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MIT 1990-2004: The Vest Years
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year 1998

Astronaut-turned-Senator John Glenn, 77, returns to space, participates in MIT studies on sleep and aging

John Glenn

“Good Will Hunting” hack: windows of Green Bldg. light up in shape of Oscar statue

Good Will Hunting hack

Plans for new on-campus residence (later named Simmons Hall) announced, and decision made that all first year students will live in MIT residence halls once that building is opened

Quantum error correction, a key component of a new breed of supercomputer, demonstrated in joint study by MIT & Los Alamos National Laboratory

Singapore-MIT Alliance formed with National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technical University

Biological Engineering Division established to develop educational programs and address scientific and technological questions across the interface between modern biology and engineering science

President Clinton and AIDS researcher David Ho '78 HST speak at Commencement

President Clinton and  David Ho