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Thanksgiving shuttle

The Parking and Transportation Office will provide shuttle service from Kresge lot to Logan Airport from 1 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26. Advance reservations must be made via the web site at http://web.mit.edu/parking, which includes a detailed schedule and other information.

World AIDS Day

MIT will mark World AIDS Day on Monday, Dec. 1 with an event hosted by the MIT Women's League in Lobby 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year's theme is "Live and Let Live," which will focus on eliminating the stigma and discrimination that are major obstacles to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.

Panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display as a backdrop to information booths staffed by representatives from several Boston-area AIDS-related organizations, as well as MIT student groups. The Women's League also will hold a fund-raising raffle and chocolate buffet to benefit Community Servings, which delivers meals to Boston-area people living with AIDS. Anyone wishing to help with the event should contact Sis de Bordenave at 253-3656 or esdeb@mit.edu. For more information, see http://web.mit.edu/womensleague/aids_1103.html.

Museum F.A.T. event

On Friday, Nov. 28, the MIT Museum will host its annual F.A.T. (Friday After Thanksgiving) Mega Chain Reaction Event, orchestrated by artist/engineer Arthur Ganson, in duPont Gymnasium from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants from MIT, families and friends can bring their own links, help creators link contraptions, or just witness the excitement. Advance registration is required; call 452-2111 during business hours. See http://web.mit.edu/museum/programs/nov-dec.html for more information.

Day care scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for the TCC/LINCC Child Care Scholarship Program for MIT employees. The program offers financial assistance to full-time or part-time benefits-eligible employees (including postdoctoral associates) who meet income guidelines and have a child or children enrolled in the Technology Children's Centers at Eastgate and Westgate, or the Lincoln Lab Children's Center. The deadline is Dec. 1 for awards starting Jan. 1.

For more information, contact any of the child care centers above; the Center for Work, Family and Personal Life (253-1592, worklife@mit.edu); or the Lincoln Lab Child Care Office (Room LL-A-221, 781-981-7028, mceniff@ll.mit.edu).

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 19, 2003.


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