Body Identified as MIT Student Barclay
A body that washed to shore on Cape Cod yesterday was identified as MIT student Daniel J. Barclay ’07 who has been missing since Sunday, April 8. An autopsy has been performed, but cause and manner of death have not yet been determined, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Big Screw Money Goes to Make-A-Wish
This year's Big Screw candidate Maureen R. Lynch, Design and Manufacturing I (2.007) course administrator, amassed over $1,500 in the final day of the competition to claim the 2007 title. During the week-long contest, national service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega collected $2,919.09, including $1,920.67 submitted on behalf Lynch.
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Privacy Laws Restrict Mental Illness Disclosure to Parents
Federal privacy and antidiscrimination laws restrict how universities can deal with students who have mental health problems.
Construction for a new Thai restaurant that will fill the last spot in Lobdell Food Court is slated to begin over the summer, according to Richard D. Berlin III, The new Subway restaurant is scheduled to open next month.
Virginia Tech Shooting Takes 33 Lives, Shocks Academic Community
The police identified Cho Seung-Hui, a 23-year-old student, as the killer of 32 people in the shooting rampage at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, releasing new information on Tuesday about the troubled mind of a young man few people on campus knew.
Science Should Influence Policy, Says Sen. Kennedy
Massachusetts Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D) spoke to an MIT audience recently about the Bush administration's current science policy, including the restrictions it places on stem cell research and its handling of global warming. Kennedy, who is the 2007 Karl Taylor Compton Lecturer, drew a crowd to a packed Kirsch Auditorium last Friday, April 13.
MIT Police, Family Search For Missing Senior Daniel Barclay
Undergraduate Daniel J. Barclay '07 has been missing since Sunday, April 8. Barclay, 5'11", has brown hair and blue eyes, and may be wearing a dark fleece jacket, according to an MIT News Office press release. Barclay, 22, who is a former Opinion staff columnist for <i>The Tech</i>, was last seen in his Ashdown House residence.
<i>The following incidents were reported to the MIT Police between April 5, 2007 and April 16, 2007. This summary does not include incidents such as false alarms, general service calls, larcenies, or medical shuttles.</i>
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Thursday that he had reassured Israel about a planned major American arms sale to Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf countries, saying that the sale would not threaten Israel's military superiority and that it is necessary to counter the threat from Iran.
Bush, Lawmakers Fail to Agree On a U.S. Troop Iraq Timeline
After weeks of acrimonious sparring over financing the next phase of the war, President Bush and congressional leaders softened their tone on Wednesday but failed to resolve their differences over a timeline for removing most U.S. combat troops from Iraq next year.
Looking Past the Finish Line
Our recent bit of un-springlike weather seems partially responsible for a creeping malaise spreading through the normally cheerful New England population. I noticed that I was getting progressively grumpier, but I hadn't realized how bad it was until I read a Metro reader's letter to the editor calling for serious harm to befall Puxatawney Phil: the adorable ball of fur that symbolically determines our climatic fate.
New Hampshire's governor said Thursday that he would sign a bill legalizing civil unions for same-sex couples.
Justices Uphold Partial-Birth Abortion Ban in a 5-4 Decision
The Supreme Court reversed course on abortion on Wednesday, upholding the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in a 5-4 decision that promises to reframe the abortion debate and define the young Roberts court.
World Bank Head Seeks Support To Stop Criticism Over Leadership
Paul D. Wolfowitz sought Wednesday to quell discontent over his leadership of the World Bank by promising top aides that he would change his management style, but he suffered a blow when one of those aides urged him to resign, bank officials said.
With New Technique, Doctors Remove Woman's Gallbladder Through Vagina
Doctors in New York have removed a woman's gallbladder with instruments passed through her vagina, a technique they hope will cause less pain and scarring than the usual operation, and allow a quicker recovery. The technique can eliminate the need to cut through abdominal muscles, a major source of pain after surgery.
Attorney General Encounters Criticism at Senate Hearing
Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales encountered anger and skepticism from senators on Thursday as he insisted that he had nothing to hide in the dismissals of eight U.S. attorneys, an episode that has cast a shadow on the Justice Department and brought calls for his resignation.
Letters to the Editor
As you might have read in <i>The Tech</i> last week, the Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility (ACSR) recently submitted their recommendations on divestment from Sudan to the MIT Corporation's Executive Committee (a whopping seven months after they first convened). But what you might not have heard was that on that same day, the issue of MIT's divestment came up in another forum: during the Karl Taylor Compton lecture by Senator Edward Kennedy.
Institute Wisdom Watch
By <i>The Tech</i> Editorial Board <b>Sudan Divestment Recommendation:</b> Why all the secrecy? — thumbs down
MOVIE REVIEW ★★ The Namesake: Lost in Translation
Mira Nair's films, like Indian festivals, tend to be indulgent and excessive. Writer Jhumpa Lahiri's stories about Indian-Americans are sparse and understated by contrast. For her adaptation of Lahiri's best-selling novel <i>The Namesake</i>, Nair finds a compromise between the two styles, but her otherwise effective directing is undercut by an overambitious yet bland screenplay.
RESTAURANT REVIEW Not Miraculous, But Still Worthwhile
I must have walked by Miracle of Science Bar & Grill on Massachusetts Avenue at least a hundred times, but didn't know it until last week. It took my fiancée, who doesn't even live here anymore, to tell me about this place and why we should eat there when she came to visit on her spring break. Apparently, the restaurant is famous enough that her friends in the Midwest suggested we try it out, and I'm glad they did. It's a fun little restaurant with good food, a nice atmosphere, and reasonable (if not for everyday) prices.
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Friday, April 20, 2007
Morton Headlines Impressive Track Victory
Sprinter and jumper Stephen A. Morton '10 dominated his events, winning three and placing second in one, leading the Engineers in defeating four opponents from Maine on Saturday at Steinbrenner Stadium. MIT closed with 262 points, well ahead of second place Bates College (191), while Colby (91), Southern Maine (85), and Colby-Sawyer (43) finished third through fifth, respectively.
Taekwon- Do Takes Third at Nationals
Over the weekend of March 30, the MIT sport taekwondo team continued its tradition of success at the National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships, placing third among the thirteen competing schools.
Women's Lax Wins 15-9, Nets 12 First-Half Goals
MIT's 12 first-half goals were crucial in its 15-9 win over Wheaton College in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's lacrosse game on Tuesday night. Laura C. Watson '08 and Casey M. Flynn '10 paced the Engineers (4-6, 2-3 NEWMAC) with four goals and an assist while Madeline Williams posted four goals for the Lyons (3-10, 2-3 NEWMAC).