MIT looks to rename housemasters; Harry Potter-influenced names popular

The Tech reports on efforts to rename the title of people who oversee student residences at MIT:

After speaking with students, Essigmann found that "Head of House" was a popular choice, often due to “affection for Harry Potter and Hogwarts." ...

The survey included "House Parent" (which some students considered infantilizing) and "House Maven" (which some students considered silly and subtly feminine). "Dumbledore" stood out as a popular write-in among responses ..."

If you can't do the time, then don't wear the lime

A man charged with armed robbery of a Roxbury market was caught in a courthouse lockup trying to rip up the distinctive lime-green, blue and yellow sneakers that helped ID him and flush them down a toilet, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 10:00

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