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Next UMass president will not be Clay

Towson University President Robert L. Caret was named the president of the University of Massachusetts this evening by its Board of Trustees. MIT Chancellor Phillip L. Clay PhD ’75, who will be stepping down as Chancellor this spring, was one … Continue reading

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Blizzard triggers falling branches on campus, one woman injured

A 23-year old woman, unaffiliated with MIT, walking along Main Street was struck on the back of her neck and pinned by a falling branch at the corner of Main Street and Vassar Street around 3:50 p.m. today. According to … Continue reading

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MIT is closed…except when it’s not

MIT is officially closed, but some parts are still open. In a walk around campus, the new cafe in E62 (the new Sloan Building) is open, because, the manager says, “we’re considered essential personnel.” Dewey and Hayden Libraries are open, … Continue reading

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Chemical spill in 66/68 basement

Around 6 p.m. this evening, a hazardous chemical spill took place in the basement between buildings 66 and 68. The chemical is believed to be acetonitrile. The spill is not serious (Cambridge Fire has categorized it as a “class 1″ … Continue reading

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Anna Tang can return home for now

Anna L. Tang was today permitted to return to her home in Brighton, where she may remain under the same restrictions she was subject to prior to her trial, for the past three years. When she was found not guilty … Continue reading

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Blizzard 2010

After barreling its way up the East Coast, a snowstorm slammed the Boston area on Sunday night, producing blizzard conditions and closing the Institute to all non-essential personnel on Monday.  The storm dumped up to 18 inches of snow in … Continue reading

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Some briefs filed in Stanford v. Roche

Recently, several briefs have been filed in Stanford v. Roche, the patent ownership case that is before the Supreme Court and which MIT has expressed an interest in, so we have covered in The Tech. Also, the Supreme Court has … Continue reading

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UA President raises Dining issue at Faculty Meeting

At today’s faculty meeting, just before 5:00 p.m., for the first time in his term, Undergraduate Association President Vrajesh Y. Modi ’11 spoke to the meeting. In the New Business section of the meeting, he raised the issue of dining: … Continue reading

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Liveblogging the SayNO protest at the MIT Corporation meeting

Update 8:27am: House Dining Advisory Group member and Simmons associate housemaster Steve Hall stopped by the Media Lab at about 8:20 specifically to talk to the protesters, but left soon after because he didn’t want their conversation to be covered … Continue reading

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SayNO campaign will have sit-in at Corporation meeting to protest dining

Keone Hon ’11, organizer of the SayNO campaign against the new dining plan has announced a sit-in protest at the MIT Corporation’s quarterly meeting today. In an e-mail blasted to campus mailing lists around 1:25 a.m., Hon asked students to … Continue reading

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