV—Later
A group of MIT students are planning an event titled the “MIT Community Tour 2009,” scheduled for next Thursday, December 10. Labelled “Show Susan Hockfield Anything!”, the event starts in front of Hockfield’s residence, Gray House, at 10:00 a.m. and will visit locations “that reflect the inner workings of MIT that often go unnoticed,” the announcement said.
ASA Releases Results From Space Processes; 39 Clubs Will Lose Out
The Association of Student Activities released preliminary decisions in student group space allocations last night. The process, which happens every two years, determines which student groups retain office space and which lose it, as well as which groups get storage space for equipment and supplies.
DSL Visiting Committee Here Next Week; UA Req’s Forum
On Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 9–10, the MIT Corporation’s Visiting Committee for the Division of Student Life will visit MIT. The Undergraduate Association hastily passed a bill requesting the committee hold a forum open to all students; the bill was passed on Monday, Nov. 2, well after the committee’s schedule at MIT has been set.
MIT Greets President Obama
President Barack Obama will speak at MIT today “challenging Americans to lead the global economy in clean energy, and to highlight Recovery Act investments that are creating jobs and making advancements in wind energy,” the White House said.
President Obama to Speak at MIT on Friday
President Barack Obama will be speaking at MIT tomorrow “challenging Americans to lead the global economy in clean energy, and to highlight Recovery Act investments that are creating jobs and making advancements in wind energy,” the White House said.
UA Gives Election Counts
The Undergraduate Association has reversed its stance and is providing detailed vote counts on the Senate and Class of 2013 elections, UA Election Commissioner Sun K. Kim ’11 said on Wednesday.
Juvenile Apprehended in Two Recent Non-Fatal Stabbings Close to Campus
A sixteen-year old black male was apprehended by the MIT and Cambridge police early in the morning on Monday, Aug. 31, after non-fatally stabbing a victim in association with a robbery at the corner of Brookline St. and Massachusetts Ave.
Graduate Student Dies After Fall From E19 Roof
Han D. Nguyen G was found Tuesday morning in the parking lot of Building E19, apparently having jumped from the roof of the building. Nguyen, age 25, was a third-year PhD student in marketing at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Sloan Grad Student Dead After Fall From E19
Han D. Nguyen G was found dead this morning in the parking lot of E19, apparently having jumped from the roof of the building. Nguyen, age 25, was a PhD student in marketing at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Police Review Panel Has Tight Scope: Police Policies
<i>The Tech</i> sat down with Professor Robert J. Silbey last week to talk about the Campus Police review panel. Silbey is chairing the panel (see membership below) formed in the aftermath of the arrest of then-MIT Police Officer Joseph D’Amelio on drug trafficking charges.
Terminated MIT Police Officer Identified
The MIT Police officer fired early last month was Duane R. Keegan. Keegan was terminated in early April after an incident where he and another officer removed copies of <i>The Tech</i> from newsstands and placed them in recycling bins.
D’Amelio Out on $75,000 Bail
<span class=update-ear>Updated: 12:23 A.M.</span><br>Joseph D’Amelio, the MIT Police Officer arrested for drug trafficking on Sat., March 14, has been released on $75,000 bail. He is under house arrest with electronic monitoring, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s spokesman Jake Wark.
Two Police Officers Suspended for Recycling 300 Copies of ‘The Tech’
The MIT Police have been hit hard by the arrest of one of their own, officer Joseph D’Amelio, who was apprehended on Saturday in East Boston with more than 800 tablets containing oxycodone, and $16,000 in cash. D’Amelio has been charged with drug trafficking and is in jail on $500,000 bail.
D’Amelio Released on $75K Bail
Joseph D’Amelio, the MIT Police Officer arrested for drug trafficking on Sat., March 14, has been released on $75,000 bail. He is under house arrest with electronic monitoring, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s spokesman Jake Wark.
No Suspects In Brazen Daylight Robberies On Campus
Two people were robbed in broad daylight on Sunday on the MIT campus, the MIT police reported yesterday.
Refusing Strip Searches, Siddiqui Denied Visitors and Calls, Misses Her Indictment
The MIT alumna arrested mid-July in Afghanistan failed to appear for her indictment in federal court in Manhattan yesterday. Aafia Siddiqui ’95, refuses to be strip-searched, so she cannot make court appearances, receive visitors, or use the telephone. She has had minimal contact with her lawyers since mid-August.
Where Are the Cities Of Georgia? Google Maps Doesn’t Know
Over the summer, we at <i>The Tech</i> heard there was a war between Russia and the country of Georgia. Curious, I turned to the popular source for cartographic data, Google Maps.
Missing ’95 Alumna Arrested in Afghanistan
Aafia Siddiqui ’95, missing since 2003, was arrested in Afghanistan and was arraigned Tuesday morning in Federal District Court in New York City. She is accused of picking up an assault rifle and shooting at U.S. personnel when she was in Afghan police custody.
Aafia Siddiqui’s Son Released; DOJ Hints At Conspiracy Charges
The young boy arrested with Aafia Siddiqui ’95 on July 17 has been released to Pakistani custody to be turned over to Siddiqui’s relatives, The Associated Press reported yesterday.
Siddiqui Diagnosed With Chronic Depression
Aafia Siddiqui ’95 was diagnosed with chronic depressive type psychosis, according to court documents released today. Siddiqui is the MIT alum and Brandeis PhD who disappeared mysteriously in Pakistan in 2003, and is married to alleged terrorist Amar Al-Baluchi, who is being held at Guantanamo Bay.
MIT Alumna Arrested in Afghanistan Disputes Govt. Case
Aafia Siddiqui ’95 — terrorist or victim?
$3 Mil. Project To Upgrade Stata Snow Facilities
MIT has initiated a $3 million project to upgrade the snow-melting systems on the Stata Center, MIT Building 32.
A Close Call: Student Groups Escape $27K Network, Phone Bill
Student groups were billed $27,000 in unexpected charges for phones and network in June, covering the fiscal year from July 2007 to June 2008. The MIT administration has agreed to cover the charges this year, but plans for who would pay similar charges next year remain uncertain.
Downed Mail Server Up Saturday, Then Another Fails, Webmail Too
The mail server outage that began last week Wednesday drew to a close on Saturday morning, but then was followed by an unrelated outage of another of the five post office servers on Monday afternoon. In a third outage, early Tuesday, two of the six Webmail servers were down for about half an hour.
You May Be On Tape
If you walk around public areas of the Institute, there may be cameras recording you.
IS&T Considers Upgrading E-Mail
Information Services and Technology is considering revamping the MIT e-mail system to include calendaring. IS&T is also considering changing the mail system’s infrastructure to include commercial products like Microsoft’s Exchange server, even while expressing serious concern that those products may not scale to function adequately in MIT’s demanding e-mail environment. Currently, the mail system is based on open source software, though it includes commercial devices for spam filtering.
GSC Concerned Over Summer DAPER Fee
The Graduate Student Council has expressed serious concerns to the Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation over DAPER's decision to charge students for summer access to its facilities. DAPER had announced this past term that it would charge students $40 for summer access; previously summer DAPER access had been free to students.
DAPER to Charge $40 Fee For Summer Use
This summer, for the first time, the Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation will charge students a $40 access fee to use its facilities. The new fee was listed in DAPER’s IAP/Spring Recreation Program Guide, published in January, but no attention was called to the change.
IS&T Adjusts Phone and Net Charges
Offices at MIT currently pay Information Services & Technology about $200 a year for each telephone or computer network address. Starting this July, these fees will be eliminated in favor of a charge to departments based on number of employees. Offices will be able to add more phone lines and computers without increasing their monthly costs.