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Former insider assesses Iraq policy

One day after Secretary of State Colin Powell appears at the United Nations to make the case for war against Iraq, a high-level Clinton Administration foreign policy expert will lead an MIT discussion titled "Iraq and North Korea: A Former Insider Assesses U.S. Policy."

Former Ambassador-at-Large Robert Gallucci, who participated in early arms inspections of Iraq as the United Nations Special Commission's (UNSCOM) deputy executive chair, will deliver the lecture on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 4 p.m. in Wong Auditorium. Professor Stephen W. Van Evera, head of the Center for International Studies (CIS), will chair the event.

Happy Daffodil Days are here again

Community members can purchase a bouquet of daffodils for $6 this month, reserving a little taste of spring for themselves and helping out the American Cancer Society (ACS). Daffodil Days, the MIT Women's League fundraiser for the ACS, has raised $72,106 over the past five years. This year, coordinators will take orders during February and deliver the daffodils March 17-21.

Volunteers are needed to coordinate orders, organize bouquet bundles and help with the delivery. To volunteer or find out how to order your bouquet, contact Sis de Bordenave at the Women's League office, 253-3656 or

Emergency phones emerge on campus

Emergency telephones linked directly to the MIT Police have been installed at key locations across campus. The phones, which operate on a photo sensitive cell, are mounted on stainless-steel posts with a blue light overhead. Once a phone is activated, the blue light flashes, alerting the police or others that a person needs police assistance.

New phones at the following locations will be operational by Thursday, Feb. 6: Student Center Plaza at Bexley Hall; Mass. Ave. and Vassar St. at the side entrance to Building W31; Random Hall; Ashdown at Amherst St.; Burton Connor at Amherst Alley; Killian Court at Building 10; East Campus at Gray Way, near Walcott Entry; and Eastman Court near Building 6. In addition, emergency telephones have been installed at Simmons Hall and 70 Pacific St. The telephone at the backstop of the baseball diamond has been moved to Vassar Street.

Shape up!

Members of the community with Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation cards may register for classes at the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center through the weekend. Classes start on Monday, Feb 3.

As of Monday, spaces were available in triathlon training, swimming for women, guts n' glutes, cycling, yoga, boot camp workout, adult group diving, abdominals, lifeguard training and youth swimming, among others. For more information, click here, then click on the Zesiger Spring Program Guide or contact the assistant aquatics director, Caitriona Taylor, at 452-2284 or

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A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on February 5, 2003.

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