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iCampus seeks proposals

iCampus, the MIT-Microsoft Alliance for research in technology-enhanced education, will hold an informational meeting on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. in Room NE43-518 for students interested in submitting proposals.

The program has awarded more than $1 million for projects that demonstrate the use of information technology to enhance MIT education, improve the quality of MIT student life or make an impact on the world. Previous projects have included the Library Access to Music project, which will bring music to MIT dorm rooms via MIT Cable; Shuttletrack, which provides real-time tracking for the SafeRide service; a project that interfaced exercise bicycles to videogames at the Zesiger Center; and a project that uses PDAs to create hydrological-measurement instruments for field use.

Preliminary proposals are due Nov. 15 for projects that will begin in the spring. More information can be found at

The Oct. 30 meeting will give students an idea of the kinds of projects iCampus is looking for, as well as initial feedback on their ideas. Refreshments will be served. Those interested in attending should e-mail

Furniture Exchange open house

The MIT Furniture Exchange will host an open house with refreshments on three dates: Tuesday, Oct. 28 and Thursday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Furniture Exchange in Building WW15 (350 Brookline St.) sells donated furniture and other household items. It's open to all members of the MIT community, but you must bring a university ID to make a purchase. All proceeds benefit the Women's League Scholarship Fund. For hours of operation and other information, call 253-4293 or see

First EnviroForum scheduled

The first MIT EnviroForum--a series of events for MIT community members and Cambridge residents interested in the environment, sustainability and related issues--will be held on Thursday, Nov. 6 from 4-6 p.m. in Room 491 of the Student Center. Chancellor Phillip Clay, Professor Patrick Jaillet (head of civil and environmental engineering) and mechanical engineering graduate student Tiffany Groode will make remarks, followed by an opportunity to network and socialize. Refreshments will be served.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 22, 2003.

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