The next dean of admissions will be Stuart Schmill ’86. Schmill has served as the interim director of admissions since Marilee Jones’s abrupt resignation last April.
Three MIT students will not be presenting their security research at the annual DEF CON hacker convention this weekend because of a temporary restraining order filed by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority on Friday afternoon. The students — legally represented by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit advocacy group — are appealing the order.
An MIT student project showing how anyone with a magnetic card writer can ride the Boston subway for free was not presented at this summer’s DEF CON hacker convention because of an emergency court order. But details sufficient to repeat the attack were published in open court documents by the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority in its request for a restraining order.
MIT has selected its next dean of admissions and is expected to make an announcement in the coming days.
MIT saw the effects of major changes in the admissions and financial aid policies at some of the Institute’s competing universities this year.
The size of the freshman class will increase next year, which is admittedly good news for the 12,443 applicants to the Class of 2011. Nearly 60 more students were admitted this year, but because the number of applicants also increased, the acceptance rate fell to a record-low 12.3 percent for the Class of 2011.