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Hockfield announces resignation as MIT President: Twitter chimes in

President Susan B. Hockfield announced her plans to step down as MIT’s president at 9 a.m. this morning in an email to the community. Soon afterward, news outlets and students posted their thoughts on Twitter. Here are just a representative … Continue reading

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Plastic soldiers overwhelm MIT during finals week

Hackers at MIT formed an army that spread throughout the main buildings of the Institute on Wednesday of finals week. Made of green plastic, the toy soldiers were affixed with double sided tape throughout the Infinite Corridor and other main … Continue reading

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OSHA letter to Yale re machine shop fatality

The United States Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration (OSHA) has released their letter dated Aug. 15 to Yale University regarding their investigation into the April 13, 2011 death of Yale senior Michele Dufault. The letter is available here.

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June 24 is next stem cell deadline

U.S. District Court judge Royce C. Lamberth yesterday afternoon set June 24 as the deadline for both sides in the stem cell case to file briefs before the court. Those briefs, limited to 10 pages, will provide each side’s view … Continue reading

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MIT Celebrates Exploration

Students from MIT’s Solar Electric Vehicle Team and the MIT Rocket Team display their designs.  This week, MIT hosts another of its 150 Symposia — Earth, Air, Ocean and Space: The Future of Exploration. Students and alumni gathered in Johnson today for … Continue reading

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MIT sweeps USNWR graduate science/engineering rankings

MIT took the top spot in nearly all science specialties and many engineering specialties in U.S. News and World Report’s recently-released 2012 graduate school rankings. MIT was ranked #1 in overall engineering and also took #3 in business, behind Stanford … Continue reading

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T Accident in Central

A red line train has struck and killed a man at the Central Square station, reports WCVBTV Boston. Service has been halted through the station, but bus service is being provided between Park St. and Harvard stations. Click here for … Continue reading

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Anna Tang is free

As of 3:30 p.m. today, Judge Bruce R. Henry dismissed the Commonwealth’s petition to commit Anna L. Tang to a locked mental facility, and ordered Ms. Tang discharged from custody. Her ankle bracelet will be removed this afternoon, and her … Continue reading

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Senator Scott Brown will visit MIT tomorrow

Massachusetts Republican Senator Scott Brown will tour MIT’s Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies with President Susan J. Hockfield tomorrow. After the tour, Analog Devices Chairman Ray Stata and Massachusetts High Tech Council President Chris Anderson will join them to discuss Brown’s … Continue reading

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Anna Tang still in limbo

At 2 p.m. today in Middlesex Superior Court, the defense and prosecution continued to spar over Anna L. Tang, the former Wellesley college student who stabbed MIT student Wolfe B. Styke ’10 in October of 2007. Tang was found not … Continue reading

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