Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
Revisions in the student information policy that address precautions when using electronic systems were discussed at the December 15 faculty meeting.
Faculty members also heard a report on the Committee on Curricula Guidelines decision to limit multiple bachelor degrees.
STUDENT INFO POLICY
The report, presented by Associate Provost Phillip L. Clay, set up ground rules for letters of recommendation, access, disclosure and use of technology. Oversight will be provided by student information policy officers and a Committee on Student Information Policy to be co-chaired by a faculty member and Mary R. Callahan, registrar and co-director of Academic Services.
Copies of the report are available on line to members of the MIT community.
Professor Arthur C. Smith said the committee would not approve petitions for a third SB, or for a second SB if the student had already received the first degree or if he or she were not currently registered as an undergraduate. He said students with a cumulative average below 4.0 would need a letter from their advisor to petition for a second degree. The policy becomes effective on March 6.
In other business, the faculty approved by voice vote changes in the HASS-D requirement (see MIT Tech Talk, November 24, 1999), and Chancellor Lawrence S. Bacow discussed the new residence plan (MIT Tech Talk, December 15, 1999).
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on January 12, 2000.