Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
Campus Police broke up an unauthorized party of about 100 at the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity on New Year's Eve, arresting four non-MIT partygoers and issuing citations to an MIT freshman and sophomore for providing alcohol to minors.
Charges of trespassing and disorderly conduct against the four non-MIT youths were dismissed in Cambridge District Court on January 3.
Sanctions for the citations include a fine and an alcohol education session and meeting with a dean. The Interfraternity Council and the Dean's Office will determine sanctions against ATO, located at 405 Memorial Drive in Cambridge. The MIT students cited are both members of the fraternity.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on January 12, 2000.