The Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility has passed its recommendations regarding whether MIT should divest from corporations that are involved with the Sudanese government on to the MIT Corporation's Executive Committee. Michael Baenen, staff to the ACSR, wrote in an e-mail that the Executive Committee is now considering the recommendation report and "is aiming to bring its deliberations to a close in early May."
Big Screw Totals as of Thursday
The Big Screw contest ends today with voting in Lobby 10.
Lender to Pay So Students Can Learn Loan Options For Finaid
Sallie Mae, the nation's largest lender to college students, agreed Wednesday to pay $2 million to settle an investigation by the New York attorney general's office and said it would close down student call centers it has run for college financial aid offices.
Ground Searches For Missing Student End
The search for freshman Ryan M. Davis '10, who has been missing since March 31, has been called off after the South Hadley Police found no signs of Davis or his whereabouts. Intensive ground search operations in the buildings, wooded areas, and mountains in and around Mount Holyoke College, where he was last seen, were called off, according to an article published in <i>The Patriot Ledger</i> Wednesday.
Charges in Duke Lacrosse Case Dropped Wednesday
North Carolina's attorney general declared three former Duke University lacrosse players who had been accused of gang-raping a stripper innocent of all charges on Wednesday, ending a prosecution that provoked bitter debate over race, class, and the tactics of the Durham County district attorney.
Chemistry Dept. Revamps Lab Curriculum For Fall
Over the next two years, the Department of Chemistry will be implementing a new laboratory curriculum which will incorporate some of the department's current research topics. Replacing three chemistry labs required for Course V majors, these 12 four-unit "module" classes are intended to give students more flexibility in scheduling, according to Sylvia T. Ceyer, associate department head of the Chemistry Department.
Wrestler Foley’s Lecture Packs a Punch
Mick Foley once incurred burns and required 42 stitches in one night after a wrestling match in Japan involving explosives and barbed wire.
Candidates Vie For Prize of Big Screw in Annual Contest
The annual Big Screw contest, a charity fundraiser sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega, began this Monday and will continue through Friday.
<i>The following incidents were reported to the MIT Police between March 27, 2007 and April 4, 2007. This summary does not include incidents such as false alarms, general service calls, larcenies, or medical shuttles.</i>
Uncontested GSC Candidates Elected
The Graduate Student Council's new officers have been elected and say they are looking to improve communication between the MIT senior administration and the GSC. President-elect Leeland B. Ekstrom G and Vice President-elect Johnna D. Powell G won uncontested elections on April 4 and will take office on May 2 at the GSC General Council meeting.
iHouse Slated to Open In Fall at New House 1
A new living and learning community will open in New House in the fall to undergraduates. iHouse, a way to "bridge living and learning at MIT," according to Professor of Urban Planning Bishwapriya Sanyal, who is involved as a faculty member, will open in New House 1, which used to be the home of the now defunct Russian House. There will be 21 residents.
Student Lender Had Early Plans to Court Officials
The founders of Student Loan Xpress had an explicit plan for corralling a bigger share of the lucrative student loan business: "market to the financial aid offices of schools."
Preferential Treatment May Impact Buyers
Envy is a powerful force in the human psyche — and a tool to be exploited in marketing.
Tech Web Site Receives Facelift
In 1993, <i>The Tech</i> proudly became the first newspaper published on the Web, taking the lead in providing news content to the online masses. However, despite being the public face of one of the leading technological universities in the world, in recent years The Tech would be the first to admit its Web service was lacking in style, timeliness, and usability. Well, not anymore.
Avian Flu, SARS in Tufts' Sights
The idyllic setting of Tufts University's central Massachusetts campus, where for 30 years students have trained to become veterinarians, will soon become a new frontline in the fight against diseases such as Avian flu and SARS.
Harvard Seeks Cheaper Textbooks
Two top deans have asked Harvard University professors to reduce student expenditures on textbooks and other course material by putting those items on line or by deciding earlier if they plan to use the same textbook in subsequent semesters.
Big Screw Day One Totals
Candidate Title Charity Amount Stephen Ansolabehere Professor of Political Science Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition $0.15 Emery N. Brown 9.07 Professor Codman Academy $0.20 Brett D. Parker 18.100B Professor MASSPIRG Education Fund $0.85 Keith A. Nelson 5.60 Professor The Home for Little Wanderers $1.27 Christopher (Kit) C. Cummins 5.111/5.112 Professor TBA $5.19 Krishna Rajagopal 8.05 Professor Union of Concerned Scientists $21.70 Maureen R. Lynch 2.007 Course Administrator Make-A-Wish Foundation $35.80 Richard D. Berlin III Director of Campus Dining The Richard D. Berlin Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling at the University of Connecticut Health Center $90.74 Michael D. Ernst 6.170 Professor St. Mark Community Education Program $202.75 Total $358.65
Freshman's Location Unknown
A freshman, apparently required to withdraw from MIT as part of a secretive disciplinary process, has been missing for over a week, according to the South Hadley, Mass. Police Department.