Stabbing suspect arrested
The suspect who stabbed his fellow Anna’s Taqueria employee outside Stratton Student Center on Wednesday was taken into custody by the police late this morning. The suspect was arrested in East Boston and was scheduled to be arraigned on several charges this afternoon. The charges are unknown at this time.
The photo of the cardboat boat regatta on page 12 of Tuesday’s issue misidentified the names and places of the two rowers at the front of the boat. They are (front to back) Brian D. McCarthy ’12 and Mateo Pena Doll ’14, not Brian Carvalho ’12 and Brian D. McCarthy ’12.
Amendment to IFC judicial rules fails vote
In the wake of Phi Beta Epsilon’s expulsion by the Interfraternity Council (IFC), an amendment that would have required any Judicial Committee hearing resulting in suspension or expulsion of a fraternity to be confirmed by a majority vote of the fraternity presidents did not pass at the IFC Presidents Council meeting on Wednesday. The IFC did not release the vote count.
Dining reform to continue
In spite of the emergency UA bill last week, which urged the House Dining Advisory Group (HDAG) to reform their proposal in light of “overwhelming student opposition,” HDAG decided yesterday that it will move forward with its plan to implement a mandatory seven-day, all-you-care-to-eat breakfast and dinner program in the current dining halls for fall 2011.
Protein folder wins National Medal of Science
MIT Professor Susan L. Lindquist was awarded the National Medal of Science by President Obama last Friday. She recalls her unexpected introduction to research:
UC & Wisconsin file briefs in stem cell case
Both the State of Wisconsin and the University of California filed amicus curiae (friend-of-the-court) briefs on Tuesday in the stem cell case before the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
IFC investigates Kappa Sigma
Kappa Sigma is under investigation by the IFC for an event involving pledges that took place on Sunday, Oct. 10 at Burton Conner.
Altercation at Anna’s results in stabbing
An employee of Anna’s Taqueria was non-fatally stabbed right above his navel by another Anna’s employee outside the Student Center) around 4:20 p.m. on Wednesday. After the stabbing, the suspect left, heading towards the Kendall T Station. The suspect has not been found as of 6 p.m. yesterday. It is unclear whether he has since contacted his family or his coworkers.
NASA locates a moon oasis that’s wetter than the Sahara
The Moon, at least at the bottom of a deep, dark cold crater near its south pole, seems to be wetter than the Sahara, scientists reported Thursday.
Toyota recalling 1.5 million cars for problems
TOKYO—The Toyota Motor Co. announced a global recall of 1.53 million vehicles Thursday because of brake and fuel pump problems, but stressed that the repairs reflected a companywide effort to be more proactive in addressing potential flaws.
WASHINGTON <i>— </i>Sikhs in the United States expressed their frustration Thursday that President Barack Obama would skip a tentatively planned visit to their holiest site in India, while advocacy groups called on the White House to reconsider.
Democrats try to revive<br />female voters’ enthusiasm
SEATTLE—Women came out strong for Barack Obama in 2008. Now, with barely 10 days before the midterm elections that are looking increasingly perilous for his party, he is trying to win them back.
One comment leads to contract termination at NPR
NPR’s decision Wednesday to fire Juan Williams and Fox News Channel’s decision Thursday to give him a new contract put into sharp relief the two forms of journalism that compete every day for Americans’ attention.
Three months after BP capped its runaway well in the Gulf of Mexico, the state of Louisiana is still doggedly building a chain of sand berms off its coast to block and capture oil, even as federal officials and many scientists argue that the effort will prove pointless. Since early June, a series of low-lying islands stretching nearly eight miles have been constructed several miles from the coastline by hundreds of workers with sand dredged from gulf waters.
Large corporate donors help Chamber influence campaign
Prudential Financial sent in a $2 million donation last year as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched a national advertising campaign to weaken the historic rewrite of the nation’s financial regulations.
Fall weather in New England is characterized by a great deal of variability in the day to day weather, particularly the temperature. The temperature oscillates back and forth between warm and cold, while overall trending colder as we move towards winter. This will be especially apparent over the next couple of days. A cold frontal passage last night brought dry, cold air into the region, making today’s high 5–10°F below normal. Breezy conditions out of the northwest will make it feel even colder, so it is definitely a day to break out a jacket. The dry, clear conditions mean the temperature could drop quite a bit over night into the lower to mid 30s °F . Over the weekend, partial sunshine and warm air advection will moderate the temperatures, before we enter a few days of above average temperatures (upper 60s °F) at the beginning of next week. The weekend should be mostly rain free, with the exception a chance of showers on Sunday afternoon.
“It Gets Better” on the right track
In response to Michael Veldman’s piece regarding the “It Gets Better” campaign, I can’t help but wonder: Is the concern truly about the project itself, or his perception of celebrity charity showboating?
Letters to the Editor
Expulsion versus apology
China: Big Brother is watching
Remember George Orwell’s 1984?
Foolish and common
In this Sunday’s edition of the New York Times, Paul Krugman PhD ’77 has written a little piece called “Rare and Foolish.” In it, Krugman laments the concentration of rare earths mining industry in China, saying it has given them extraordinary leverage over other nations, and lambasts U.S. leaders (particularly Bush) for letting the industry slip away into foreign hands.
OPERA REVIEW Balinese paradise
A night at the opera transfiguring into a trip to the tropical paradise of Bali sounds like an excellent selling point to all the weather-ridden Bostonians. Yet, Evan Ziporyn’s recent opera “A House in Bali” has only now been staged in our beloved city after more than a year since its American premiere, which took place in San Francisco last fall.
Columbus Leonard ’12 and Craig Cheney ’14 earned Player of the Week honors from the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) on Wednesday. Leonard was named the CWPA Northern Division Defensive Player of the Week while Cheney was tabbed as Rookie of the Week. The water polo team beat Connecticut College on Friday night, 16-6, and Queens College on Saturday, 15-14, before falling to St. Francis College, 16-7, bringing their record to 7-6.
Upcoming Home Events
Friday, October 22 Rifle vs. Navy, Wentworth, Mass. Maritime 5 p.m., DuPont Range Men’s water polo vs. Harvard University 8 p.m., Z-Center Pool Saturday, October 23 Men’s and women’s crew: Head of the Charles 9 a.m., Charles River Rifle vs. Navy, Wentworth, Mass. Maritime 9 a.m., DuPont Range Sailing: Oberg Trophy 9 :30 a.m., Charles River Men’s soccer vs. Clark University 1 p.m., Steinbrenner Stadium Football vs. Salve Regina University 5 p.m., Steinbrenner Stadium Sunday, October 24 Men’s and women’s crew: Head of the Charles 9 a.m., Charles River Sailing: Oberg Trophy 9 :30 a.m., Charles River
Volleyball sweeps Wheaton
In a NEWMAC women’s volleyball match, MIT registered a 25-7, 25-10, 25-19 victory over Wheaton College on Tuesday night. The Engineers improved to 17-10 overall and 5-2 in league play.
Field hockey beats Wellesley, 2-1
Co-captain Katie Kauffman ’12 redirected a shot from the top of the circle in the game’s final minutes to help the MIT field hockey team secure a dramatic, 2-1 win over visiting Wellesley College in NEWMAC play on Jack Barry Field Tuesday night. Kauffman’s goal, along with stellar MIT defense which limited the Blue to just six shots, helped the Engineers rebound from an overtime loss to Mount Holyoke College earlier in the week and improve to 14-2 overall and 6-1 in league play. The victory was Tech’s first over Wellesley since 2004.