A few weeks ago, the CS/SE department dedicated a new product usability lab. As it turns out, though, the CS majors aren’t the only ones with new toys to play with this year.


The ECE department dedicated a Product Testing Facility during Homecoming week. The facility, funded by donations from
Texas Instruments (TI) and Eagle Test Systems, is aimed at teaching Rose-Hulman ECE undergraduates about a concept called “product test engineering.”

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I met sophomore James Jeffries today, and was left with the following wise words: “like the rising sun appears, so does the Career Fair at Rose-Hulman.”


It is indeed the time of year, once again, where somewhere in the region of 130 companies appear in little maroon partitions on the floor of the SRC Fieldhouse. It’s the time of year when the bookstore, knowing the Rose student as it does, sets out
the huge stacks of professional-looking note-folios, which appeared en masse at Wednesday’s Career Fair.

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Mugabe calls for ‘friendly relationships’ with the West


Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe offered a refreshing change of tradition during his opening speech to Zimbabwe’s Parliament on Tuesday. Rather than the usual anti-West, anti-sanction rhetoric, Mugabe spoke conciliatorily and called for “co-operative relations.”


Members of the opposition party are reluctant to read too much into Mugabe’s statement, but many foreigners with business
in Zimbabwe see the speech as a positive sign. Mining companies have frozen new construction in Zimbabwe, fearing state takeover or reassignment of their properties. However, Mugabe seemed to assuage some of these fears with promises of a new mining bill headed for Parliament.

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Rose-Hulman is a relatively safe school, as colleges go. Even vandalism is a rare occurance. So when a police car shows up
on a Friday night outside a broken glass door in the student union, some people tend to get concerned.


However, this particular case is nothing to worry about– a member of a band that performed in the Union last week simply bumped into the door and cracked the glass, according to John Wolfe, Assistant Director of Public Safety.

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An independent rapper until he recently signed with Young Money Entertainment this past summer, Aubrey Drake Graham is
one of the fastest-rising recording artists to hit the recording studio. Originally from Toronto, Canada, he has had four hits on the charts, three of which have made it into the top ten. His hits include “Replacement Girl,” “Successful,” and last but certainly not least (remaining in the number one spot on multiple charts for several weeks), “Best I Ever Had.” Drake is only
the second music artist to have two singles in the top ten in the same week. He has also been nominated for eight awards,
spanning from the BET Awards to the MTV Awards.

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Released as a fi ve-issue miniseries during March-July 2008, “The Dark Tower: The Long Road Home” follows Roland Deschain, a new Gunslinger, and his pals as they venture back home to Gilead after the events of the first Dark Tower graphic novel, “The Gunslinger Born.” The fi rst issue of “The Long Road Home” topped the comic charts in March and
has made a very impressive mark on the comic world, with the latest Dark Tower storyline, The Fall of Gilead, being the penultimate chapter of the five-story arc.

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